FOOTBALL: Uppingham boss says there is room for improvement

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UPPINGHAM Town boss Richard Kendrick says his side can play much better despite ending a run of three defeats on Saturday.

Town returned to winning ways against struggling 2011-12 Peterborough and District League champions Pinchbeck United, winning 2-1 with goals from Ollie Webb and Rob Forster at Tod's Piece.

"To collect three points is good but we should have done it better," said Kendrick. "We should have put to bed much earlier."

Uppingham led 1-0 at half-time thanks to Webb's opener, which the Town boss described as reward for "never-give-up" persistance.

Forster doubled Uppingham's advantage in the second half with a well-worked goal before Pinchbeck pulled one back late on.

Kendrick said: "The second was a very good goal which brought everybody into the game. There was some nice passing and it was a satisfying goal.

"But we gave away one at the end - it was a poor goal."

He added: "we could have been three up at the break. Dave Laughton missed one, Martin Turiccki had a chance. We should have scored more."

Uppingham face unbeaten league leaders Netherton United at home on Saturday with Turiccki and centre back Mark Dimech doubtful for the fixture.

"We will not be at full strength," warned Kendrick.

Uppingham Town: Tom Hubbard, Callum O'Berg, Jake Norton, Martin Bennett, Mark Dimech, Dave Laughton (Jamie Binley), Rob Forster, Rob Lawrie (James Coughlan), James Howe (Omar Elkashoty), Ollie Webb, Martin Turiccki.