Updated: Oct 8
Uttoxeter Town 2, Leicester Road 0
GOALS from Kyle Esplin and Jack Derbyshire sent the visiting Midland League Division One leaders crashing to their first defeat of the season.
The result opened the door for Lichfield City to go top after winning 3-0 away to Paget Rangers on the night.
Esplin and Derbyshire struck for Uttoxeter in the 55th and 67th minute to destroy Leicester Road's 100 per cent record that had seen them win all six league starts this season.
The visitors arrived at Oldfields with six consecutive wins to their credit since the onset of the new season.
Honours were even in the first half before Esplin put Uttoxeter ahead on the resumption, soon after the visitors were reduced to 10 men when Dom Brennan was sin-binned.
Lichfield City are the new league leaders on 20 points after winning 3-0 away to Paget Rangers tonight, while Uttoxeter's fifth league win moves them up to third on 16 points
Uttoxeter are at home to Stourport Swifts in the Buildbase FA Vase this Saturday (3pm). The tie is all-ticket to comply with Covid-19 ground capacity.
COVID-19 has struck Rocester FC causing tonight's Midland League Division One fixture away to Stapenhill to be postponed.
The club issued statement: "We have had a positive test within the club and as a result, in line with Public Health England advice, we are closing the first team side of things down until Saturday, October 17, to safeguard all persons involved with the club".
Midland League Division One
Ashby Ivanhoe 4, Coventry Copeswood 3; Atherstone Town 6, Cadbury Athletic 1; Brocton 2, Hinckley AFC 3; Paget Rangers 0, Lichfield City 3; Stafford Town 0, Nuneaton Griff 6; Studley 8, GNP Sports 0; UTTOXETER TOWN 2, Leicester Road 0. Postponed: Stapenhill v ROCESTER.
Picture: Jack Derbyshire added Uttoxeter Town's second goal.