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Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone’s representatives have contacted Everton to express his interest in the vacant manager’s position and the rest of today’s gossip.

Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Peaks: We need to keep this run going

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will get another stern test of their recent good form this weekend according to boss Andy Peaks.

Paul Malone

Steelmen have a plan to conquer Gresley

Paul Malone knows Corby Town will have to “earn the right to play” when they head to Gresley FC this weekend.

Kettering Town boss Marcus Law's expression tells the tale during his side's defeat at Dorchester

Dorchester disaster needs to be put right against strugglers

Kettering Town coach Craig Mander felt there were ‘too many things wrong to put your finger on it’ during their 4-1 defeat at Dorchester Town.

Kettering Town
Boss Marcus Law and his staff talk with the travelling fans following Kettering Town's poor 4-1 defeat at Dorchester Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Ramshaw seeks a swift response after Poppies' bad day

John Ramshaw knows Kettering Town must produce an immediate reaction after their miserable afternoon at Dorchester Town on Saturday.
Kettering Town
Ben Farrell takes the congratulations after scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' second goal in the 4-0 success over Northwood. Pictures by Alison Bagley

We're in a good place, says Diamonds boss Peaks

Andy Peaks believes his AFC Rushden & Diamonds team are “in a good place” after their good form continued with a 4-0 victory over Northwood at Hayden Road.
Corby Town goalkeeper Sam Wilson collects the ball during the 1-1 draw with Cleethorpes Town at Steel Park. Picture by David Tilley

Kinniburgh is content after Steelmen's positive reaction

Steve Kinniburgh was satisfied with a point as Corby Town bounced back from their defeat at Frickley Athletic with a 1-1 draw against Cleethorpes Town at Steel Park.
Wayne Abbott's Rushden & Higham United side produced an incredible fightback to win 4-3 at Olney Town

Raunds lose out in the top-of-the-table clash

Pinchbeck United took control at the top of the ChromaSport United Counties League Division One as they won the big game of the day against Raunds Town.
Non League
Corby Town caretaker-manager Steve Kinniburgh

VERDICT - Steelmen impress in draw with Cleethorpes

Corby Town produced an excellent second-half display as they drew 1-1 with fellow high-fliers Cleethorpes Town in the Evo-Stik League South at Steel Park.

Details from this afternoon's local football action

Poppies slump to defeat while Diamonds sparkle again

Kettering Town suffered a miserable afternoon in Dorset as they were were beaten 4-1 at Dorchester Town in the Evo-Stik South League Premier.

Kettering Town
Mathew Stevens shows his frustration as a decision goes against him during Kettering Town's 3-2 defeat to AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday night. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies boss Law is focused on the 'quest'

Marcus Law wants Kettering Town to put things right as they put all their focus on their “quest” in the Evo-Stik South League Premier.

Kettering Town
The Corby Town players line up to observe a minutes silence for Remembrance Day ahead of last weekends 3-0 defeat at Frickley Athletic. Picture by David Tilley

It's all about the reaction as Steelmen bid to bounce back

Steve Kinniburgh will be seeking a “big reaction” from his Corby Town players when they take on Cleethorpes Town at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

Andy Peaks believes his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players 'set the bar' on Tuesday night. Picture by Peter Short

Diamonds have 'set the bar' as Northwood clash awaits

Andy Peaks felt his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players “set the bar” with their midweek derby success over Kettering Town.

Action from Whitworth's 3-1 home loss to Harborough Town last weekend. The Flourmen bounced back with a 2-2 draw at ON Chenecks on Wednesday

Le Masurier seeks a response in a huge clash for Raunds

Kiln Park will play host to the big game of the day in the ChromaSport United Counties League this weekend as the top two in Division One go head-to-head.

Non League
Joel Gyasi scores the first of his two goals in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 3-2 victory over Kettering Town at Hayden Road. Picture by Peter Short

Diamonds' derby-day hero Gyasi is eyeing a promotion push

Joel Gyasi was the star of the show as AFC Rushden & Diamonds took the local bragging rights on Tuesday night.

Rene Howe should be back in Kettering Town's squad at the weekend

Key players set to return for Poppies

Kettering Town’s squad should look stronger and healthier by the time they head to Dorchester Town this weekend.

Kettering Town
Ben Diamond brings AFC Rushden & Diamonds level in last night's 3-2 victory over Kettering Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Diamonds boss Peaks delighted with win over Poppies

Andy Peaks was “delighted” after AFC Rushden & Diamonds maintained their good form by seeing off Kettering Town in the second round of the Challenge Cup last night (Tuesday).

Marcus Law was disappointed after Kettering Town suffered a 3-2 defeat at AFC Rushden & Diamonds. Pictures by Peter Short

Kettering boss Law 'disappointed for the fans'

Marcus Law admitted he was “disappointed for the fans” after Kettering Town were beaten by local rivals AFC Rushden & Diamonds last night.

Kettering Town
AFC Rushden & Diamonds beat Kettering Town at Hayden Road

VERDICT - Gyasi the hero as Diamonds edge out Poppies

Joel Gyasi scored twice as AFC Rushden & Diamonds edged out Kettering Town 3-2 to move into the third round of the Challenge Cup.

Kettering Town
AFC Rushden & Diamonds defender Jack Ashton, pictured with boss Andy Peaks, has been given the all-clear to return to action after a year out

Peaks hopes Diamonds can keep it going against Poppies

Andy Peaks is keen to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds maintain their good form when they take on Kettering Town in a Challenge Cup local derby at Hayden Road tonight (Tuesday).

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