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Diamonds' match called off

AFC Rushden & Diamonds' home clash with Uxbridge tonight (Tuesday) has been postponed.

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Tom Lorraine suffered a back injury during Saturday's win over Chalfont St Peter, which has made him a doubt for AFC Rushden & Diamonds' clash with Uxbridge tonight. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks wants Diamonds to 'keep up the momentum'

Andy Peaks wants AFC Rushden & Diamonds to “keep up the momentum” when they take on Uxbridge at Hayden Road tonight (Tuesday).

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Andy Peaks applauds the AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans after he guided his team to another win as they beat Chalfont St Peter at Hayden Road. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Peaks hails 'a massive three points' for Diamonds

Andy Peaks described AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ 1-0 success over Chalfont St Peter at Hayden Road as “a massive three points”.

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Andy Peaks congratulates Sam Brown after AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 1-0 victory over Chalfont St Peter. Pictures by Alison Bagley

VERDICT: Another win and a big one for relentless Diamonds

As the final whistle sounded to confirm AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ 1-0 victory over Chalfont St Peter, you could just sense that this win was bigger than most.

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Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-1 success at Arlesey Town last Saturday. Picture by Guy Wills

Diamonds all set for their 'biggest test for a while'

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds are facing their “biggest test for a while” this weekend.

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Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-1 success at Arlesey Town last weekend. Picture by Guy Wills

Diamonds are now at the top of the defensive tree

AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ defensive record came into the spotlight again last weekend.

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Andy Peaks was pleased to see his AFC Rushden & Diamonds team show some resilience as they claimed another victory

Diamonds showed a lot of resilience, says boss Peaks

Andy Peaks was pleased to see his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players show some “resilience” as they chalked up another win in the Evo-Stik South League East.
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SATURDAY SPORT - Diamonds win again but Steelmen slip to sixth loss in a row

AFC Rushden & Diamonds continued their charge at the top of the Evo-Stik South League East with a hard-fought 2-1 success at bottom side Arlesey Town.

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Liam Dolman's shot finds the net for AFC Rushden & Diamonds' late equaliser at Kettering Town on Tuesday night. Diamonds return to league duty tomorrow at bottom side Arlesey Town. Picture by Peter Short

Expectation will now be back on Diamonds

Andy Peaks believes he won’t have to say much to his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players when they head to bottom side Arlesey Town this weekend.

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Police were already on site at Latimer Park during Kettering Town's NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final with AFC Rushden & Diamonds before an alleged incident took place at half-time. Picture by Peter Short

Diamonds launch their own investigation after 'incident' during clash at Poppies

AFC Rushden & Diamonds have joined Northamptonshire Police and the Northamptonshire FA in launching an investigation following an “incident” in the tunnel at half-time during Tuesday's NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final clash at Kettering Town.
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Andy Peaks makes his point to coach Scott Carlin during AFC Rushden & Diamonds' clash at Kettering Town. Pictures by Peter Short

Diamonds boss Peaks satisfied, despite shoot-out heartbreak

Andy Peaks was more than satisfied by the performance of his AFC Rushden & Diamonds after they suffered penalty shoot-out heartbreak at Latimer Park last night (Tuesday).

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Kettering Town's players celebrate after their penalty shoot-out success over AFC Rushden & Diamonds at Latimer Park. Pictures by Peter Short

Poppies on the spot to beat Diamonds on a stormy night

Kettering Town were on the spot to beat AFC Rushden & Diamonds in a penalty shoot-out to book their place in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup final after the two teams battled out a thrilling 3-3 draw at Latimer Park.
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Ben Diamond scored one of the goals as AFC Rushden & Diamonds beat Kettering Town 3-2 in the BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup earlier this season. The two teams meet again in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final at Latimer Park tonight. Picture by Peter Short

OPINION: Poppies v Diamonds - a big game or an unneeded side attraction?

I have no doubt that in the build-up to and the aftermath of tonight’s (Tuesday) NFA Hillier Senior Cup semi-final at Latimer Park, various debates will have been played out on social media.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds' home clash with AFC Dunstable was called off due to a waterlogged pitch at Hayden Road

No arguments from Peaks as Diamonds' clash is called off

Andy Peaks felt the referee called it right as AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ home clash with AFC Dunstable was postponed just over an hour before kick-off.

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Luke Fairlamb will miss AFC Rushden & Diamonds' next three games due to suspension

Peaks hopes a big crowd will be on hand for Diamonds' key clash

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ crucial clash with AFC Dunstable tomorrow (Saturday) deserves to be watched by a big crowd at Hayden Road.

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A collective effort has been the key to AFC Rushden & Diamonds' superb defensive record this season, according to boss Andy Peaks

Diamonds' superb run has been built from the back

So often in football, it is the attacking players who take the glory.

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Ben Farrell wrapped up AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 3-1 win at Moneyfields from the penalty spot

Peaks delighted as Diamonds come through a 'serious test'

Andy Peaks was delighted to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds come through a “serious test” as their push for promotion gathered pace with a fine 3-1 success at Moneyfields.

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Ben Diamond opened the scoring in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' win at Moneyfields

Diamonds extend their lead with fine away win

AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ superb run of form continued as they made it 15 Evo-Stik South League East matches without defeat with a superb 3-1 success at Moneyfields.

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Stephen Hutchings dramatic stoppage-time goal earned then leaders Moneyfields a 2-2 draw against AFC Rushden & Diamonds at Hayden Road in November. But Diamonds head south for the return fixture this weekend having gone on a 14-match unbeaten run to put themselves on top of the Evo-Stik South League East table

Diamonds' trip to Moneyfields a reminder of how quickly things can change

AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ trip to Moneyfields this weekend provides a timely reminder to everyone just how quickly football can change.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds' match with Thame United has fallen victim of the weather

Diamonds' match with Thame called off

AFC Rushden & Diamonds' Evo-Stik South League East clash with Thame United tonight (Tuesday) has been postponed.
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