Struggling Uppingham Town exit second cup in a week

Langtoft United in action against Uppingham Town. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-141014-115552001

Langtoft United in action against Uppingham Town. Photo: Geoff Atton EMN-141014-115552001

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Uppingham Town were involved in a tight Leicestershire Senior Cup game at Todd’s Piece on Saturday, that was until a second yellow card for Rob Lawrie unbalanced what had been a fairly even contest and gifted FC GNG a 4-1 victory.

The Leicestershire side took the lead from a corner when Uppingham failed to clear the danger but Town were soon level, thanks to a Ryan Waller goal. GNG were edging the tie at half time after beating the Town defence again but it was still a competitive affair.

After the break Lawrie was given his marching orders for a second booking and with just ten on the field, and many of them young inexperienced players, GNG scored two more goals to give them a flattering final scoreline and dump Uppingham out of the cup.

It has been a difficult time for Uppingham in the last six weeks, losing assistant manager Billy Beaver and then going on a six game run without a win. During that time they have secured just one draw in four league games and lost twice in cup competitions.

On Saturday Uppingham travel to the in-form Langtoft United, who despite being the new-boys in the PDFL Premier having been promoted last year have already beaten Town 5-2 away from home, and are currently on an impressive five game unbeaten run.

Uppingham: Dave Fish, Rich Lewin (Mark Binley), Martin Bennett, Jake Norton, Matt Hill, Dean Willis, James Howe (Jonathan Forster), Ryan Waller, Rob Lawrie, Rob Forster, Callam Campbell.