AFC Rushden & Diamonds Clinch Promotion

AFC Rushden & Diamonds earned promotion in style as they won 3-0 against Northampton Spencer at Kingsthorpe Mill with one of their best performances of the season, thus ensuring they will play in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division next season.

At the same time they extended their unbeaten run to 22 games, and maintained their record of scoring in every senior game they have played.

A first half headed goal from Chris Hope calmed the nerves of the majority of the crowd of 812, and then further goals from Matt Gearing and Alex Deakin meant that the Diamonds fans and players could celebrate that they have earned promotion in their first season of senior football.

For the full match report see here

For the player and match stats for the 2012/13 season see here – with individual player profiles also showing their seasonal stats.

The End-of-Season Presentation evening is on Friday 10th May – details here.

For match highlights and post-match celebrations / interviews click here.

Images courtesy of Mal Swinden. Copyright ©2013 Malcolm Swinden Photography