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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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Corby Town goalkeeper Aidan Grant speaks with the fans following the club's relegation at the weekend. Picture by David Tilley

Kinniburgh would like to see Steelmen stay on

Steve Kinniburgh believes Corby Town will want to keep the vast majority of the squad that finished the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division season, despite their relegation on the final day.

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Marcus Law has revealed the process of building Kettering Town's squad for next season has already started

Poppies already getting deals done

Marcus Law has revealed two members of the Kettering Town squad have already signed contracts to stay at the club for next season.

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Danny Draper consoles a devastated Jordon Crawford after Corby Town were relegated following the 4-1 defeat at Coalville Town. Pictures by David Tilley

Kinniburgh defends Steelmen despite a ‘shambles’ and relegation on final day

Steve Kinniburgh conceded the final-day display at Coalville Town was “a shambles” as Corby Town were relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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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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Adam Frisch is consoled by Corby Town fans after the Steelmen were relegated from the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division. Pictures by David Tilley

VERDICT – The hope is extinguished as Corby are relegated

By now, it will most probably be sinking in. Corby Town have been relegated for the second time in the space of a year.

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Rene Howe congratulates Aaron O'Connor after he hit Kettering Town's winner in the 2-1 success at Banbury United on the final day of the season. Pictures by Peter Short

Lessons learned as Poppies finish with a win

Marcus Law insists “lessons have been learned” after Kettering Town wrapped up their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division campaign with a fine 2-1 success at Banbury United.

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Chris Bradshaw's Desborough Town team have secured at least a top-four finish in the UCL Premier Division

Desborough pick up a fine success

Desborough Town will finish the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division season in at least fourth place after picking up one of their best wins of the campaign.

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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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Joe Iaciofano, pictured celebrating after scoring in the 5-1 win over Sutton Coldfield Town in March, will miss Corby Town's final game of the season today after returning to Northampton Town

Iaciofano returns to Cobblers as he misses Corby’s survival bid

Joe Iaciofano won’t feature for Corby Town as they look to secure survival in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division.

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Steve Kinniburgh and the Corby Town players are looking to complete the great escape this weekend

No change in approach on Steelmen’s survival Saturday

Steve Kinniburgh insists there will be no change in approach as Corby Town bid to complete the great escape from relegation this weekend.

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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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Youngster Ben Baker has impressed for Kettering Town in the latter stages of the season

Poppies round things off with ‘dead rubber’

Kettering Town round off their Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division season with a “dead rubber” at Banbury United tomorrow (Saturday).

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Whitworth will be playing in the United Counties League Premier Division next season

Flourmen boss Mallows looking forward to a top-flight challenge

James Mallows is already looking forward to seeing what Whitworth can do in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division next season.

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Steven Leslie takes the congratulations after scoring Corby Town's third goal against Grantham Town on Easter Monday

Leslie glad Corby have control of their destiny

Steven Leslie is glad Corby Town don’t have to rely on anyone else as they bid for survival on the final day of the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division season.

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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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Marcus Law is looking ahead with Kettering Town

Moves to be made at Poppies as Law looks ahead

Kettering Town’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division season has been winding down for a number of weeks now.

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Steve Kinniburgh and the Corby Town players applaud the fans following their fine 3-0 victory over Grantham Town. Picture by Alison Bagley

Kinniburgh full of praise as Steelmen close in on safety

Steve Kinniburgh paid tribute to the Corby Town players after a fine Easter Monday success put them on the brink of pulling off the great escape from relegation.

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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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Marcus Law shakes hands with his Cambridge City counterpart following the 0-0 draw at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

Poppies sign off at home with goalless draw

Marcus Law admitted there was an “end-of-season vibe” as Kettering Town’s final home game of the campaign ended in a dull 0-0 draw with Cambridge City.

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