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Uppingham Town end their Peterborough League Premier Division campaign with victory over Netherton United



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Uppingham Town ended their title-winning campaign with a 100 per cent home record on Saturday.

They defeated Netherton United 3-1 at Tods Piece to record their 12th successive home win of the Peterborough League Premier Division campaign.

Rob Montgomery bagged a brace for the league champions with Josh Sennett also on target in their final match of the campaign.

Rob Montgomery (centre) scored twice for Town on Saturday. (56209344)
Rob Montgomery (centre) scored twice for Town on Saturday. (56209344)

Manager Paul Sheehan said: "The lads did well again because Netherton are a good side.

"It took us a while to adapt to system which they played and they were better than us for the first 15 minutes.

"But, once we adjusted, we got on top in the first half and it was a decent game of football after that.

"It was good to win all 12 of our home games and we have done well this season.

"The lads just work hard for each other and we have got players in the squad who can score goals.

"It's been pleasing as well that we've let in less goals than games played because there have been times when we haven't been really good but have defended properly to give us the opportunity to win games."

It was against the run of play that Town took the lead as the impressive Sennett beat his full-back before sending over a fine cross that was side-footed home by a tidy finish from Montgomery.

Montgomery and Sennett both went close to increasing Uppingham's advantage before Netherton equalised 10 minutes before the break.

Mark Baines sent over an inviting cross which was met by Kieran Duffy-Weekes who guided a superb finish over the advancing Tom Hubbard in Town's goal.

Parity didn't last long though as Uppingham regained the lead on the stroke of half-time when Will Lewin beat several players on the left before crossing for Sennett to score at the back post.

The second half was an even contest with Montgomery netting Town's third just past the hour mark when his shot took a wicked deflection to wrong-foot the Netherton goalkeeper.

The goal put the contest beyond their Peterborough visitors to ensure Town finished their title-winning campaign on a high.



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