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Poor defending so costly for the Steelmen

Gary Mills admitted a poor second-half defensive display was Corby Town’s undoing as they were beaten 3-2 at fellow strugglers Marine last night (Tuesday).

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Two goals from Phil Trainer proved to be in vain for Corby Town as they lost 3-2 at fellow strugglers Marine

Steelmen are beaten at fellow strugglers Marine

Corby Town’s survival hopes in the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Premier Division suffered a big blow after they went down 3-2 at fellow strugglers Marine.

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Gary Mills takes his Corby Town team to Marine for a crucial clash tonight

The stakes are high as Corby head to Marine

Gary Mills insists Corby Town can enjoy the pressure of the occasion as they get ready to take on Marine in a huge clash this evening (Tuesday).

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Phil Trainer had this effort ruled out for offside during Corby Town's 3-0 defeat at Barwell on Saturday. Pictures by David Tilley

Squad mentality the key ahead of Steelmen’s crucial clashes

Gary Mills wants to ensure the mentality of his Corby Town squad is in good shape ahead of tomorrow (Tuesday) night’s crucial trip to Marine.

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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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Gary Mills believes Corby Town are heading into one of the most important weeks in the club's history

No time to dwell as Steelmen head into a huge week

Gary Mills insists Corby Town have no time to dwell on their 3-0 defeat at Barwell as they face up to what he believes is one of most important weeks in the club’s history.

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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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Gary Mills believes his Corby Town players are used to the big pressure each game brings in their relegation battle

Mills’ Steelmen are used to the pressure

Gary Mills believes his Corby Town players are now used to the pressure of big games as they gear up for a crucial week in the fight for survival.

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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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Joe Iaciofano, pictured celebrating his second goal last weekend, says he is enjoying his spell at Corby Town

Young Joe is only focused on Corby’s survival battle

There’s no doubt that Joe Iaciofano’s long-term aim is to fully break into the first-team picture at Northampton Town.

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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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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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Joe Iaciofano celebrates with his Corby Town team-mates after the Northampton Town loanee scored the Steelmen's second goal in the 5-1 victory over Sutton Coldfield Town. Picture by Alison Bagley

Corby boss Mills tips Iaciofano for a bright future

Gary Mills has no doubts that Joe Iaciofano has a “bright future in front of him” after the Northampton Town youngster played a starring role for Corby Town 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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Aaron Brown rounded off Corby Town's 5-1 victory over Sutton Coldfield Town with this late header. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Steelmen’s big reaction pleases boss Mills

Gary Mills was pleased to see his Corby Town players respond well to a half-time dressing down as they produced a stunning fightback to claim three more priceless points at Steel Park.

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Joe Iaciofano celebrates his second goal during Corby Town's 5-1 victory over Sutton Coldfield Town at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT – Stunning second half shows Steelmen are serious

As far as second-half fightbacks go, this has to be one of the best.

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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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