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Name
Zander Watson
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Goalkeeper
Current Club
The Diamonds, AFC R&D Academy U23
Previous Club(s)
AFC R&D Academy U21
Leagues/Competitions
Northamptonshire Combination Premier Division, Southern League Premier Division Central, Pre-Season Friendlies, Midland Football League - U21 East, U21 Friendlies, U21 Pre-Season Friendlies
Age
18

09/08/22: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are delighted to confirm that Academy Under 23s goalkeeper Zander Watson has signed Southern League forms for the 2022/23 season.

Despite still being eligible for Under 18s football, Zander made his breakthrough last season making 31 appearances at Under 21s level as the first choice Under 21s keeper. This pre-season he has made the bench twice for the first team, and played three times for the Academy Under 23s, including the win against Rushden & Higham United in the Chris Ruff Memorial Cup.

Northamptonshire Combination Premier Division

SeasonClubStartedYellow CardsRed CardsSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2022/23AFC R&D Academy U23000000
Total-000000

Southern League Premier Division Central

SeasonClubStartedYellow CardsRed CardsSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2022/23The Diamonds000000
Total-000000

Pre-Season Friendlies

SeasonClubStartedYellow CardsRed CardsSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
PSF 2022/23The Diamonds000000
Total-000000

Midland Football League - U21 East

SeasonClubStartedYellow CardsRed CardsSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2021/22AFC R&D Academy U2117000017
Total-17000017

U21 Friendlies

SeasonClubStartedYellow CardsRed CardsSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2021/22AFC R&D Academy U21100001
Total-100001

U21 Pre-Season Friendlies

SeasonClubStartedYellow CardsRed CardsSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
U21 PSF 2021/22AFC R&D Academy U21400004
Total-400004

Diamonds Total

SeasonStartedYellow CardsRed CardsSubbed OnSubbed OffAppearances
2022/23000000
2021/2219000019
U21 PSF 2021/22400004
Total23000023

Results

(19)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stourbridge

Attendance: 301
Man of the Match: Hamilton Bunga
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(Friendly)
2 - 1
In-Season Friendly
2022/23
Zeeco Stadium

Stamford AFC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(3)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hitchin Town

Attendance: 361
Man of the Match: Conor Tee
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(Pre-Season Friendly)
0 - 6
Pre-Season Friendlies
PSF 2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Luton Town XI

Attendance: 325
(Pre-Season Friendly)
1 - 1
Pre-Season Friendlies
PSF 2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Brackley Town

Attendance: 238
(19 (new date))
3 - 0
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
The Oval

Bedworth United U21 v AFC R&D Academy U21

Captain: Josh Going
(21)
0 - 4
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
UK Flooring Direct Stadium

Barwell U21 v AFC R&D Academy U21

Man of the Match: Nigel Chikamba
Captain: Josh Going
(20)
0 - 1
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC R&D Academy U21 v Nuneaton Borough U21

Attendance: 40
(Semi-Final (new date))
1 - 3
Northants FA Lower Junior Cup
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC R&D Academy U21 v Moulton Reserves

Captain: Josh Going
(18)
1 - 3
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Borderville Sports Centre

FCV Stamford U21 v AFC R&D Academy U21

Attendance: 40
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
Captain: Josh Going
(17)
2 - 1
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Jubilee Park

Leicester Football Education Academy U21 v AFC R&D Academy U21

Captain: Josh Going
(16)
2 - 2
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Liberty Way

Nuneaton Borough U21 v AFC R&D Academy U21

Attendance: 55
Captain: Morgan Garrington
(U21 Friendly)
1 - 4
U21 Friendlies
2021/22
Jubilee Park

Huntingdon Town FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21

Man of the Match: Owen Morton
Captain: Josh Going
(13)
5 - 5
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21 v Loughborough University U21

Attendance: 60
Man of the Match: Dylan Surace
Captain: Josh Going
(12)
1 - 2
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Judgemeadow Community College

Stoneygate Lions U21 v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21

Attendance: 15
Captain: Josh Going
(11)
0 - 0
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21 v Quorn U21

Attendance: 30
Man of the Match: Josh Going
Captain: Josh Going
(10)
1 - 1
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21 v Barwell U21

Attendance: 20
Man of the Match: Ted Walton
Captain: Josh Going
(8)
4 - 4
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21 v Leicester Football Education Academy U21

Captain: Josh Going
(7)
1 - 1
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Farley Way Stadium

Quorn U21 v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21

Attendance: 55
Man of the Match: Kassim Rajini
Captain: Josh Going
(6)
5 - 2
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Loughborough University Stadium

Loughborough University U21 v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21

Attendance: 46
Man of the Match: Dan Bryan
Captain: Josh Going
(4)
3 - 3
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Owen Street Sports Ground

Coalville Town U21 v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21

Man of the Match: Josh Going
Captain: Josh Going
(3)
3 - 0
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21 v Bedworth United U21

Attendance: 40
Man of the Match: Morgan Garrington
Captain: Josh Going
(2)
7 - 0
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21 v Stoneygate Lions U21

Attendance: 45
Man of the Match: Josh Going
Captain: Josh Going
(1)
11 - 1
Midland Football League - U21 East
2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21 v Coventrians U21

Attendance: 40
Man of the Match: Josh Jones
Captain: Josh Going
3 - 7
U21 Pre-Season Friendlies
U21 PSF 2021/22
Islip Playing Field

AFCRD Academy U21 v Loughborough University U21

Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
7 - 1
U21 Pre-Season Friendlies
U21 PSF 2021/22
Hayden Road

AFCRD Academy U21 v Redditch Borough FC U21

All Ticket?: "Pay What You Want" buckets
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
Captain: Josh Going
1 - 7
U21 Pre-Season Friendlies
U21 PSF 2021/22
DY11 7DY

Kidderminster Harriers U21 v AFCRD Academy U21

Man of the Match: Nigel Chikamba
Captain: Joshua Going
1 - 0
U21 Pre-Season Friendlies
U21 PSF 2021/22
Stratford Fields

Buckingham Athletic FC v AFCRD Academy U21

Captain: Morgan Garrington

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