Town score five goals in first half to move into third spot
Uppingham Town stormed to their biggest win of the Peterborough League Division One season on Saturday with a 7-0 trouncing of reigning champions Moulton Harrox Reserves in their first home game.
A dominant display by Town saw them stun Harrox with five goals in the first 45 minutes of the clash at Tod's Piece.
They started the match strongly and created a few chances before Callum O’Berg made it 1-0 after 15 minutes with a terrific strike from 25 yards that gave the keeper little chance.
Jack Salt then doubled the lead with a direct free kick from outside the box which again the keeper could not get close to.
James Howe added a third with a fine 20-yard volley after some sustained pressure.
Moulton, who were third in the league before the game, looked to be stunned by the ongoing pressure from Uppingham and it was 4-0 after 35 minutes with a first goal of the day from top scorer Rob Montgomery.
Moulton's keeper made a few good saves to keep the score at four until Sam Eldridge made it 5-0 just before half-time with a close range finish for his first goal of the season.
The visitors came back into the game in the first 15 minutes of the second half but could not find the final pass or shot to reduce the arrears.
Uppingham then dominated for the remainder of the game with Josh Porter scoring after 65 minutes with a cross-shot.
Montgomery completed the scoring with his second of the game with 15 minutes to go with a near post effort.
This was a good overall team performance by Uppingham who proved too strong on the day for Moulton.
The victory moves Town into third place in the division ahead of Saturday's home clash with Oundle Town at Tod's Piece.
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