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Name
Ethan Johnston
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Forward
Sponsor (Home)
In loving memory of Keith Frankham
Sponsor (Away)
In loving memory of Keith Frankham
Joined
13/06/2023
Current Club
Diamonds
Previous Club(s)
Banbury United, Harborough Town, Kettering Town, Northampton Town, Redditch United, St Ives Town
Leagues & Cups
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division, FA Cup, FA Trophy, Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup, Pre-Season Friendly
Age
21

13/06/23: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are delighted to announce the signing of 21-year-old striker Ethan Johnston from Southern League Premier Central side St. Ives Town.

Ethan began his career with Northampton Town, progressing through their youth system to earn a professional contract in February 2020. Brief loan moves to Redditch United and Kettering Town followed before his release by The Cobblers 18 months later.

Ethan then joined Banbury United and featured for The Puritans during the first half of their impressive 2021/22 promotion season, scoring 5 times in 17 appearances. Midway through that season, Johnston switched to St. Ives Town, where he has remained for the past 18 months with the exception of a brief spell at Northern Premier League Division One Midlands side Harborough Town sandwiched in-between.

Diamonds fans will be thrilled to hear that Ethan is Rushden born and bred and lives so close to Hayden Road he could walk to games! Manager Chris Nunn was understandably delighted to get his first ‘new’ signing of the summer across the line: “Ethan’s exactly the sort of player I’m looking to attract to the Club. He’s local, very local in fact and he’s got a point to prove. I knew he wasn’t getting a lot of game time at St. Ives and he’s at an age now where he needs to kick on. It’s like a singer, if you’re not on stage singing, nobody’s going to know if you’ve got a voice. I’m sure he’ll thrive for us this season with the environment we’re looking to create here.”

Ethan spoke to AFCRDTV following his decision to join the Club and had this to say: “I’m happy to get the deal done early so I can focus on getting ready for the season. It’s a local club, I live just around the corner and what Chris has got planned here is exciting. I’m a number 9, I like to run in behind and I’d describe myself as a poacher really. I know there’s a lot of people that come to watch our games and I’m looking forward to getting started.”

 

Northern Premier League - Midlands Division

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FA Cup

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FA Trophy

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Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup

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Pre-Season Friendly

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Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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Result

(Hillier Senior Cup Final - Diamonds win 4-2 on penalties)
0 - 0
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2023/24
Sixfields Stadium

Kettering Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 952
Man of the Match: Tarik Dallas
Captain: Ryan Inman
(38)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
John Sylvester Stadium

Walsall Wood v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 487
Captain: Ryan Inman
(37)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Shepshed Dynamo

Match Sponsor: Chiltern Oak Furniture Store
Attendance: 883
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(36)
2 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Trevor Brown Memorial Ground

Boldmere St Michaels v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 253
Man of the Match: Jacob Scott
Captain: Ryan Inman
(35)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Anstey Nomads

Attendance: 445
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Mind)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(34)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Harborough Town Community Football Ground

Harborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 546
Man of the Match: Tarik Dallas
Captain: Ryan Inman
(33)
1 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Loughborough Dynamo

Match Sponsor: Off the Streets NN CIC
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 397
Man of the Match: Luis Pinto-Leite (chosen by Off the Streets)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(29 (re-arranged))
4 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cambridge City

Match Sponsor: Seventy9 Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Attendance: 269
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(32)
7 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Farley Way Stadium

Quorn v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 312
Captain: Ryan Inman
(31)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Lye Town

Match Sponsor: Seventy9 Creative & Digital Marketing Agency
Attendance: 339
Man of the Match: Michael Harriman (chosen by Emmanuel Coën and friends, Romaric & Olivier)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(17 (re-arranged))
0 - 5
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Quorn

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 275
Captain: Ryan Inman
(30)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Pack Meadow

Coleshill Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 247
Man of the Match: Reuben Wyatt
Captain: Ryan Inman
(28)
3 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Leicester Road Stadium

Hinckley LRFC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 252
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Ryan Inman
(27)
0 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coventry Sphinx

Match Sponsor: Fuelsell
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 455
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
Captain: Ryan Inman
(13 (re-arranged))
3 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Boldmere St Michaels

Match Sponsor: Fuelsell
Matchball Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 255
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Tim Sams)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(26)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sutton Coldfield Town

Attendance: 323
Man of the Match: Ethan Johnston
Captain: Ryan Inman
(25)
0 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Butlin Road

Rugby Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 459
Captain: Ryan Inman
(24)
2 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Oval

Bedworth United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 251
(Quarter-Final (re-arranged))
2 - 1
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton Town Academy

Attendance: 123
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden
Captain: Ryan Inman
(23)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Gresley Rovers

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Matchball Sponsor: Fuelsell
Attendance: 458
Man of the Match: Miguel Ngwa (chosen by Gen Kitchen, Labour Candidate)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(22)
3 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Steel Park

Corby Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 714
Captain: Ryan Inman
(21)
0 - 4
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Harborough Town

Attendance: 416
Man of the Match: John Dean (chosen by Matt Hockridge)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(20)
4 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Guardian Warehousing Arena

Sporting Khalsa v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 210
Captain: Ryan Inman
(19)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Spalding United

Match Sponsor: Family of Bernard Lake
Attendance: 285
Man of the Match: Jarvis Wilson (chosen by Family of Bernard Lake)
Captain: Ryan Inman
(18)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Sports Ground

Lye Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 147
Captain: Ethan Johnston
(15 (re-arranged))
1 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Walsall Wood

Attendance: 230
Man of the Match: Jarvis Wilson
(14)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Callingtons Community Complex

Anstey Nomads v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 397
Man of the Match: Ryan Inman
Captain: Will Jones
(12)
1 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Rugby Town

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Matchball Sponsor: Fuelsell
Attendance: 417
Man of the Match: Will Jones (chosen by Rebel Energy)
Captain: Will Jones
(11)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Central Ground

Sutton Coldfield Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 226
Captain: Luke Massingham
(10)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coleshill Town

Attendance: 414
Captain: Luke Massingham
(9)
1 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Westwood Road

Cambridge City v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 274
Captain: Luke Massingham
(8)
1 - 2
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hinckley LRFC

Attendance: 387
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(First Round Qualifying (Dynamo win 5-3 on penalties))
1 - 1
FA Trophy
2023/24
The Newton Fallowell Stadium

Loughborough Dynamo v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 195
Man of the Match: Pharrell Anderson
Captain: Jake Kerins
(6)
3 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Newton Fallowell Stadium

Loughborough Dynamo v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 205
Man of the Match: Michael Harriman
Captain: Luke Massingham
(5)
1 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Corby Town

Attendance: 716
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(4)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Moat Ground

Gresley Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 359
Man of the Match: Luke Massingham
Captain: Luke Massingham
(3)
0 - 3
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedworth United

Attendance: 335
Man of the Match: Pharrell Anderson (awarded by Jamie Loveday)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(Preliminary Round)
1 - 0
FA Cup
2023/24
The Daly Group Stadium

Fakenham Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 298
Man of the Match: Jake Kerins
Captain: Luke Massingham
(2)
2 - 0
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Sir Halley Stewart Field

Spalding United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 470
Captain: Luke Massingham
(1)
0 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Hayden Road Sports Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sporting Khalsa

Match Sponsor: Kit Dzeryn's family
Attendance: 552
Man of the Match: George Rose (chosen by Kit's family)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(Pre-Season Friendly)
2 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

(Pre-Season Friendly)
0 - 9
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Hayden Road

Rushden & Higham United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(Pre-Season Friendly)
1 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
Compton Park

Cogenhoe United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(Pre-Season Friendly)
1 - 0
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
McMullen Park

Real Bedford v The Diamonds

Captain: Luke Massingham
(6)
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Quattro-Tech Westwood Road

St Ives Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 423
Man of the Match: Conor Tee
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(39)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Quattro-Tech Westwood Road

St Ives Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 564
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(25)
4 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v St Ives Town

Attendance: 539
Man of the Match: Nathan Tshikuna
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(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