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PRE-SEASON - Poppies win the Maunsell Cup, Diamonds lose out after Steelmen enjoy easy success

Kettering Town were on the spot as they clinched the NFA Maunsell Cup with a penalty shoot-out success over Northampton Town after a 1-1 draw in the final at Wellingborough Town’s Dog & Duck home.
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AFC Rushden & Diamonds play their third friendly in a row at Hayden Road tomorrow

Diamonds feeling at home at Hayden Road

Andy Peaks believes Hayden Road is already beginning to feel like home for AFC Rushden & Diamonds.

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Corby Town manager David Bell

Corby boss Bell ready to 'put it together'

Corby Town boss David Bell believes it’s time for him to “put the team together”.

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Andy Peaks was delighted with his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players after they beat Northampton Town in a pre-season friendly last night

Diamonds 'set the standard' with Cobblers success

Andy Peaks believes his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players “set the standard” after they claimed a fine pre-season success over Northampton Town last night (Wednesday).

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Veteran goalkeeper Paul Bastock is a transfer target for Corby Town boss David Bell after he featured for the Steelmen on Tuesday night

Veteran Bastock is on the radar for Steelmen

Corby Town manager David Bell has confirmed he would like to sign veteran goalkeeper Paul Bastock.

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Tom Lorraine grabbed AFC Rushden & Diamonds' second goal as they beat Northampton Town in a pre-season friendly

PRE-SEASON - Diamonds defeat the Cobblers

AFC Rushden & Diamonds enjoyed an impressive friendly success as they beat a strong Northampton Town side 2-0 at Hayden Road.

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Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team take on Northampton Town in a pre-season friendly at Hayden Road tonight

Diamonds ready to take on the Cobblers

Andy Peaks is relishing a “difficult test” for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they prepare to take on Northampton Town at Hayden Road tonight (Wednesday).

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Aaron O'Connor was on target in Kettering Town's 2-2 draw at Brackley Town

PRE-SEASON - Steelmen hit four while Poppies draw at Brackley

Corby Town claimed a comfortable 4-1 victory at Wellingborough Town as they continued their build-up to the new Evo-Stik League South season.

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Marcus Law and his Kettering Town team will be at Brackley Town for their first pre-season friendly of the summer tonight

Poppies set for action while Steelmen head to Wellingborough

Kettering Town kick-off their pre-season friendly campaign at Brackley Town tonight (Tuesday).

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Liam Dolman was on target for Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team in their opening pre-season friendly of the summer

PRE-SEASON - Diamonds win on penalties but Corby are sunk by old boys

AFC Rushden & Diamonds began life at Hayden Road by drawing 2-2 with Barwell before winning the Dale Roberts Memorial Cup in a penalty shoot-out.

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Lee Stevenson was on target in Corby Town's friendly success at Quorn on Wednesday

A step up in standard as Corby face Brackley

David Bell is keen to see his new-look Corby Town squad make an impression on their supporters when they take on Brackley Town in their first home friendly of the summer on Saturday.

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Andy Peaks will lead AFC Rushden & Diamonds into their first game at Hayden Road this weekend

Diamonds ready for 'great moment' at Hayden Road

Chairman Ralph Burditt believes it will be a “great moment” when AFC Rushden & Diamonds step out to play their first home game at Hayden Road on Saturday.

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Corby Town manager David Bell

Steelmen to host Romulus on opening day

Corby Town will start life in the Evo-Stik League South with a home clash against Romulus at Steel Park on Saturday, August 12.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Andy Peaks

Diamonds to kick off new season at home

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will kick-off the new Evo-Stik South League East season with a home clash against Hanwell Town.

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Former Kettering Town goalkeeper Jamie McAlindon played in Corby Town's opening friendly of the summer at the weekend

Bell pleased with Steelmen's friendly success

David Bell was pleased to see Corby Town get their pre-season friendly campaign off to a winning start at the weekend.

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Sam Mulready opened the scoring in Corby Town's 3-1 win at Blaby & Whetstone Athletic

Bell's Steelmen open pre-season with a win

The David Bell era at Corby Town started on a winning note as they claimed a 3-1 success at Blaby & Whetstone Athletic in their first pre-season friendly of the summer.

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The draws for the early stages of next season's FA competitions have been made

Diamonds could face Doughboys in the FA Cup

A big local derby could be on the cards in the preliminary round of next season’s Emirates FA Cup.

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Assistant-manager Rob Gould and first-team coach Kevin Ward watch on during training at Corby Town this week. Picture by David Tilley

Steelmen are all set for their first friendly

Corby Town will get their pre-season friendly campaign under way this weekend.

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Former Celtic and Aston Villa star Stiliyan Petrov is the latest player to be confirmed to play for Marathonbet's Premier League legends team against Corby Town on July 30

Lawrenson: Legends will be extremely competitive at Corby

Mark Lawrenson expects the Marathonbet Premier League legends to make it an “extremely competitive” game when they face Corby Town in a pre-season friendly later this month.

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Ketterings Annabel Johnson will be representing Team GBR at the World University Games next month

Kettering student Annabel earns a place in Team GBR

A student from Kettering has been selected to represent Team GBR in the women’s football competition at the World University Games next month.
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