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Pre-Season Friendly – The James Victory Cup

An AFC Rushden & Diamonds XI lifted the James Victory Cup with a 3-1 win away to Buckingham Town on Thursday evening. An Alfie Taylor hatrick at Manor Fields sealed the Diamonds first win during their pre-season campaign. The James Victory Cup was presented to the Robins in 1946 by Mrs James to mark the end of World War Two, and is competed for during pre-season between the Robins and an invited opponent. The cup is solid silver.

Diamonds Team: Ashley Foulger, Joe Merrill, Sam Brown (Capt), Séan McBride, Jamal Clarke, Dan Grainger, Jack Wisniewski, Aaron King, Alfie Taylor, Ben Morgan, Nat Liburd. Subs: Luke Fathers, Louis Smith, Jack Crow, Mason Thomas, Jake Gillingwater, Lance Allen, Matt Gearing.

Match Gallery courtesy of Malcolm Swinden Photography (click on the link for more images and ecommerce options). Copyright Mal Swinden ©2013

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