Local Football

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).

Ollie Brown-Hill is congratulated by Kern Miller after scoring Corby Town's goal in the 2-1 defeat at Spalding United. Picture by Tim Wilson

Steelmen left disappointed after Spalding setback

Rob Gould admitted there was a feeling of disappointment after Corby Town slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Spalding United last night (Tuesday).

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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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Boss David Bell takes his Corby Town team to Spalding United tonight. Picture by Mike Capps/www.kappasport.co.uk

Bell wants Corby to have a 'positive mindset'

David Bell says Corby Town will head to Spalding United with a “positive mindset” tonight (Tuesday).

Corby Town celebrate Sam Mulready's first goal during the 5-1 thrashing of Romulus at Steel Park on Saturday. Pictures by Mike Capps/www.kappasport.co.uk

Steelmen feeling confident for Spalding trip

David Bell insists Corby Town will be full of confidence when they head to Spalding United tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

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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/www.kappasport.co.uk

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/www.kappasport.co.uk

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.

Sam Mulready opens the scoring for Corby Town as they started the new season with a big 5-1 victory over Romulus at Steel Park. Picture by Mike Capps/www.kappasport.co.uk

Bell's delight at Steelmen's five-star start

David Bell felt Corby Town took a “step in the right direction” after they opened the new Evo-Stik League South season with five-star display at Steel Park.

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/www.kappasport.co.uk

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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David Bell will take of his first league game as manager of Corby Town when they take on Romulus tomorrow

Bell wants Steelmen to be competitive at the right end

David Bell is hoping a new season will bring a much-needed change in fortunes for Corby Town.

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.

Paul Bastock is hoping to end his long career on a high note at Corby Town

Bastock so sure he can finish on a high with Corby

Paul Bastock wants to end his long career on a high note and he believes he can do that with Corby Town this season.
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.

Corby Town will be led by the new management team of coach Kevin Ward (left), boss David Bell (centre) and assistant-manager Rob Gould in the Evo-Stik League South this season

COMMENT - Stability, first and foremost, should be the aim for Steelmen

When it comes to Corby Town this season, one would hope that ‘stability’ is a word that is being used around Steel Park.
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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.
Jack McGovern (left), pictured during his time at Lincoln United, has signed for Corby Town

Steelmen bring in McGovern

Corby Town have completed the signing of former Gainsborough Trinity forward Jack McGovern.

Paul Bastock is set to be in goal for Corby Town's opening game of the season at the weekend, at the age of 47

Steelmen stopper Bastock is ready for his final season

Paul Bastock insists he is looking forward to what he says will be his final season as a player more than any other before it.

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