Peaks believes a first win is coming for Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks
AFC Rushden & Diamonds boss Andy Peaks

Andy Peaks is certain AFC Rushden & Diamonds’ first win of the season isn’t “far away”.

Diamonds have started the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central campaign with three successive draws.

The latest of those left their manager frustrated as Ware snatched a stoppage-time equaliser at the weekend after Claudiu Hoban had given Diamonds a first-half lead with his first goal for the club.

But Peaks insists his team will “start again” tomorrow (Tuesday) night as they gear up to take on Aylesbury United at the Dog & Duck.

“I don’t think the first win is far away,” the Diamonds manager said.

“We have to take the positives from our first three games and take it into the next one.

“You are always going to feel a bit down after conceding so late but we will pick ourselves up for tomorrow night.

“We will start again and do all we can to get that first win.”

Peaks, meanwhile, says the club will assess the fitness of central defender Liam Dolman ahead of tomorrow night’s clash.

Dolman was named on the bench on Saturday as he continues his recovery from a calf injury suffered in the 1-1 draw against Petersfield Town on the first day of the season.

And the Diamonds boss added: “Liam isn’t quite ready yet.

“He travelled with us and he would have come on if we needed him to.

“He still has a bit further to go to get back to full fitness but we will have another look at him ahead of the game tomorrow.”