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Name
Jenson Cooper
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Forward
Joined
22/07/2022
Diamonds Debut
06/08/2022
Final Diamonds Appearance
22/04/2023
Current Club
Redditch United
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, Shrewsbury Town Academy, Stamford AFC
Leagues & Cups
Southern League Premier Division Central, FA Trophy, Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup, Pre-Season Friendly, In-Season Friendly
Age
19

22/07/22: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are delighted to confirm that 18-year-old centre forward Jenson Cooper has signed Southern League forms for the 2022/23 season. A product of Shrewsbury Town’s academy, Jenson has impressed in pre-season, with goals against Stamford AFC and Cogenhoe United so far. Andy Burgess commented: “Jenson has been with us since the start of pre-season after his release from Shrewsbury Town and we’ve been so pleased with what we’ve seen from him and are delighted he’s put pen to paper with us. When we did work on him during the close season we were extremely excited not only by his goal scoring abilities, but his movement, pace and power and effectiveness at the top end of the pitch. Looking at him, it’s easy to think he’s a lot older than he is, but having only just turned 18 he is someone we are looking forward to working with and developing within the Club and allowing him the platform in senior football. He’s a natural goal scorer and those are very hard to come by.“ Everyone at AFC Rushden & Diamonds would like to extend a warm welcome to Jenson.

17/06/23: Jenson agreed a deal with Stamford AFC for the 2023/24 campaign.

04/08/23: Jenson signed for Redditch United.

Southern League Premier Division Central

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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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In-Season Friendly

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Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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Result

(42)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Orbital Fasteners Stadium

Kings Langley v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 301
Man of the Match: Pharrell Anderson
Captain: Dean Snedker
(28 (re-arranged))
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Rushall Olympic

Attendance: 303
Man of the Match: Charlie Patterson
Captain: Dean Snedker
(41)
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town

Attendance: 368
Man of the Match: Roddy McGlinchey
Captain: Dean Snedker
(40)
4 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

Match Sponsor: Totectors
Attendance: 461
Man of the Match: Will Glennon (chosen by matchday sponsors Totectors)
Captain: Dean Snedker
(39)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
War Memorial Athletic Ground

Stourbridge v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 479
Man of the Match: Michael Harriman
Captain: Dean Snedker
(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
(24 (re-arranged))
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Basford United

Attendance: 259
Captain: Dean Snedker
(37)
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Leiston

Match Sponsor: Rebel Energy
Attendance: 429
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker (chosen by Match Sponsor, Rebel Energy)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(29 (re-arranged))
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Victoria Ground

Bromsgrove Sporting v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 377
Man of the Match: Ben Gough
Captain: Dean Snedker
(36)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The TRICO Stadium

Redditch United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 303
Man of the Match: Miguel Lopes de Matos
Captain: Dean Snedker
(35)
1 - 4
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Mickleover

Attendance: 327
Man of the Match: Fraser Corden (chosen by Jim Anker, AFC R&D Director)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(34)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Liberty Way

Nuneaton Borough v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 557
Captain: Luke Massingham
(33)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hednesford Town

Match Sponsor: Encompass
Attendance: 299
Man of the Match: Miguel Lopes de Matos (chosen by match sponsor Encompass)
Captain: Luke Massingham
(23 (re-arranged))
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Bloomfields

Needham Market v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 181
Captain: Luke Massingham
(32)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Barwell

Attendance: 327
Man of the Match: Loris Marcimain
Captain: Luke Massingham
(31)
3 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium

Coalville Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 609
Captain: Dean Snedker
(30)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stratford Town

Match Sponsor: Seventy9
Attendance: 452
Man of the Match: Joel Anker (chosen by match sponsor, Seventy9)
Captain: Dean Snedker
(27)
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Microlise New Manor Ground

Ilkeston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 1,320
Man of the Match: Charlie Black
Captain: Dean Snedker
(26)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v St Ives Town

Match Sponsor: Coley & Partners Estate Agents & Letting Agents
Attendance: 436
Man of the Match: Conor Tee (chosen by match sponsors Coley & Partners)
Captain: Dean Snedker
(25)
6 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Eyrie Stadium

Bedford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 862
Captain: Hamilton Bunga
(22)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Alvechurch

Match Sponsor: Café Bangla
Attendance: 272
Man of the Match: Conor Tee (nominated by Café Bangla)
Captain: Hamilton Bunga
(21)
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Dales Lane

Rushall Olympic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 313
Man of the Match: Peter Abimbola
Captain: Hamilton Bunga
(20)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Top Field

Hitchin Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 240
Man of the Match: Andy Kanga
Captain: Dean Snedker
(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
(17)
4 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Kings Langley

Attendance: 298
Man of the Match: Miguel Ngwa
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(7 (re-arranged))
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bromsgrove Sporting

Attendance: 320
Man of the Match: Miguel Ngwa
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(15)
5 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 180
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(14)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Don Amott Arena

Mickleover v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 435
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(13)
0 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Redditch United

Attendance: 361
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(12)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Nuneaton Borough

Attendance: 309
Man of the Match: Hamilton Bunga
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(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
(11)
5 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The RACE Stadium at Keys Park

Hednesford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 563
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(10)
0 - 7
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coalville Town

Attendance: 374
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(9)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
UK Flooring Direct Stadium

Barwell v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 280
Man of the Match: Matthew Fossen
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(Friendly)
2 - 1
In-Season Friendly
2022/23
Zeeco Stadium

Stamford AFC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(8)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
The Arden Garages Stadium

Stratford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 344
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(First Round Qualifying)
2 - 1
FA Cup
2022/23
The R & D Advisors UK Stadium

Enfield FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 276
Man of the Match: Nathan Hicks
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(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
(5)
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Ilkeston Town

Attendance: 362
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(2)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Greenwich Avenue

Basford United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 261
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(1)
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Needham Market

Attendance: 388
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker
Captain: Nathan Hicks
(Pre-Season Friendly)
7:00 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Luton Town XI

Attendance: 325
(Pre-Season Friendly)
7:45 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Brackley Town

Attendance: 238
(Pre-Season Friendly)
3:00 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2022/23
Elderstubbs

Daventry Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(1st Round - Diamonds win 6-5 on penalties. Club subsequently removed from HSC.)
5 - 6
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2022/23
Compton Park

Cogenhoe United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 152
(Pre-Season Friendly)
7:30 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2022/23
Moulton College

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Loughborough Students

Attendance: Behind Closed Doors
Man of the Match: Connor Furlong
Captain: Ryan Hughes