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Uppingham Town aiming to be crowned Peterborough League Premier Division champions for the first time in their history



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Uppingham Town will be aiming to be crowned Peterborough League Premier Division champions for the first time in their history on Saturday.

They travel to bottom-of-the-table Long Sutton needing a point from their penultimate game of the season to take the title.

Town currently hold a six-point advantage over second-placed Stilton who are in cup action this weekend.

Uppingham Town will be aiming to celebrate a successful season by being crowned Premier Division champions at the weekend.
Uppingham Town will be aiming to celebrate a successful season by being crowned Premier Division champions at the weekend.

And Paul Sheehan’s side make the trip to London Road looking to wrap up their first-ever Peterborough League title triumph.

After winning the Leicester and District League Premier Division more than 20 years ago, Town joined the Peterborough League where they gained promotion to the top flight at the end of the 2003 season after finishing as runners-up to Emneth.

They went close to Premier Division glory on a couple of occasions under the management of the late Richard Kendrick before dropping back down to Division One for the 2017/18 season.

Following the appointment of Paul O’Berg as first team boss, Town regained their Premier Division place in 2019 after finishing as runners-up to Parson Drove.

They have been the dominant team in the top flight this season, losing just once away at Crowland in the middle of October.

Since that defeat, Town have racked up 11 wins and a draw in the league, including a 6-1 home success over title-chasing Stilton who have given Uppingham a good run for their money.

Manager Sheehan said: “Stilton have done really well to stay with us when you look at our run since the Crowland defeat.

“We went five points clear at the end of November but that advantage wasn’t increased until they lost at Oundle last month.

“We are so close because at one stage we needed to win five games out of six but it’s just a point now.

“As a club, we haven’t won a league for quite a while so it would really nice if we could get it wrapped up on Saturday.

“Football is a funny game though and we will prepare as normal to hopefully get the win.”

Town will then conclude their league campaign with a home match against Netherton United the following weekend.

Their home form at Tods Piece has been superb this season with 11 successive league wins which have produced 34 goals and seen just eight conceded.



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