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Oakham United beat Ramsey Town in the Peterborough League Premier Division





Manager Lea Jordan is hoping a regular run of games will help his Oakham United side to work towards achieving their goals this season.

The Rutland team have played just six matches in the Peterborough League Premier Division since the end of September after a flurry of postponements.

It has affected a bright start to the season for United who were among the early front-runners before the inclement weather took hold of their fixtures.

Cardin Pierre-Liverpool scored Oakham’s third goal on Saturday. Photo: Dan Allen
Cardin Pierre-Liverpool scored Oakham’s third goal on Saturday. Photo: Dan Allen

They returned to winning ways with 3-0 away victory at Ramsey Town with Jordan hoping that success can help reignite their campaign.

He said: "It's been really tough, trying to keep the boys' momentum going.

"It's about game-time now for us and hopefully we can start pushing on and getting some wins.

"All we can do is keep picking ourselves up a little bit and continuing to try to achieve what we want to do because otherwise the season will be gone before we know it.

"We've got to keep fighting. The boys are in good spirits and they believe in themselves.

"They just need to keep finding that confidence to do the right things and, if they continue to do that, then we'll get some results out of it."

United came flying out of the traps on Saturday and took an early lead when Cardin Pierre-Liverpool's cross was turned into his own net by the Ramsey keeper.

The hosts then had the first of two players sent off when Alex Roger was red-carded after a badly judged high challenge on Oakham goalkeeper John Swales.

Oakham continued to play some decent football and got their rewards with another goal after the break when Kieran Pledger was fouled in the area and George Staggs stepped up to score the resultant spot kick.

Staggs then set up the third goal as he delivered the ball into the box for Pierre-Liverpool to turn home a tidy finish and seal the win.

Ramsey finished the match with nine men when Ryan Pratt was sent off for a wild challenge.

Jordan added: "The boys were really buzzing after the game and were happy with their performance.

"They really did the job which we needed them to do. The shape and the football we played was good."

Although Oakham have lost the services of Cemal Korkmaz to Deeping Rangers Reserves, Jordan has been impressed by the performances of youngster Will Pearce-Smith who has progressed through the ranks at the club and also plays for Blackstones Under 18s.

The United boss commented: "Will's a good, young player who has real potential.

"He's fitted in really well and it's now all about trying to bed him into men's football and a case of managing his game-time."

Oakham face a tough trip on Saturday to fifth-placed Leverington who won 5-1 in the first meeting of the season between the two sides.



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