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Table-topping Diamonds can't get carried away

AFC Rushden & Diamonds appear to be right on course for promotion in the Evo-Stik South League East.

Ross Oulton was part of the Daventry Town squad for their clash at Rothwell Corinthians last weekend as the AFC Rushden & Diamonds midfielder continues his comeback from a serious knee injury. Picture by Alison Bagley

Peaks hails the 'camaraderie' in his in-form Diamonds squad

Andy Peaks is set to have more options available to him when table-topping AFC Rushden & Diamonds take on Uxbridge at Hayden Road on Saturday.

Steve Kinniburgh's Corby Town are set to play their first game since New Year's Day at Belper Town this weekend

Steelmen are ready for a return to action

Corby Town will finally return to action this weekend when they head to Belper Town.
Cameron Healey's current loan deal at Corby Town ends this weekend but boss Steve Kinniburgh is hoping to extend the Mansfield Town midfielder's stay at Steel Park

More new arrivals to come at Corby

Steve Kinniburgh has been as good as his word after a busy week in the transfer market for Corby Town.
Ben Farrell scored AFC Rushden & Diamonds' second goal in last night's 4-0 win at Aylesbury FC

We were excellent, says Diamonds boss Peaks

Andy Peaks once again piled the praise on his in-form AFC Rushden & Diamonds team after an “excellent” performance in last night’s (Tuesday) 4-0 success at Aylesbury FC.

Captain Liam Dolman scored twice as AFC Rushden & Diamonds moved three points clear at the top with a 4-0 success at Aylesbury FC

Diamonds hit four again as they march on at the top

AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ charge towards promotion continued as they claimed a second 4-0 win in a row at Aylesbury FC.
Corby Town's new signings. From left: Jake Bettles, Ashley Robinson and Lee Garvie

Steelmen swoop for three new signings

Corby Town have completed three new signings.
Andy Peaks is hoping AFC Rushden & Diamonds can extend their unbeaten run when they head to Aylesbury tonight

Opportunity knocks for in-form Diamonds

Andy Peaks knows an opportunity lies ahead for his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players this evening (Tuesday).

Andy Peaks was a happy man after AFC Rushden & Diamonds maintained their unbeaten run with a 4-0 victory at Fleet Town

Peaks' delight as Diamonds' 'unbelievable' run goes on

Andy Peaks was delighted with his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players as their “unbelievable” run of form continued with a 4-0 victory at Fleet Town.

Luke Fairlamb capped a man-of-the-match display by scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' final goal in the 4-0 success at Fleet Town

Table-topping Diamonds march on with comfortable away win

AFC Rushden & Diamonds maintained top spot in the Evo-Stik South League East with an impressive 4-0 success at Fleet Town.

Jack Westbrook will be back in the AFC Rushden & Diamonds squad this weekend after he was rested for Tuesday's BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup clash with Hitchin Town

Peaks expects Diamonds to dig deep at Fleet

Andy Peaks believes AFC Rushden & Diamonds will have to dig deep as they bid to keep their charge at the top of the Evo-Stik South League East going this weekend.

Jack Ashton is back and playing a part in AFC Rushden & Diamonds' promotion challenge

Diamond Jack is back and feeling stronger than ever

It’s been a long journey for Jack Ashton but the defender is now back in the thick of things at AFC Rushden & Diamonds - and playing like he’s never been away.

Caretaker-manager Steve Kinniburgh will be keeping an eye on the other results again as Corby Town face another weekend of inactivity

Play-off picture will be clearer after another weekend off for Steelmen

Corby Town will have a clearer idea of what they will need to do to earn a play-off place in the Evo-Stik League South after this weekend, according to caretaker-manager Steve Kinniburgh.

Paul Malone's next appearance for Corby Town will be his 200th for the club

Kinniburgh ready to freshen up his Corby squad

Steve Kinniburgh is hoping to freshen his Corby Town squad up with some new faces before they return to action at Belper Town a week on Saturday.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks was pleased with his team's display against Hitchin Town

Peaks 'more than pleased' despite Diamonds' cup exit

Andy Peaks was “more than pleased” with another impressive showing by AFC Rushden & Diamonds against higher-ranked opposition last night (Tuesday).

Action from AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 0-0 draw with Marlow at the weekend. Picture by Alison Bagley

No pressure on Diamonds for Hitchin cup clash

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks believes tonight’s (Tuesday) BigFreeBet.com Challenge Cup clash with Hitchin Town provides his team with a “free shot”.

Andy Peaks watches on during AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 0-0 draw with Marlow. Pictures by Alison Bagley

Mixed feelings for Peaks as Diamonds' winning run is ended

Andy Peaks admitted to being frustrated after AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ nine-game winning streak was ended as they were held to a 0-0 draw by Marlow at Hayden Road.

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SATURDAY SPORT - Poppies knocked off the top while Diamonds are held

Kettering Town were knocked off top spot in the Evo-Stik South League Premier as they suffered a fourth defeat of the season when going down 3-2 at Basingstoke Town.

Kettering Town
Richard Bunting has left AFC Rushden & Diamonds with high praise from boss Andy Peaks

Dolman named Diamonds captain as Bunting departs

Richard Bunting has left AFC Rushden & Diamonds to join United Counties League Premier Division high-fliers Wisbech Town.

Liam Dolman missed AFC Rushden & Diamonds' 1-0 win at Bedford Town on New Year's Day due to illness

Diamonds bidding for a perfect 10

Andy Peaks insists AFC Rushden & Diamonds will “take nothing from granted” as they bid to make it a perfect 10 wins in a row this weekend.
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