AFC Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

PRE-SEASON - Poppies win the Maunsell Cup, Diamonds lose out after Steelmen enjoy easy success

Kettering Town were on the spot as they clinched the NFA Maunsell Cup with a penalty shoot-out success over Northampton Town after a 1-1 draw in the final at Wellingborough Town’s Dog & Duck home.
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AFC Rushden & Diamonds play their third friendly in a row at Hayden Road tomorrow

Diamonds feeling at home at Hayden Road

Andy Peaks believes Hayden Road is already beginning to feel like home for AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Andy Peaks was delighted with his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players after they beat Northampton Town in a pre-season friendly last night

Diamonds 'set the standard' with Cobblers success

Andy Peaks believes his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players “set the standard” after they claimed a fine pre-season success over Northampton Town last night (Wednesday).

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Tom Lorraine grabbed AFC Rushden & Diamonds' second goal as they beat Northampton Town in a pre-season friendly

PRE-SEASON - Diamonds defeat the Cobblers

AFC Rushden & Diamonds enjoyed an impressive friendly success as they beat a strong Northampton Town side 2-0 at Hayden Road.

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Marcus Law and his Kettering Town team will be at Brackley Town for their first pre-season friendly of the summer tonight

Poppies set for action while Steelmen head to Wellingborough

Kettering Town kick-off their pre-season friendly campaign at Brackley Town tonight (Tuesday).

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Liam Dolman was on target for Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team in their opening pre-season friendly of the summer

PRE-SEASON - Diamonds win on penalties but Corby are sunk by old boys

AFC Rushden & Diamonds began life at Hayden Road by drawing 2-2 with Barwell before winning the Dale Roberts Memorial Cup in a penalty shoot-out.

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Andy Peaks will lead AFC Rushden & Diamonds into their first game at Hayden Road this weekend

Diamonds ready for 'great moment' at Hayden Road

Chairman Ralph Burditt believes it will be a “great moment” when AFC Rushden & Diamonds step out to play their first home game at Hayden Road on Saturday.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Andy Peaks

Diamonds to kick off new season at home

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will kick-off the new Evo-Stik South League East season with a home clash against Hanwell Town.

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The draws for the early stages of next season's FA competitions have been made

Diamonds could face Doughboys in the FA Cup

A big local derby could be on the cards in the preliminary round of next season’s Emirates FA Cup.

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Andy Peaks has been pleased with the work AFC Rushden & Diamonds have done in the transfer market

Diamonds boss Peaks happy as some business gets done

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks declared himself happy with his first moves of the summer.

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Andy Peaks has confirmed four new signings for AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Diamonds make their moves as four new boys arrive

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have confirmed four new signings as they prepare for their forthcoming Evo-Stik South League East campaign.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks is looking forward to a return to the Southern League

Peaks looking forward to Diamonds’ southern return

Andy Peaks is looking forward to a return to the Evo-Stik Southern League for AFC Rushden & Diamonds next season.

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Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team will be back in the Southern League next season

Diamonds head south again, Steelmen go north and Poppies stay put

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will be back in the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central for the 2017-18 season.

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Liam Dolman and Andy Peaks enjoyed another run to the play-offs with AFC Rushden & Diamonds

REVIEW – Promotion shot falls short but Peaks’ Diamonds still shine

Another season done for AFC Rushden & Diamonds and, perhaps, another step forward even if it didn’t end in promotion.

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds are heading into an 'exciting time' next season

Diamonds boss Peaks looks forward to ‘exciting time’

Andy Peaks believes “exciting times” lie ahead for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they come to terms with another heartbreaking finish to a season.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds goalkeeper Matt Finlay kept this effort from Tom Owens out with a fine save during the first half of the 1-0 loss at Witton Albion. Picture by Keith Clayton

‘Gutted’ Finlay wants to stay with Diamonds

Matt Finlay admitted the AFC Rushden & Diamonds players were “gutted” after their season came to an end on Tuesday night.

Rob Hopley scores the only goal of the game as AFC Rushden & Diamonds went down 1-0 at Witon Albion in last night's play-off semi-final. Picture by Keith Clayton

Peaks devastated after Diamonds’ play-off heartbreak

Andy Peaks was left “devastated” after AFC Rushden & Diamonds suffered more play-off agony last night (Tuesday).

AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Andy Peaks

VERDICT – Quigley off as Diamonds promotion hopes are ended

Dan Quigley saw red as AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ promotion hopes went up in smoke as Witton Albion claimed a 1-0 victory at Wincham Park.

Boss Andy Peaks (centre), first-team coach Scott Carlin (left) and assistant-manager Paul Lamb will be plotting AFC Rushden & Diamonds' route to promotion as they head to Witton Albion for the play-off semi-final this evening

Peaks feeling the ‘buzz’ for Diamonds’ big play-off clash

Andy Peaks believes there is a “buzz” around the AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad as they bid to move a step closer to promotion tonight (Tuesday).

Andy Peaks and his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players savour the moment after they secured their play-off place on the final day of the season. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks certain Diamonds can upset Witton

Andy Peaks has no doubts that AFC Rushden & Diamonds are capable of upsetting Witton Albion in tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-off semi-final.

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