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Name
Alexander Collard
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Defender
Joined
30/11/2018
Diamonds Debut
01/12/2018
Final Diamonds Appearance
29/03/2022
Current Club
Bedford Town
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, Aylesbury FC, Aylesbury United, Chichester City, Kempston Rovers, Mursley United, Tamworth, Winslow United
Leagues & Cups
Southern League Premier Division Central, Southern Football League Challenge Cup, FA Cup, FA Trophy, Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup, Pre-Season Friendly, Pre-Season Tournament
Age
28

Alex Collard is a centre-back who joined the Diamonds at the end of November 2018 having left Kempston Rovers FC. He had previously played for a number of clubs in the Aylesbury area, including over 50 appearances for Aylesbury United FC, as well as at Chichester City FC whilst he was a student in that area. He joined Kempston in December 2017. In an impressive first season with the Diamonds he picked up two Player of the Month Awards during the 2018/19 campaign. He signed a contract with the club for the 2019/20 season during the summer of 2019.

24/05/22: AFC Rushden & Diamonds can confirm that Alex Collard has today left the Club. We’d like to thank Alex for his commitment since joining the Club in November 2018 and wish him all the best in his footballing endeavours.

26/05/22: Alex Collard signed for Tamworth.

09/06/23: Alex Collard signed for Bedford Town.

Southern League Premier Division Central

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2021/22Diamonds7200030
2020/21Diamonds120006
2019/20Diamonds3000012
2018/19Diamonds0000025
Total-11400073

Southern Football League Challenge Cup

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2019/20Diamonds000001
Total-000001

FA Cup

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2020/21Diamonds000101
2019/20Diamonds000001
Total-000102

FA Trophy

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2021/22Diamonds000001
2020/21Diamonds100001
2019/20Diamonds000003
Total-100005

Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2021/22Diamonds000002
2018/19Diamonds000002
Total-000004

Pre-Season Friendly

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
PSF 2021/22Diamonds100004
PSF 2020/21Diamonds000103
Total-100107

Pre-Season Tournament

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
PST 2021/22Diamonds000103
Total-000103

Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

SeasonGoalsYellow CardRed CardSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2021/227200033
PST 2021/22000103
PSF 2021/22100004
2020/21220109
PSF 2020/21000103
2019/203000017
2018/190000027
Total13403096

Result

(38)
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
CR MOT Centre Community Stadium at The Lamb Ground

Tamworth v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 1027
Man of the Match: Joel Anker
Captain: Dean Snedker
(16 (re-arranged))
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Tamworth

Attendance: 213
Man of the Match: Mitchell White
Captain: Hamilton Bunga
(Third Round Qualifying)
0 - 4
FA Trophy
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Tamworth

Attendance: 401
Man of the Match: Jenson Cooper
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(31 (new date))
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Yvette Brewer Stadium

Biggleswade Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 252
Man of the Match: Jesse Akubuine
Captain: Alex Collard
(35)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The TRICO Stadium

Redditch United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 546
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(34)
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Tamworth

Attendance: 528
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(24 (new date))
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Bee Arena

Peterborough Sports v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 302
Man of the Match: Sam Warburton
Captain: Alex Collard
(32)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hednesford Town

Attendance: 478
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(30)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
UK Flooring Direct Ground

Barwell v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 353
Man of the Match: Ty Deacon
Captain: Alex Collard
(Semi-Final)
2 - 1
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bugbrooke St. Michaels

Attendance: 232
Man of the Match: Will Jones
Captain: Alex Collard
(29)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Dales Lane

Rushall Olympic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 388
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker
Captain: Alex Collard
(28)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stourbridge

Attendance: 478
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(27)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Lye Meadow

Alvechurch v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 314
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Alex Collard
(20 (new date))
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Needham Market

Attendance: 307
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(26)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium

Banbury United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 1055
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(23)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Garden Walk

Royston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 382
Man of the Match: Connor Furlong
Captain: Alex Collard
(17 (new date))
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
CR MOT Centre Community Stadium at The Lamb Ground

Tamworth v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 421
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(22)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stratford Town

Attendance: 322
Man of the Match: Ben Diamond
Captain: Alex Collard
(21)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Top Field

Hitchin Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 520
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Alex Collard
(16 (new date))
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Lowestoft Town

Attendance: 265
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(19)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Redditch United

Attendance: 377
Man of the Match: Nathan Tshikuna
Captain: Alex Collard
(18)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 236
Man of the Match: Ty Deacon
Captain: Alex Collard
(Quarter-Final)
4 - 2
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Kettering Town

Attendance: 475
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(15)
2 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The RACE Stadium at Keys Park

Hednesford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 581
Man of the Match: Ravi Shamsi
Captain: Alex Collard
(Third Round Qualifying)
2 - 1
FA Trophy
2021/22
The Proctor Cars Stadium

Matlock Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 533
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(9 (new date))
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Arden Garages Stadium

Stratford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 344
Man of the Match: Ryan Hughes
Captain: Alex Collard
(14)
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Biggleswade Town

Attendance: 357
Man of the Match: Sam Warburton
Captain: Alex Collard
(13)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Barwell

Attendance: 240
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(12)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Alvechurch

Attendance: 385
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Alex Collard
(11)
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Rushall Olympic

Attendance: 250
Man of the Match: Ravi Shamsi
Captain: Alex Collard
(10)
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
War Memorial Athletic Ground

Stourbridge v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 817
Man of the Match: Ben Diamond
Captain: Alex Collard
(8)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town

Attendance: 293
Man of the Match: Jay Williams
Captain: Alex Collard
(7)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hitchin Town

Attendance: 387
Man of the Match: Ravi Shamsi
Captain: Alex Collard
(6)
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Bloomfields

Needham Market v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 256
Captain: Alex Collard
(5)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Liberty Way

Nuneaton Borough v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 571
Captain: Alex Collard
(First Round Qualifying)
5 - 2
FA Cup
2021/22
Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium

Coalville Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 384
Man of the Match: Jay Williams
Captain: Liam Dolman
(1)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Banbury United

Attendance: 598
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker (as chosen by Radio Diamonds)
Captain: Liam Dolman
(Pre-Season Friendly)
4 - 0
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Daventry Town FC

(Pre-Season Friendly)
1 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
The ASM Stadium

Thame United FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(Pre-Season Friendly)
7:45 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Sharpenhoe Road

Barton Rovers FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(Pre-Season Friendly)
2 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Creasey Park Stadium

Dunstable Town FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
(At the Dog & Duck Ground)
3 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Dog & Duck Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton Town XI

All Ticket?: Advance ticket purchase via TicketSource or contactless card payment at the gate. Cash entry payments not permitted.
Attendance: 690
(Harry Robinson Trophy - Grand Finals Day)
1 - 0
Pre-Season Tournament
PST 2021/22
Hillsground Stadium

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cambridge City

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
Man of the Match: Tom Lorraine
(Harry Robinson Trophy)
0 - 3
Pre-Season Tournament
PST 2021/22
Hillsground Stadium

Eynesbury Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
Man of the Match: Trialist_4
(Harry Robinson Trophy)
1 - 7
Pre-Season Tournament
PST 2021/22
Hillsground Stadium

Kempston Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
Man of the Match: Will Jones
(Friendly)
1 - 1
In-Season Friendly
2020/21
Elderstubbs

Daventry Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Yes
Captain: Liam Dolman
(First Round Proper)
1 - 5
FA Trophy
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Peterborough Sports

All Ticket?: Yes, season tickets not valid
Attendance: 252
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Liam Dolman
4 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium

Coalville Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Yes, sell-out
Attendance: 500
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Tom Lorraine
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hednesford Town

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets are valid)
Attendance: 410
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Tom Lorraine
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
The Victoria Ground

Bromsgrove Sporting vs AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Yes, sell-out
Attendance: 600
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Tom Lorraine
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston vs AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay at the Gate
Attendance: 214
Man of the Match: Tom Lorraine
Captain: Tom Lorraine
7 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Hitchin Town

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets are valid)
Attendance: 379
Man of the Match: Chris Wreh
Captain: Liam Dolman
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Barwell FC

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets are valid)
Attendance: 343
Man of the Match: Richard Walton
Captain: Liam Dolman
(First Round Qualifying)
0 - 5
FA Cup
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Newark FC

All Ticket?: Yes - All Pay (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 450
Captain: Liam Dolman
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Liberty Way

Nuneaton Borough vs AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Yes
Attendance: 596
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Liam Dolman
(Friendly)
2 - 0
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
St James Park

PSF v Brackley Town

Attendance: 0
(Friendly)
7 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hayden Road

PSF v Barton Rovers FC

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 147
(Friendly)
1 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Elderstubbs

PSF v Daventry Town

All Ticket?: Yes
Attendance: ?
(Chris Ruff Memorial Cup)
1 - 5
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hayden Road

PSF v Rushden & Higham United

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 174
(Friendly)
1 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 223
(Friendly)
0 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v King's Lynn Town

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 234
(Friendly)
1 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hillsground Stadium

PSF v Kempston Rovers

All Ticket?: Cash only
Attendance: 122

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