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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

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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).

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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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The AFC Rushden & Diamonds players celebrate after the final whistle as they secured their play-off place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Peaks’ delight as Diamonds secure a play-off place

Andy Peaks was understandably delighted after AFC Rushden & Diamonds stormed into the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-offs.

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SATURDAY SPORT – Sorry Steelmen are relegated but Diamonds make the play-offs while Poppies win on final day

Corby Town have been relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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Liam Dolman celebrates scoring the winning goal in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 1-0 win over Newcastle Town, which kept them firmly on course for the play-offs

One more big effort needed as Diamonds bid for the play-offs

Liam Dolman wants his AFC Rushden & Diamonds team-mates to produce “one more big performance” to secure their play-off place.

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Andy Peaks wants AFC Rushden & Diamonds to stay focused on their own job as they look to secure a play-off spot

Peaks wants Diamonds to focus on the job at hand

Andy Peaks wants his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players to focus on nothing else apart from their own business on Saturday.

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Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds side have their fate in their own hands on the last day of the season

Diamonds have the chance to ‘finish it off’

Andy Peaks is keen to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds “finish it off” when they look to wrap up their Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-off place on Saturday.

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MONDAY SPORT – Steelmen edge towards safety while Diamonds Poppies are held

Corby Town took a giant stride towards safety in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division as they claimed a superb 3-0 victory over play-off chasing Grantham Town at Steel Park.

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Liam Dolman shows his delight after scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' winner against Newcastle Town on Saturday. Pictures by Alison Bagley

It’s all in Diamonds’ hands as they head to Stamford

Andy Peaks has described AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ clash at Stamford today (Monday, 3pm) as “a cup final”.

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Andy Peaks congratulates match-winner Liam Dolman after AFC Rushden & Diamonds' vital victory over Newcastle Town at the Dog & Duck. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Diamonds deserved vital win, says boss Peaks

Andy Peaks felt his AFC Rushden & Diamonds side fully deserved their 1-0 win over fellow hopefuls Newcastle Town, as the side moved into the play-off places in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South.

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Liam Dolman heads home AFC Rushden & Diamonds' winner as they beat Newcastle Town 1-0 at the Dog & Duck. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT – Dolman and Diamonds deliver a crucial success

When they needed it the most, AFC Rushden & Diamonds picked up a priceless win to ensure they remain on course to earn an Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-off place.

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SATURDAY SPORT – Steelmen move out of the drop-zone, Diamonds claim vital win but Poppies are well beaten

Phil Trainer’s late goal moved Corby Town back out of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division relegation zone with a vital 1-0 victory at Stafford Rangers.

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Andy Peaks wants the AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans to get behind their team when they take on Newcastle Town in a crucial clash tomorrow

Peaks wants fans to give his Diamonds full support

Andy Peaks wants the AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans to throw their full support behind his team as they head into a huge clash at the Dog & Duck on tomorrow (Saturday).

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