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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.

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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.

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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.

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.

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 BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup last night (Tuesday).

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 BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup.

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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 BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup local derby at Hayden Road tonight (Tuesday).

Tom Lorraine grabbed his 60th goal for the club as he scored twice in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 4-1 victory at Uxbridge

Peaks: Diamonds will only get stronger

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds are only going to get stronger as the Evo-Stik South League East season goes on.

Action from Corby Town's 3-0 defeat at Frickley Athletic. Picture by David Tilley

It was a bad day at the office, says Corby caretaker Kinniburgh

Steve Kinniburgh admitted Corby Town endured “a bad day at the office” after their winning streak came to an end in a 3-0 defeat at Frickley Athletic.

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SATURDAY SPORT - Diamonds win on the road but Steelmen are beaten

AFC Rushden & Diamonds enjoyed an impressive away-day as they claimed a 4-1 success at Uxbridge to move up to third in the Evo-Stik South League East.

There was disappointment after AFC Rushden & Diamonds conceded a late equaliser last weekend but boss Andy Peaks believes they have had a good week ahead of tomorrow's clash at Uxbridge. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks hopes Diamonds can round off a good week in style

Andy Peaks is hoping AFC Rushden & Diamonds can round off a good week in style when they head to Uxbridge on tomorrow (Saturday).

The Corby Town players celebrate one of Paul Malone's two goals during last weekend's 5-0 victory over Belper Town. The Steelmen head to fellow high-fliers Frickley Athletic tomorrow. Picture by David Tilley

Steelmen set their sights on second

Steve Kinniburgh wants Corby Town to be challenging for the second automatic promotion spot in the Evo-Stik League South.

Ben Diamond takes the congratulations after he put AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2-1 up against Moneyfields on his debut. Picture by Alison Bagley

Headline was so nearly written for Diamonds new boy Ben

It was almost a perfect scenario for an AFC Rushden & Diamonds debutant and the headline writers.

Steve Kinniburgh will be continuing as caretaker-manager at Corby Town

Steelmen will review manager's job 'month-by-month'

Corby Town chairman Stevie Noble says the manager’s job will continue to be assessed on a “month-by-month” basis.

Goalkeeper Matt Finlay has left AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Goalkeeper Finlay leaves Diamonds

Long-serving goalkeeper Matt Finlay has left AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

Fernando Bell-Toxtle scored his first goal for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they beat Wellingborough Town 6-1 in the quarter-finals of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup

Diamonds cruise into the last four

Ryan Robbins hit a hat-trick as AFC Rushden & Diamonds eased into the semi-finals of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup with a 6-1 demolition of Wellingborough Town at Hayden Road.

Marcus Law is likely to make changes to his starting line-up when Kettering Town head to Daventry Town in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup quarter-finals tonight

Local clubs set for Hillier Cup action

The NFA Hillier Senior Cup is back on the agenda this evening (Tuesday) with all four quarter-finals set to be played.

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Caretaker-manager Steve Kinniburgh gives out some instructions during Corby Town's big 5-0 win over Belper Town at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Players were absolutely fantastic, says Corby caretaker Kinniburgh

Steve Kinniburgh labelled his Corby Town players as “absolutely fantastic” after they made it six wins in a row in the Evo-Stik League South in emphatic fashion.

The inquest begins after AFC Rushden & Diamonds conceded a late equaliser against Moneyfields at Hayden Road. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Mixed feelings for Peaks as Diamonds are denied at the death

Andy Peaks was disappointed AFC Rushden & Diamonds couldn’t finish the job as a late goal denied them the chance to end Moneyfields’ unbeaten start to the Evo-Stik South League East season.

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