Olney next up for the Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Mark Starmer
AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Mark Starmer

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will seek to close the gap on UCL Division One leaders Sileby Rangers tonight (Tuesday) when they face Olney at the Dog & Duck.

Mark Starmer’s side, who eased past Burton Park Wanderers to the tune of 4-0 at the weekend, are currently 10 points behind the pacesetters with one game in hand.

Also in the second tier, both Thrapston and Whitworth have difficult evenings in prospect.

Thrapston, beaten 3-1 at home by Raunds on Saturday, travel to second-placed Eynesbury while Whitworth are on the rado at Oadby who are sitting in fourth spot.

Wellingborough Town will aim to bounce back from their disapoointing 1-0 defeat to Quorn when they make the journey to Newport Pagnell.

The Doughboys’ 1-0 reverse, combined with Harborough Town’s 4-0 victory at Boston Town, moved them back into the bottom two places.