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Uppingham Town are unbeaten in five games after a Peterborough League Premier Division draw with Holbeach United Reserves




Uppingham Town were held to a third successive draw on Saturday despite their second half display being one of the best of manager Paul Sheehan's reign.

Town had found themselves trailing at half-time of the Peterborough League Premier Division match to Jordan Keeble's penalty for visiting Holbeach United Reserves.

Callum O'Berg got Town back on level terms after the break but, despite creating the better chances, they were unable to find a winner from a strong second half showing against a Tigers team who remain unbeaten this season having drawn six of their nine league games.

Uppingham Town have been presented with a new playing kit by the Falcon Hotel.James Torbell is pictured with Uppingham boss Paul Sheehan and Town players James Howe and Tom Hubbard.Sheehan said: "We would like to thank the Falcon Hotel for their continued support because even during these difficult times they have still come forward and helped us out." (42984474)
Uppingham Town have been presented with a new playing kit by the Falcon Hotel.James Torbell is pictured with Uppingham boss Paul Sheehan and Town players James Howe and Tom Hubbard.Sheehan said: "We would like to thank the Falcon Hotel for their continued support because even during these difficult times they have still come forward and helped us out." (42984474)

Boss Sheehan said: "We started quite slowly and didn't really get out of the traps in the first half and they were the better side.

"It was slightly disappointing that we didn't get going, but we were then really good in the second half.

"It was probably the best we had played since I have been in charge and that was important for me.

"It's probably another two points which we should have had but, if the performances are good, then that is encouraging for everyone.

"We all want to win football matches but, at the moment, it is more important that we are playing well and doing alright."

Holbeach had the better of the opening exchanges and came close to breaking the deadlock with a free header from a corner.

They then took the lead after 25 minutes when Jack Salt mistimed a tackle in the box and Keeble stepped up to convert the resultant penalty.

Town created their best opening at the end of the half when Rob Forster saw a free-kick saved by Brad Waters in the Tigers goal with the ensuing follow-up being cleared off the line.

Uppingham started to win the second balls more after the break which allowed them to pin Holbeach back.

Martin Turiccki saw a cracking 20-yard strike superbly saved by Waters before Town levelled midway through the half.

O'Berg raced clear of the Tigers back-line before beating Waters with a smart finish in a one-on-one.

Forster went close to giving Town the lead only to see his shot cleared off the line before Rob Montgomery burst clear but, after electing to chip the advancing keeper, Waters stood his ground to save well to ensure Holbeach returned home with a point as Uppingham stretched their unbeaten run to five games.

Sheehan added: "We just couldn't get that second goal.

"It seems as though at the moment that when we score three goals we concede three or if we only concede one then we only score one.

"I was pleased with our second half performance though because we played well which keeps giving us something to build on."



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