Poppies and Diamonds final clash switched to May

The NFA Hillier Senior Cup final between Kettering Town and AFC Rushden & Diamonds has been rescheduled for Thursday, May 5.

Saturday, 16th April 2016, 8:46 am
Updated Saturday, 16th April 2016, 8:49 am
Andy Peaks' AFC Rushden & Diamonds side will now take on Kettering Town in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup final on Thursday, May 5

The clash had been due to take place at Northampton Town’s Sixfields Stadium on Wednesday but has now been put back due to the Poppies’ increasing fixture congestion.

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Kettering’s Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division clash with Bideford today (Saturday) has been postponed due to a waterlogged pitch and they are now set to play league matches on Monday, Thursday and Saturday next week as they bid to reach the play-offs.

Diamonds confirmed the news that the final, which will be the first-ever meeting between the two clubs in their current guises, will now be held after the completion of the Southern League play-offs as Andy Peaks’ team also bid for an extended season in Division One Central.

The final will kick-off at 7.30pm and Diamonds have confirmed that all tickets purchased so far will be valid, although anyone who can no longer attend the game is entitled to a full refund.