Diamonds handed home tie in the Vase

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Mark Starmer

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Mark Starmer

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds have been handed a home tie in the fourth round of the FA Vase.

The ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division side will take on East Midlands Counties Premier Division outfit St Andrews at the Dog & Duck on Saturday, January 18.

Diamonds earned their place in the last 32 of the competition with a 2-0 home success over Graham Street Prims at the weekend, thanks to goals from Matt Gearing and Deven Ellwood.

St Andrews are based in Leicester and currently sit in eighth place in their division but have suffered just three league defeats in 13 matches so far.