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Name
Luke Massingham
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Defender
Sponsor (Home)
Tim Sams
Sponsor (Away)
Tim Sams
Joined
31/12/2022
Diamonds Debut
02/01/2023
Final Diamonds Appearance
21/10/2023
Current Club
Berkhamsted
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, Bracknell Town U23, Chalfont St Peter, Kempston Rovers, Oxhey Jets, Rayners Lane, Slough Town Academy, Staines Town, Thame United, Wealdstone U18
Leagues & Cups
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division, Southern League Premier Division Central, FA Cup, FA Trophy, Pre-Season Friendly
Age
22

31/12/22: AFC Rushden & Diamonds are thrilled to announce the signing of 21-year-old Luke Massingham from Southern League Division One Central side Thame United.

The towering 6’ 4” central defender started his career within the youth set-up at Wealdstone and Slough Town, captaining the former. At senior level, Luke counts Staines Town, Bracknell Town, Chalfont St. Peter, Rayners Lane and Kempston Rovers amongst former clubs.

Luke becomes Chris Nunn’s first signing for the Club and Chris was understandably delighted to get his man: “Luke has played against my teams in the past and impressed me greatly. He’s a big, strong and powerful lad that talks and organizes. He’s exactly what we need and I’m sure in time he will go on to play at a higher level. Luke will come in as Vice-Captain and I look forward to seeing him in a Diamonds shirt.”

Subject to league approval, Luke will be in the squad for Monday’s game against St. Ives Town.

11/06/23: Luke committed to the Club for the 2023/24 season.

23/10/23: AFC Rushden & Diamonds can confirm this morning that Club Captain Luke Massingham has opted to leave the Club to pursue an opportunity at a higher level, with a club much closer to home. Luke was Chris Nunn’s first signing and came straight in as Vice-Captain before taking the armband shortly thereafter. In total he made 24 appearances for the Club, scoring twice.

 

Northern Premier League - Midlands Division

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2023/24Diamonds121111101011
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Southern League Premier Division Central

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2022/23Diamonds110151201312
Total-110151201312

FA Cup

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FA Trophy

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Pre-Season Friendly

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Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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2022/23110151201312
Total231272402324

Result

(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
(7)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Sphinx Industrial Supplies Arena

Coventry Sphinx v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 202
Man of the Match: Ben Garwood
Captain: Luke Massingham
(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 - 0
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2023/24
McMullen Park

Real Bedford v The Diamonds

Captain: Luke Massingham
(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
(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
(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
(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

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