Oli Webb’s last minute goal secured Uppingham three points that manager Richard Kendrick says they barely deserved on Saturday.
Webb headed home Callum O’Berg’s free kick after Jake Norton had levelled with a cracking strike on the hour as ten-man Town beat Whittlesey Blue Star 2-1 at Tods Piece.
“We did not deserve to win. We got out of jail,” said the Uppingham boss.
“Jake Norton levelled with a good strike from the edge of the box and I thought we would kick on. It was as good as any goal you’ll see from the weekend
“Having said that, we had not played for four weeks and were bound to be rusty.”
Tom Hubbard, who was chased by the Peterborough and District League for their league XI recently, pulled off another penalty save as Town responded well to the dismissal of Rob Lawrie.
“Tom kept us in the game” said Kendrick. “No wonder the league are after him. Hopefully he will get another chance.”
Uppingham currently sit ninth in the Peterborough and District league’s top flight but they have games in hand of several of the teams above them, and their manager expects them to move up the table in the next few weeks.
A hectic run of games begins with a trip to leaders Moulton Harrox on Saturday and that is quickly followed by a Rutland derby against Oakham on Wednesday evening.
Town held the league leaders to a goalless draw at Tods Piece and Kendrick feels sure his side will have say in the destination of the title.
“I think we will get something there if the side turn up and we are not carrying any passengers,” he added.
Kick off against Oakham at Tods Piece on Wednesday next week is at 6.30pm.
Uppingham: Martin Bennett, James Binley, Omar Elkashoty, James Howe, Tom Hubbard, Dave Laughton, Jake Norton, Callum O’Berg, Martin Turiccki, Stephen Wallhead, Oli Webb. Subs: Josh Cole, Rob Lawrie.