UCL Preview - Key night as Diamonds face Eynesbury

Action from Desborough Town's 1-1 draw at Long Buckby in the UCL Premier Division at the weekend. Ben Williams was on target for Ar Tarn
Action from Desborough Town's 1-1 draw at Long Buckby in the UCL Premier Division at the weekend. Ben Williams was on target for Ar Tarn

Weather permitting, there is a huge showdown on the cards at the Dog & Duck in Division One of the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League tonight (Tuesday).

Third-placed AFC Rushden & Diamonds host second-placed Eynesbury Rovers on what could be a pivotal night in what is proving to be a close battle for promotion to the Premier Division.

With leaders Sileby Rangers not in action at the weekend, Diamonds and Eynesbury both won to move to within a point of them while goal difference separates the two teams as they prepare for tonight’s clash.

Diamonds were impressive 3-0 winners at Bugbrooke thanks to goals from Aaron King, Jack Wisniewski and Lance Allen while Rovers edged out Rushden & Higham 1-0.

The Lankies are also back in action this evening as they head to Harrowby United while Thrapston Town, dumped out of the League Knockout Cup at the weekend, host Wootton Blue Cross.

There is also a local derby on the agenda as Rothwell Corinthians host Burton Park Wanderers.

Whitworth are in Division One action tomorrow (Wednesday) when they will look to build on their 1-0 win over local rivals Raunds Town at the weekend with another away game at Olney.

There are also some key fixtures in the Premier Division tonight as Wellingborough Town and Stewarts & Lloyds look to put more distance between themselves and the relegation zone.

The Doughboys saw their clash with Spalding postponed at the weekend but they will look to maintain their recent good form when they head to Boston Town.

S&L, meanwhile, will be looking to bounce back against Huntingdon Town at Occupation Road after they were beaten 2-0 at Sleaford on Saturday.