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Uppingham Town beat Wittering Premiair in the Peterborough League Premier Division

Noah Sinclair struck two goals on his Uppingham Town debut as the reigning Peterborough League Premier Division champions defeated Wittering Premiair on Saturday.

Sinclair came off the substitutes' bench to score twice in the 4-1 home success at Tod's Piece with all of Town's goals coming in the second half.

Fellow replacement Luke Gove and Josh Porter were also on target for Town after Harry Whittington had given the Harriers a first half lead.

Town had gone close on plenty of occasions in the first half with James Howe sending Sam Eldridge away and his first-time cross found Sam Blackwell who shot straight at the Wittering goalkeeper.

Blackwell was then sent clear by Harley Pridmore's pass but his first time effort was easily saved by the Harriers' goalkeeper.

Porter also had a shot from the edge of the box tipped over the bar before Blackwell had an effort well saved by the feet of the visiting goalkeeper.

Wittering took the lead before the break as a long throw-in wasn't dealt with and Whittington poked home from the flick-on.

Town then missed a penalty at the start of the second half when Pridmore put his spot kick over the crossbar after Eldridge had been brought down from Billy Henshaw's through ball.

The equaliser did finally arrive when Eldridge crossed from the right and Sinclair headed in from eight yards out.

Town then took the lead as Porter's corner was cleared back to him and his cross was flicked on by Eldridge for Sinclair to side-foot home.

Gove headed home from Porter's corner to make it 3-1 before the win was sealed as Eldridge charged down the goalkeeper to take the sting out of his clearance which landed to Sinclair and he passed to Porter who fired home from the edge of the box into the corner.

Manager Paul Sheehan said: "It was an important victory.

"We played well in the first half and created some really good chances but failed to take them. We then let a poor goal in right on half-time.

"But we were ruthless with our chances in the second half and took all four goals well and that's two weeks running where we have come from behind to win.

"The Christmas break has come at a good time as it gives us a chance to get some of the injured players back."

Town have received some good news regarding Ollie Lewin's knee injury which doesn't require an operation and they are hopeful he can return by the end of January.

Uppingham's next match is on Saturday, January 6, when they entertain Tydd.

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