SATURDAY SPORT: Diamonds seal big win as Steelmen hit four on the road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds returned to winning ways as they saw off Aylesbury United 4-1 at Hayden Road to stay on course for promotion in the Evo-Stik South League East.

Saturday, 14th April 2018, 6:18 pm
Updated Saturday, 14th April 2018, 6:21 pm
Joe Curtis takes the congratulations after scoring AFC Rushden & Diamonds' third goal in their 4-1 win over Aylesbury United. Picture by Alison Bagley

Having endured a run of six games without a victory, Diamonds got back on track with Ryan Robbins’ fine half-volley and Spencer Weir-Daley’s effort giving them a 2-0 half-time lead.

A Liam Dolman own-goal got Aylesbury back in it but Joe Curtis scored from close-range to make it 3-1 and substitute Tom Lorraine rounded things off late on.

Diamonds remain two points clear of third-placed Hayes & Yeading United and play one of their two games in hand on them against AFC Dunstable at Hayden Road on Tuesday night.

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Corby Town twice came from behind as they made it four games without defeat with an impressive 4-2 victory at Newcastle Town in the Evo-Stik League South.

Luke Askew put the hosts in front but Jordon Crawford levelled, only for Will Bailey to regain the lead for Newcastle.

However, there was a big moment for young striker Zac Allen as his first senior goal for the Steelmen made it 2-2 before half-time.

And two second-half goals from Steven Leslie sealed the victory, the first being a curling shot into the top corner and the other a late penalty.

Corby’s play-off hopes are all-but gone despite the win, although they will now look to finish the season in style as they gear up for their last two matches - the first being their last home game of the campaign against Market Drayton Town next weekend.