Flourmen and Diamonds set for cup battle

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

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Next door neighbours Whitworth and AFC Rushden & Diamonds will battle it out in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Knockout Cup tonight (Tuesday).

The clash at London Road will give Diamonds an opportunity to bounce back following their disappointing exit from the FA Vase at the hands of Hullbridge Sports at the weekend.

But it could prove to be a tricky test against the Flourmen who have enjoyed a decent campaign in Division One so far this season. They go into the tie on the back of a 7-0 drubbing of Stewarts & Lloyds on Saturday.

Raunds Town, meanwhile, are in league action at Kiln Park as they take on Bourne Town.

The Shopmates’ poor run of form of late continued at the weekend when they were beaten 2-1 at home by ON Chenecks.