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AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Poppies, Diamonds and Steelmen confirm pre-season schedules

Kettering Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Corby Town have confirmed their pre-season schedules for this summer.

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Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds met in two cup competitions last season but will be in the same league as each other in the next campaign

Law and Peaks relishing derby clashes

Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds are set to collide in the league next season.

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Respective captains Liam Dolman and Brett Solkhon will be going head-to-head next season after AFC Rushden & Diamonds and Kettering Town were both placed in the Southern League Central for the 2018-19 campaign. Picture by Peter Short

Poppies and Diamonds to collide in the league next season

Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds will collide in league fixtures for the first time next season.

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It was a campaign to remember for the promotion-winning AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad

REVIEW OF THE SEASON: Diamonds take that next step forward

It was a case of third time lucky for Andy Peaks and AFC Rushden & Diamonds.
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Captain Liam Dolman enjoyed another excellent season as he led AFC Rushden & Diamonds to promotion after two seasons of play-off heartbreak

Dolman led the charge in Diamonds' huge defensive effort

Jon Dunham’s unofficial AFC Rushden & Diamonds player of the year – Liam Dolman.
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Captain Liam Dolman and boss Andy Peaks pictured following AFC Rushden & Diamonds' final game of their promotion-winning campaign. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks to meet with Diamonds board as thoughts turn to a higher level

Andy Peaks is set to meet with the AFC Rushden & Diamonds board next week as the club prepares for life at Step Three next season.

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The AFC Rushden & Diamonds players celebrate promotion in style after they rounded off a fine season with a 1-0 victory over Ashford Town (Middx) at Hayden Road. Pictures by Alison Bagley

A happy ending but no title for promoted Diamonds

Andy Peaks was delighted to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds finish their season on a winning note - even if it wasn’t quite enough to clinch the title.

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Ben Farrell grabbed the only goal of the game as AFC Rushden & Diamonds ended their fine season with a 1-0 win over Ashford Town (Middx)

SATURDAY SPORT: Diamonds denied the title as Steelmen finish with a defeat

AFC Rushden & Diamonds rounded off a promotion-winning campaign with a fifth victory in a row but they were denied a title part at Hayden Road.

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The AFC Rushden & Diamonds players celebrate promotion on the Hayden Road pitch after their 7-1 victory over Aylesbury FC on Tuesday night. Picture by Alison Bagley

Vice-chairman Ward holds back the tears after Diamonds' promotion

There was a tear in the eye of AFC Rushden & Diamonds vice-chairman Jon Ward as he reflected on a tumultuous night at Hayden Road on Tuesday.

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IN PICTURES: It’s celebration night as Diamonds seal promotion

AFC Rushden & Diamonds made sure their excellent season brought reward last night as they secured promotion from Evo-Stik South League East.

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Andy Peaks is held aloft after AFC Rushden & Diamonds' promotion from the Evo-Stik South League East was confirmed last night. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Peaks hails 'fantastic' players as Diamonds seal promotion

Andy Peaks hailed his “absolutely fantastic” AFC Rushden & Diamonds players after they secured the club’s third promotion in six years at Hayden Road last night (Tuesday).

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The AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad enjoy the moment in the home dressing-room after they secured promotion with a 7-1 victory over Aylesbury at Hayden Road. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT: Seven up! Diamonds up!

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are going up!

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Andy Peaks and AFC Rushden & Diamonds are hoping to wrap up promotion at Hayden Road tonight

Diamonds hoping to stage a promotion party

It could be party time at Hayden Road tonight (Tuesday) as AFC Rushden & Diamonds look to wrap up automatic promotion in the Evo-Stik South League East.

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Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds team are closing in on promotion

Peaks focused as Diamonds look to finish the job

Andy Peaks insists AFC Rushden & Diamonds will be “fully focused” when they bid to seal promotion on Tuesday night.

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Joel Gyasi hit the winner as AFC Rushden & Diamonds moved closer to promotion with a 1-0 success at Cambridge City

Gyasi puts Diamonds on the brink of promotion

AFC Rushden & Diamonds stand on the brink of promotion in the Evo-Stik South League East after a fine 1-0 victory at Cambridge City.

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Boss Andy Peaks and captain Liam Dolman will be hoping to lead AFC Rushden & Diamonds to another win in their promotion bid this weekend

Diamonds boss Peaks focused on the next big game

Andy Peaks insists he and his AFC Rushden & Diamonds side are solely focused on their clash at Cambridge City this weekend.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Peaks' delight as Diamonds edge close encounter

Andy Peaks was delighted to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds come out on top in a tight encounter as they edged closer to promotion with a 1-0 victory over AFC Dunstable last night (Tuesday).

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Ben Farrell scored the crucial penalty to earn AFC Rushden & Diamonds a 1-0 win over AFC Dunstable at Hayden Road

VERDICT: Farrell on the spot as Diamonds close in on promotion

Just a few small steps for Ben Farrell turned into one giant leap towards promotion for AFC Rushden & Diamonds as they picked up a priceless 1-0 victory over AFC Dunstable at Hayden Road.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds were all smiles as they returned to winning ways with a 4-1 success over Aylesbury United on Saturday. They will be looking to take another step towards promotion when they host AFC Dunstable at Hayden Road tonight

Confident Diamonds set for a 'massive' game

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds will be full of confidence for a “massive” game at Hayden Road tonight (Tuesday).

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Tom Lorraine jumps for joy after he competed the scoring in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 4-1 victory over Aylesbury United. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Peaks pleased with 'a really important win' for Diamonds

Andy Peaks was pleased with “a really important win” as AFC Rushden & Diamond got their promotion push firmly back on track with a 4-1 success over Aylesbury United.

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