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Uppingham Town defeated by Polonia as Dainius Rinkevicius scores all four goals for Peterborough side




Uppingham Town manager Ryan Hunnings admitted his side needs to come up with a Plan B after a frustrating Peterborough League Premier Division defeat at Polonia on Saturday.

Table-topping Town went down to a 4-1 reversal despite dominating large parts of the clash at the Nene Valley Community Centre.

But they failed to turn their possession into goals and were hit four times on the counter-attack as Dainius Rinkevicius scored all of the home side's goals.

Uppingham manager Ryan Hunnings. (22570281)
Uppingham manager Ryan Hunnings. (22570281)

Hunnings said: "Nothing went right for us. They probably had six attacks and scored four goals while we lived in their half but couldn't get in behind them.

"Fair play to Polonia because they defended for their lives. They set their stall out by defending really deep and got in the way of everything. Even when we did find a way through their goalkeeper made a wonder save."

Town had started well and were knocking the ball around trying to pick their way through the Polonia rearguard.

They started to push more players forward to aid their attacking cause as the half wore on and Polonia countered at pace twice with Rinkevicius bagging a brace to give the hosts a two-goal advantage.

The pattern continued after the break with Rinkevicius leading the Polonia raids on the Uppingham goal with another two-goal blast in the second half.

Town's frustrations saw two players sin-binned for dissent before they scored a last minute consolation direct from a Josh Porter corner.

Hunnings added: "Teams are starting to know what to expect when they come up against us so we need to come up with a Plan B.

"We started to get frustrated when things didn't click for us so we have to be more patient.

"We'll go back to basics at training this week because at the moment we don't know what to do when we go behind in games."

Town have strengthened their attacking options by signing Alex Brockbank from near neighbours Oakham United. He came on as a substitute for the last 20 minutes of Saturday's defeat.


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