Six in a row for title-chasing Diamonds

Adam Confue grabbed AFC Rushden & Diamonds' final goal in their 6-1 thrashing of Huntingdon Town

Adam Confue grabbed AFC Rushden & Diamonds' final goal in their 6-1 thrashing of Huntingdon Town

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds claimed a sixth win in a row as they kept up their charge towards the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division title.

Andy Peaks’ side battled back from a goal down to hammer Huntingdon Town 6-1 at the Dog & Duck.

The victory keeps them four points clear of second-placed Wisbech Town, who still have a game in hand and are the visitors to the Dog & Duck next weekend in what is set to be a showdown as far as the crown is concerned.

Diamonds fell behind to Chris Jones’ shot but Russ Dunkley levelled with a 30-yard lob before the hosts stepped it up after the break.

Matt Gearing put them in front before Declan Rogers and Liam Dolman struck to take the game away from the visitors.

Tom Berwick made it 5-1 and Adam Confue completed the scoring from long-range.

Wellingborough Town won at Boston Town for the sixth successive season as they claimed an impressive 2-1 victory.

Jake Newman continued his superb form in front of goal as his 32nd of the season put the Doughboys in front but Matt Kennedy equalised before half-time.

However, Dan Spaughton grabbed what proved to be the winner for Wellingborough on the hour.

There was late heartbreak for Desborough Town as third-placed Thurnby Nirvana fought back to claim a 2-1 win.

Ar Tarn looked to be on their way to a shock victory when Luke Cummins gave them the lead on 38 minutes.

They held on until the 80th minute when Lynas King levelled and the same player hit Thurnby’s winner with just three minutes left on the clock.