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AFC Rushden & Diamonds

It’s a case of win, lose and draw as fortunes are mixed

AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ play-off ambitions were given a jolt as they lost 2-1 at Market Drayton Town in the Northern Premier League First Division South.

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Darren Purse, pictured in action for Chesham United against Kettering Town last month, has signed for AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Peaks adds three to Diamonds squad for the run-in

Andy Peaks has strengthened his AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad for the run-in in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South

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Nabil Shariff is congratulated by Tom Lorraine after he hit the late winner in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-1 success over Leek Town last weekend

Hot shot Shariff focused on Diamonds’ play-off bid

Top scorer Nabil Shariff is feeling confident about AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ play-off bid.

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Nabil Shariff celebrates in front of the fans after scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' winner against Leek Town. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks wants Diamonds to ‘kick on’ in play-off bid

Andy Peaks has urged his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players to “kick on” as they bid to secure a play-off place in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South.

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The AFC Rushden & Diamonds players celebrate Nabil Shariff's winning goal in their 2-1 win over Leek Town. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Diamonds get what they want in the play-off push

Andy Peaks says AFC Rushden & Diamonds got just what they wanted as they enhanced their play-off hopes with a crucial 2-1 victory over fellow contenders Leek Town.

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Nabil Shariff fires home AFC Rushden & Diamonds' winner in their 2-1 success over Leek Town at the Dog & Duck. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT – Shariff strikes to secure a priceless win for Diamonds

Nabil Shariff was the late hero as AFC Rushden & Diamonds bloodied the nose of one of the big rivals in the battle for top-five supremacy in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South.

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SATURDAY SPORT – Shariff wins it for Diamonds, Steelmen are beaten and Poppies draw

Nabil Shariff was the late hero as AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they took a giant step towards the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-offs with a 2-1 victory over fellow contenders Leek Town at the Dog & Duck.

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Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team have 10 games left to secure a play-off place

Diamonds’ final push starts with a huge home clash

AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ final push to secure an Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South play-off place begins with a huge clash at the Dog & Duck tomorrow (Saturday).

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Ross Oulton is back in the frame at AFC Rushden & Diamonds after a six-month lay-off

Oulton and Westwood in contention for Diamonds

Ross Oulton and Callum Westwood are both in contention to feature in AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ huge home game with Leek Town on Saturday.

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Tom Lorraine became AFC Rushden & Diamonds' all-time leading scorer when he bagged a penalty during their 3-2 defeat to Buxton last night

Peaks finds positives despite Diamonds’ cup loss

Andy Peaks felt there were “loads of positives” for him to take despite AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ Integro League Cup campaign being ended last night (Tuesday).

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MIDWEEK SPORT – Poppies book final showdown with Steelmen but Diamonds’ cup hopes are ended

Kettering Town and Corby Town will collide in the final of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup at Sixfields next month.

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Andy Peaks is set to make changes for AFC Rushden & Diamonds' Integro League Cup quarter-final with Buxton

Peaks to make changes for Diamonds’ cup test

Andy Peaks has admitted he will pick his AFC Rushden & Diamonds team for tonight’s (Tuesday) Integro League Cup quarter-final with one eye on their huge league game at the weekend.

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Nabil Shariff hit a hat-trick in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 4-1 victory at Northwich Victoria

Peaks impressed with Diamonds’ hat-trick hero Shariff

Andy Peaks was full of praise for top scorer Nabil Shariff as he got back on the goal trail for AFC Rushden & Diamonds at the weekend.

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Andy Peaks was happy to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds return to winning ways at Northwich

Peaks delighted as Diamonds get back on track

Andy Peaks was delighted to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds get back on track with a decisive 4-1 victory at rock-bottom Northwich Victoria.

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SATURDAY SPORT – Super Steelmen hit five, Diamonds halt their losing run but Poppies are held at home

Corby Town produced an incredible second-half fightback to earn a priceless 5-1 victory over relegation rivals Sutton Coldfield Town in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division at Steel Park.

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Shawn Richards is back at AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Richards returns to Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have re-signed winger Shawn Richards.

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Joe Curtis was back in the AFC Rushden & Diamonds starting line-up on Tuesday after Richard Bunting suffered a calf injury

There’s no crisis as Diamonds bid to halt losing run

Andy Peaks insists there is no crisis at AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they bid to end their losing run at lowly Northwich Victoria tomorrow (Saturday).

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Jack Bowen returned to AFC Rushden & Diamonds colours in last night's 2-0 home defeat to Witton Albion. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Witton one of the best, says Diamonds boss Peaks

Andy Peaks felt AFC Rushden & Diamonds came up against one of the best teams in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South as they were beaten 2-0 by Witton Albion at the Dog & Duck last night (Tuesday).

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Steven Tames scores Witton Albion's opening goal in their 2-0 win at AFC Rushden & Diamonds last night. Picture by Alison Bagley

VERDICT – Powerful Witton have too much for Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds were condemned to a third defeat in a row as Witton Albion showed just why they are right in the hunt for the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South title.

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MIDWEEK SPORT – Steelmen pick up another point but Diamonds and Poppies are both beaten

Corby Town gained another point towards safety in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division as they drew 0-0 at Rushall Olympic.

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