FOOTBALL: Uppingham boosted by goal spree

Dave Laughton on the ball for Uppingham Town against Whittlesey''Photo: MSMP180812-016ow
Dave Laughton on the ball for Uppingham Town against Whittlesey''Photo: MSMP180812-016ow
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ELEVEN goals in three games have given Uppingham Town a massive early boost says skipper Martin Bennett.

Town have picked up seven points in their opening three games ahead of this evening’s home match against King’s Cliffe and Bennett says their sensational start has created a fabulous atmosphere within the squad.

“These results give you a bit of confidence,” he said. “Last year we got off to a terrible start but this season there is a great atmosphere.”

Uppingham beat Whittlesey United 4-1 at home on Saturday and Town were in cruise control after running up an early 3-0 lead.

Bennett said: “To be honest it was the worst we have played out of the three. We were three up after about 25 minutes but after that we took our foot off the gas.”

Martin Turiccki opened the scoring when his strike from the edge of the box took a deflection and wrong-footed the Whittlesey goalkeeper.

Omar Elkashoty doubled Town’s advantage from an acute angle after a run down the left, and Rob Forster made it three with what Bennett thought was the pick of the bunch. Mark Dimech played a long ball to Dave Laughton who beat two players before the laying the ball into the path of Forster, who burst from midfield unmarked and calmly rounded the keeper to slot the ball home.

Whittlesey pulled one back before the interval but a low strike across the keeper from Turiccki in the secnd half settled the result.

Uppingham: Jamie Binley, Martin Bennett, Mark Dimeeh, Omar Elkashoty, Rob Forster, David Laughton, Rob Lawrie, Callum O’berg, Will Thomas, Martin Turiccki, Stephen Wallhead. Subs: Harry Gregg, Jamie Salt.

This evening’s match against King’s Cliffe kicks off at 6.30pm.