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AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Peaks will keep Diamonds' 'feet on the ground' after a flying start

Andy Peaks insists he will keep his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players’ “feet on the ground” after they stormed to the top of the early standings in the Evo-Stik South League East last night (Tuesday).

Lindon Meikle heads home Kettering Town dramatic stoppage-time winner in the 1-0 victory over Redditch United at Latimer Park. Picture by Peter Short

Meikle wins it for Poppies, Diamonds march on but Steelmen are edged out

Lindon Meikle was the late, late hero as Kettering Town made it two wins out of two in the Evo-Stik South League Premier with a dramatic 1-0 success over Redditch United.

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Nabil Shariff celebrates after scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' first league goal at Hayden Road at the weekend. Picture by Mike Capps/

Diamonds must do the right things, says Peaks

Andy Peaks feels AFC Rushden & Diamonds will have a good chance of following up their opening-day win as long as they “do the right things” at Thame United tonight (Tuesday).

Nabil Shariff takes the congratulations after scoring his and AFC Rushden & Diamonds' second goal in Saturday's 2-0 victory over Hanwell Town. Picture by Mike Capps/

Peaks ready for Diamonds to hit the road

Andy Peaks is already looking forward to AFC Rushden & Diamonds hitting the road for the first time this season tomorrow (Tuesday) night.
Over 600 fans were on hand to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds mark their first league game at Hayden Road with a victory

Peaks' praise for volunteers as Diamonds start in style

Andy Peaks paid tribute to the volunteers at AFC Rushden & Diamonds after his team got the Hayden Road era off to a winning start.

Nabil Shariff celebrates with Joe Curtis after opening the scoring in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-0 victory over Hanwell Town at Hayden Road. Picture by Mike Capps/

VERDICT - Peaks' Diamonds deliver at Hayden Road

A whirlwind week ended in the best possible fashion for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they got life at Hayden Road under way with a victory.

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A perfect start as Poppies, Diamonds and Steelmen are all victorious

Kettering Town made an impressive start to the new Evo-Stik South League Premier season as they claimed a 2-1 success at Slough Town.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds are ready to play their first league game of the season in their new home at Hayden Road

Peaks wants to make Hayden Road a 'fortress'

Andy Peaks wants AFC Rushden & Diamonds to make Hayden Road “a fortress” as they bid to go one better this season.
Blaize Punter is one of two new signings for AFC Rushden & Diamonds ahead of the new season

Diamonds secure double signing

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have completed two more signings ahead of Saturday’s clash with Hanwell Town at Hayden Road.

Andy Peaks will be hoping AFC Rushden & Diamonds can go one better than the last two seasons as they begin a new era at Hayden Road

COMMENT - Diamonds capable of going all the way this time

At the risk of putting unneeded pressure on Andy Peaks and his players, I have high hopes for AFC Rushden & Diamonds this season.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will start the new season at Hayden Road in Rushden on Saturday

Diamonds to kick-off the season at Hayden Road

Chairman Ralph Burditt has paid tribute to the volunteers at AFC Rushden & Diamonds after it was confirmed that they will start the season at Hayden Road.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks will look to finalise his squad over the next few days

Diamonds boss Peaks has 'good options' to choose from

Andy Peaks admits he has got some “good options” to choose from as he looks to complete his AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad over the next week.

Corby Town manager David Bell

Steelmen and Diamonds ready to go head-to-head

Andy Peaks believes the final pre-season friendly of the summer at Corby Town will provide AFC Rushden & Diamonds with their most “realistic” test of the summer.

Tom Lorraine scored Diamonds' second goal in the win over Winslow

PRE-SEASON - Diamonds defeat Winslow in penultimate friendly

AFC Rushden & Diamonds enjoyed a 4-2 victory over Winslow United in their penultimate pre-season friendly of the summer.

Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds play Winslow United in a friendly at Kempston's Hillgrounds home tonight

Diamonds set for for first game at Kempston

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their penultimate friendly at their temporary home tonight (Wednesday).

Callum Westwood has signed a year-long contract with AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Westwood signs a contract with Diamonds

Callum Westwood has signed a year-long contract with AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Hayden Road will be the setting for the Chris Ruff Memorial Cup match between Rushden & Higham United and AFC Rushden & Diamonds this weekend

Opportunity will knock in the Rushden derby

Andy Peaks is ready to offer an opportunity to trialists and youngsters with AFC Rushden & Diamonds over the next week.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Peaks pleased as Diamonds show character

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds endured a good test of character as they fought back to draw 2-2 at Brackley Town last night (Tuesday).

All the details from this evening's pre-season action

PRE-SEASON - Diamonds draw at Brackley but Poppies and Steelmen are beaten

AFC Rushden & Diamonds claimed a decent draw while Kettering Town and Corby Town were both on the end of defeats as their pre-season campaigns continued.
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Brad Harris has left AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Stalwart Harris departs Diamonds

Long-serving Brad Harris has left AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

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