Swift return to action as Diamonds bid to bounce back

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will be hoping to fire themselves back into the Evo-Stik League South Premier Division Central play-off places when they head to Rushall Olympic tonight (Monday).

Sunday, 10th March 2019, 7:30 pm
Updated Sunday, 10th March 2019, 7:50 pm
Andy peaks and his AFC Rushden & Diamonds players head to Rushall Olympic tonight

Diamonds have a quick return to action following Saturday’s disappointing 1-0 defeat at fellow top-five contenders Stratford Town as they travel to take on a Rushall side who are the only away team to have tasted victory at Hayden Road in all competitions so far this season.

Andy Peaks’ team dropped out of the play-off positions as a result of their weekend loss but a win this evening will see them move back into fourth spot.

And boss Peaks knows his team will face another stern challenge, particularly after Rushall claimed an impressive 2-1 home success over third-placed King’s Lynn Town at the weekend.

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“These were always going to be two really tough away games,” the Diamonds manager said.

“We were disappointed on Saturday and now it is a really quick turnaround but it’s the same for both teams.

“Rushall are going into it on the back of a fantastic win at the weekend and we are going into it on the back of a defeat.

“But we will go there, we will work hard and see what we can get out of it.

“There are a few aches and pains from the weekend so we will have to have at look at that but we will be ready for another tough challenge.”