Peaks: Diamonds didn’t get what they deserved

AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Andy Peaks
AFC Rushden & Diamonds manager Andy Peaks

Andy Peaks felt AFC Rushden & Diamonds didn’t get what they deserved as they suffered a 2-0 defeat at fellow high-fliers Chalfont St Peter on Saturday.

The result saw Chalfont move three points clear of Diamonds at the top of the Evo-Stik Southern League Division One Central.

A fine strike from Tony Mendy gave the hosts a first-half lead and Diamonds paid the price for failing to convert their chances when Adam Louth added the second four minutes from full-time.

But manager Peaks, whose team still have two games in hand on Chalfont, insisted he wasn’t “alarmed” by the outcome and he is now hoping they can bounce back when they entertain Egham Town at the Dog & Duck tomorrow (Tuesday) night.

“We played well to be honest,” he said.

“It wasn’t like the game we lost against Royston when we weren’t good enough.

“We probably played better than we did in the two games we won leading up to it and I don’t think we got what we deserved.

“We didn’t convert our chances and their goalkeeper made some good saves as well.

“They have scored with a worldie and the second one was a strange goal.

“But I can’t have any complaints with the way we performed. We passed the ball around well.

“It was one of those days for us and while it is disappointing to lose, I am not overly alarmed by it.

“It’s all about bouncing back now.

“We need to make sure we go out there and perform well against Egham and try to get back on track.”