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Town hit seven goals in the second half with strong showing

Uppingham Town returned to winning ways with a vengeance on Saturday after an 8-0 derby drubbing of Oakham United Reserves.

Town had suffered their first Peterborough League Division One defeat since the beginning of September the previous weekend when they went down to a 1-0 away loss at Crowland.

However, Paul O'Berg's side showed no mercy to an Oakham team that they had trounced 10-0 in the reverse fixture at Tods Piece in January.

Oakham Reserves v Uppingham (7903310)
Oakham Reserves v Uppingham (7903310)

Rob Montgomery led the scoring spree with a hat-trick while there were braces for Rob Forster and Josh Porter with Jordan Spencer also on target.

Bottom-of-the-table Oakham - who were boosted by first teamers Cameron Brookes, Luke Matts and David Bates - had trailed just 1-0 at half-time before Town turned on the style in the second half.

The first half was evenly contested with Uppingham hitting the bar from Forster's 20-yard shot before the Town striker went close again when he brought a good close range save from home keeper Charley Griffin.

Oakham responded with some pressure of their own but they were not able to take advantage of the number of corners and free kicks that they had in the first 30 minutes of the game.

It was Uppingham who took the lead when Montgomery put through his strike partner Forster with a well-timed pass which left him to finish with just the keeper to beat.

Oakham Reserves v Uppingham (7903253)
Oakham Reserves v Uppingham (7903253)

The start of the second half saw Uppingham gain an immediate advantage when Forster found Montgomery in the box who held off the defenders to make it 2-0 within the first minute.

Oakham had no option but to push forward in an attempt to get back into the game, but after 15 minutes of the second half it was 3-0 to Uppingham when Spencer met a cross to hit home into the far top corner with a left-footed strike.

Increased pressure from Uppingham throughout the second half resulted in further goals from Montgomery who scored two more for his hat trick, Porter who netted two direct from corners before Forster completed the scoring.

It was a good performance from a strong Uppingham side although Oakham were competitive for most of the game.

Uppingham now welcome Wittering to Tod's Piece on Saturday with a 2pm kick-off as they aim to retain their unbeaten home record in their final home game of the season.

Town: Tom Hubbard, Jordan Spencer, Billy Henshaw, Danny Dumford, Martin Turricki, Josh Porter, James Howe, Callum O'Berg, Rob Montgomery, Rob Forster, Harry Bains. Subs: Cameron Cleaver, Sam Eldridge.

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