Consistent form delivers more points for Town on their travels
Uppingham moved up to second place in Division One of the Peterborough League with an excellent 3-1 away success at Whittlesey Reserves on Saturday.
After last week’s 5-1 home win over Oundle, Town produced another good performance in their sixth away game of the season with their consistent form again delivering the points.
Playing with a strong wind in the first half, Town began quickly and forced a number of corners and saves from the home keeper.
Rob Montgomery made it 1-0 to Town after 20 minutes with a good header from a right wing cross from Will Thomas.
Whittlesey came back strongly at Town, although Tom Hubbard in the Town goal had little to do other than collect some through balls and crosses.
The second Town goal came from a counter attack when Montgomery found Rob Forster with a through ball and, from 25 yards out with the keeper closing the Town player down, the striker lifted the ball over the keeper with a good finish after 35 minutes.
Whittlesey kept in the game and made it 2-1 with five minutes of the first half remaining when they beat the offside trap and finished after a save by Hubbard who was unlucky with the rebound which fell to the home striker to reduce the arrears.
Town had one more chance before the break when a shot from outside the box from Forster brought a good save from the Whittlesey keeper to leave the half-time score at 2-1 to Uppingham.
Uppingham continued to press forward in the second half against a strong wind and still created some half chances which brought a few saves from the Whittlesey keeper.
As Whittlesey pushed forward for an equaliser, this created a more open game and it was Billy Henshaw who scored his first goal for the club with a quality finish after a terrific 50-yard crossfield through ball from Josh Porter.
The Town midfielder controlled the through ball, drew the keeper from his line and went round him to make it 3-1 with 20 minutes left of the game.
Uppingham went down to 10 men with 15 minutes left when Callum O’Berg was showed a red card for a reaction to a poor tackle on him.
With the extra man Whittlesey did put more pressure on the away team, but Uppingham saw the game out without too much trouble and came away worthy winners.
They welcome Crowland to Tod’s Piece this Saturday with a 2pm kick off.
Uppingham Reserves were 3-0 derby winners over Stamford Lions A in Division Three on Saturday thanks to goals from Ryan Hunnings, Louis Miles and Gary Rix.