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Round-up of the weekend's football action

Uppingham Town are through to the Peterborough Senior Cup final after a 1-0 home success over Thorney on Saturday.

James Howe's solitary strike saw off their Premier Division rivals in the last four clash at Tods Piece.

They will now face the winners of the Netherton United and Long Sutton clash who meet this coming weekend.

James Howe scored Uppingham's goal. (28698942)
James Howe scored Uppingham's goal. (28698942)

Oakham United were also celebrating a victory after a 3-2 home victory over Tydd at Lands' End Meadow in their Premier Division clash.

It was the first win under the management of Graeme Archer and moves Oakham four points clear of second-from-bottom Ketton who crashed to a 5-0 home defeat against Holbeach United Reserves.

Cottesmore continued their push for honours in the Leicestershire Senior League Premier Division with an 7-2 victory at Thurnby Rangers.

Tom Pope hit a hat-trick with Harry Stannard, Wilson Iron, Tom Atkins and Colton Cropper (penalty) also on target.

Deeping Rangers' hopes of reaching the final of the Kitman UK Knock-out Cup were dashed after a 3-1 away defeat at Rothwell Corinthians. Jordan Macleod scored the Clarets' goal from the penalty spot.

Blackstones' bid for a top four finish in Division One of the United Counties League suffered another setback after a 2-0 home defeat against seventh-placed Harrowby United.

Full reports and reaction in Friday's Mercury.

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