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Name
Joel Anker
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Midfielder
Joined
12/01/2023
Diamonds Debut
28/01/2023
Current Club
MK Dons
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, Tring Athletic
Leagues & Cups
Southern League Premier Division Central, Pre-Season Friendly
Age
19

12/01/23: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are thrilled to announce the signing of Joel Anker on a one-month loan deal from Sky Bet League One side MK Dons.

Joel is an attacking midfield player with an eye for goal and is no stranger to Hayden Road having played against the Diamonds in last summer’s pre-season friendly against The Dons.

Joel has spent the last month at Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division club Tring Athletic, earning rave reviews for his performance. Joel has amassed 4 goals and 3 Man-of-the-Match awards in his 5 appearances at Step 5.

Manager Chris Nunn commented: “Joel is excelling and scoring goals at Tring and to have the opportunity to sign a player in-form is brilliant. He excites on the ball with his attacking flair and I’m sure the Diamonds fans will love him.”

02/06/23: Joel signed his first professional contract with MK Dons FC.

Southern League Premier Division Central

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardTeam SheetStartedSubbed OnSubbed OffBenchAppearances
2022/23Diamonds400121015111
Total-400121015111

Pre-Season Friendly

SeasonClubGoalsYellow CardRed CardTeam SheetStartedSubbed OnSubbed OffBenchAppearances
PSF 2022/23MK Dons000101011
Total-000101011

Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

SeasonGoalsYellow CardRed CardTeam SheetStartedSubbed OnSubbed OffBenchAppearances
2022/23400121015111
Total400121015111

Result

(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
(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
(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
(Pre-Season Friendly)
7:30 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2022/23
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v MK Dons

Attendance: 862
Man of the Match: Connor Furlong
Captain: Patrick Casey

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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