Peaks satisfied as Diamonds make a point

Andy Peaks was pleased with a point after AFC Rushden & Diamonds drew 1-1 with Shaw Lane at the Dog & Duck
Andy Peaks was pleased with a point after AFC Rushden & Diamonds drew 1-1 with Shaw Lane at the Dog & Duck

Andy Peaks was satisfied with a share of the spoils after AFC Rushden & Diamonds drew 1-1 with Shaw Lane at the Dog & Duck.

Liam Dolman’s header gave Diamonds a first-half lead against the second-placed visitors as they returned to Evo-Stik Northern Premier League Division One South action.

But the visitors hit back and levelled through Alex Byrne with 12 minutes to go.

However, the Diamonds boss was far from disheartened as his team made it four league matches without defeat.

“I am quite happy with the point, they are a good team,” Peaks said.

“I thought we were good in the first half and we probably should have been further in front because we have hit the bar twice as well as scoring the goal.

“But they had chances themselves and the second half turned into a bit of siege mentality for us.

“We invited pressure and they eventually got a goal. The outcome was probably about right.”

Peaks believes his squad is “being seriously tested” by injuries at the moment.

But he is now turning his attention to Tuesday’s home clash with fourth-placed Romulus, which is then followed by an FA Cup third qualifying round tie at Hendon.

“Considering the injuries we have got, I think it was a good point for us,” Peaks added.

“Our squad is being seriously tested at the moment.

“We now have to focus on Tuesday and we need to put in a good performance.

“If we do that and pick up a win then it makes the point from yesterday look even better.

“But it’s another big game and then it’s followed by the FA Cup as well.”