AFC Rushden & Diamonds interest in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup ended at the Dog & Duck on Tuesday evening when they suffered a 2-1 defeat by Wellingborough Town. With only three of the players who had started on Saturday, and giving a first team debut to Kyle Davison-Gordon, the Diamonds went behind after 20 minutes when a well-struck free-kick from Jamie Wright found the back of the net.

After a lacklustre first half, there were promising signs at the start of the second period, with the Doughboys keeper finally seeing some action, but Davison-Gordon conceded a penalty with an errant tackle on Jason Turner, who stepped up to score the spot-kick after 51 minutes.

After another fairly turgid period the Diamonds made a number of changes and started to win the midfield battle, but took until the 88th minute to get a goal back through a well-hit shot from Lance Allen, by which time it was too late to force extra-time.

The Diamonds can now fully focus on their league campaign when Harborough Town visit the Dog & Duck on Saturday 5th October KO 3pm.

Attendance: 255

Diamonds Man of the Match: Jake Gillingwater

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Wellingborough Town

13. Quincy Shorunmu

2. Jake Gillingwater

3. Kyle  Davison-Gordon

4. Sean McBride

5. (c) Arron Parkinson

6. Alex Deakin

7. Jack Wisniewski

8. Elliot Dent

9. Lance Allen 

10. Fazel Koriya

11. Matt Gearing


14. Aaron King (for Davison-Gordon 59)

15. Nat Liburd (for Gearing 69)

16. Brad Harris (for Dent 84)

17. (GK) Tom Cross

1. Jamie Brassington

2. Michael Boyle-Chong

3. Jamie Wright

4. Stuart Smeathers (c)

5. Tom Fountain

6. Dan Burke

7. Jon Mitchell

8. Josh Winter

9. Jason Turner

10. Jason Taylor

11. Rob Parker


12. Chris Davies (for Parker 17)

14. Shane Lyons (for Winter 80)

15. Justin Dowling

16. Louis Dupree

17. Shaun Markie

Goals: Allen (88)

Goals: Wright (20), Turner (51pen)

Yellow Cards: Davison-Gordon

Yellow Cards: Wright

Referee: Mr Andy Humphries

Assistant Referees: Mr Daniel Glazewski & Mr Piotr Roj


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