Match Preview: AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Lowestoft Town FC – Tuesday 23rd November – 7.45 pm KO

Diamonds look for back-to-back home wins for the first time this season as they take on Lowestoft Town at Hayden Road on Tuesday evening.

Recent Form

Nathan Tshikuna’s hooked finish in the first half earned Diamonds the points on Saturday along with a well earned clean sheet for the second home game in a row. 3 wins from 4 have Diamonds in 10th place now with 22 points from 18 games.

Lowestoft were goalless on their travels for the 5th game on the trot on Saturday as they went down 3-0 at Banbury. No wins in 5 have them down in 18th place just two points off the bottom but only 4 points off 11th in a congested bottom half of the table.

Previous Meetings

Diamonds are unbeaten in contests against Lowestoft in Southern Football League action. A pair of 1-1 draws in 2018/2019 were earned thanks to Ben Farrell penalties. The aborted season 2019/2020 saw just the Hayden Road game played but it saw a 3-0 Diamonds win thanks to Nabil Shariff, Jordan MacLeod and Matt Slinn.

Lowestoft Town FC

Lowestoft came from a merger of sides in 1887 playing in Norfolk leagues until another merger in 1935 saw them into the Eastern Counties League. They played in the Isthmian League and made it to the National League North before relegation and allocation to the Southern League Premier Central division.

The Game

The return of Liam Dolman alongside Alex Collard, Patrick Casey and Ryan Hughes in front of Dean Snedker made Diamonds very solid on Saturday. The form of Nathan Tshikuna and Fernando Bell-Toxtle in midfield supporting Ravi Shamsi, Ben Diamond, Connor Furlong, Ty Deacon up front made Diamonds more dynamic in the middle and final third and they will hope to repeat that form on Tuesday night.

Radio Diamonds will be back of course with in match Twitter updates and post game interviews and match report will bring you all the action.

Enjoy the game.

Paul Judd

Radio Diamonds