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SATURDAY SPORT - Cretu sends Corby third while Poppies draw on the road

Corby Town moved up to third in the Evo-Stik League South after they claimed a 1-0 success at bottom club Romulus.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Diamonds' match postponed

AFC Rushden & Diamonds' home clash with Thame United today (Saturday) has been postponed.

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Richard Buntings fine volley opened the scoring as AFC Rushden & Diamonds beat Northwood 4-0 at Hayden Road last month. That win, along with three others and a draw, were enough to give Andy Peaks men the team of the month award for November in the Evo-Stik South League East

In-form Thame will offer a stern test for Diamonds

Andy Peaks is expecting Thame United to offer a stern test for his table-topping AFC Rushden & Diamonds team this weekend.

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The Corby Town players celebrate Sam Mulready's winner in last weekend's 2-1 success over Leek Town at Steel Park. Picture by Alison Bagley

Corby targeting a maximum haul ahead of the festive period

Steve Kinniburgh insists Corby Town must target a maximum haul of points from their two games before Christmas.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Peaks: Right decision was made at the wrong time

Andy Peaks felt the right decision was made at the wrong time after AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ match at Aylesbury was called off less than an hour before kick-off last weekend.

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Sam Mulready celebrates with Jordon Crawford after the former scored Corby Town's winner in the 2-1 success over Leek Town at Steel Park. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Steelmen must target the play-offs, says caretaker Kinniburgh

Steve Kinniburgh believes Corby Town must target a play-off place during the second half of their season.

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Corby Town celebrate Sam Mulready's winner in the 2-1 success over Leek Town. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Steelmen go fourth with a home success

Corby Town marked the halfway point of their Evo-Stik League South season with a win as they beat Leek Town 2-1 at Steel Park to move back into fourth place.

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Captain Richard Bunting should be back in contention in a boost for Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad this weekend after serving a one-match ban

Consolidation is now the aim for Diamonds boss Peaks

Andy Peaks wants to see AFC Rushden & Diamonds consolidate their place at the top of the Evo-Stik South League East.

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Action from Corby Town's 3-2 home defeat to Lincoln United last weekend. Picture by David Tilley

Steelmen's half-term report will be better than expected

Corby Town reach the halfway stage of their Evo-Stik League South campaign when they take on Leek Town at Steel Park tomorrow (Saturday).

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Peaks 'very happy' as Diamonds take charge at the top

Andy Peaks declared himself “very happy” after AFC Rushden & Diamonds saw off nine-man Aylesbury United 2-0 to move three points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik South League East.

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Tom Lorraine scored both goals as AFC Rushden & Diamonds won 2-0 at Aylesbury United

Lorraine at the double as Diamonds go clear

AFC Rushden & Diamonds moved three points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik South League East after they claimed a sixth successive win and their fourth in a row by a 2-0 scoreline as they saw off nine-man Aylesbury United.

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds' players celebrate their first goal during last weekend's 2-0 victory over Hartley Wintney. They are back in action at Aylesbury United tonight

Table-topping Diamonds must have the right 'mentality'

Andy Peaks knows his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players must have the right “mentality” as they bid to make it six wins in a row in the Evo-Stik South League East tonight (Wednesday).

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Corby Town caretaker-manager Steve Kinniburgh

Kinniburgh disappointed as Steelmen are beaten

Steve Kinniburgh was left disappointed after Corby Town suffered a 3-2 home defeat to Lincoln United.

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Ben Farrell was all smiles after he wrapped up AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 2-0 victory over Hartley Wintney at Hayden Road. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Peaks hails 'tremendous spirit' as Diamonds march on

Andy Peaks hailed the “tremendous spirit” within the AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad after they claimed their fifth Evo-Stik South League East win in a row to remain top of the table.

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Steve Kinniburgh tasted defeat at Steel Park for the first time since being appointed caretaker-manager at Corby Town

VERDICT - Steelmen suffer a setback as Lincoln triumph

Corby Town tasted defeat at Steel Park for the first time under caretaker-manager Steve Kinniburgh as they slipped to a 3-2 defeat to Lincoln United.

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Ryan Robbins heads off to celebrate after giving AFC Rushden & Diamonds the lead in their 2-0 win over Hartley Wintney. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Five in a row as Diamonds stay on top

AFC Rushden & Diamonds made it five Evo-Stik South League East wins in a row as they beat Hartley Wintney 2-0 at Hayden Road to stay on top of the table.

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Corby Town celebrate the first of Jordon Crawfords three goals as he bagged a hat-trick in the 4-1 victory at Gresley FC last weekend. Picture by David Tilley

Confident Steelmen ready for a crucial period

Corby Town are heading into this weekend’s clash with Lincoln United at Steel Park in confident mood.

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Andy Peaks' table-topping AFC Rushden & Diamonds team take on Hartley Wintney at Hayden Road tomorrow

Table-topping Diamonds must 'work even harder'

Andy Peaks has urged his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players to “work even harder” after they hit top spot this week

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In-form striker Tom Lorraine is eyeing up a big promotion push for table-topping AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Lorraine: This is Diamonds' best chance for promotion

Tom Lorraine believes this season represents AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ best-ever chance to gain promotion from Step Four.

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Andy Peaks was pleased with AFC Rushden & Diamonds' performance as they hit top spot in the Evo-Stik South League East after a 2-0 win over Cambridge City

Now the hard work starts as Diamonds hit the top

“Now the hard work starts”.

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