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Name
Will Jones
Nationality
engEngland
Position
Forward
Joined
17/06/2021; rejoined 18/06/2023
Final Diamonds Appearance
23/12/2023
Current Club
Cambridge City
Previous Club(s)
Diamonds, AFC R&D Academy U21, AFC Rushden & Diamonds U18 Academy, Bugbrooke St. Michaels
Leagues & Cups
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division, Southern League Premier Division Central, U21 Friendly, FA Cup, FA Trophy, Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup, Pre-Season Friendly, Pre-Season Tournament
Age
21

17/06/21: One of Andy Peaks’ first tasks as his squad regrouped for pre-season training this week, was to sign youngster, Will Jones, on a contract. Will was spotted by Andy Peaks at Academy trials aged just 14. He quickly became an integral part of the Academy as he progressed through the year groups with his excellent attitude and commitment. Will was part of last season’s (2020/21) very successful Under 18 squad that finished the season unbeaten in the Midland Junior Premier League and won the NSYL Jaymann Shield, scoring an impressive 29 goals in just 16 matches. Andy commented: “Will is a very exciting prospect who has attracted interest from many other Clubs so I’m delighted to be able to give him a contract. He has massive potential and came through our Academy before breaking into the first team squad last season where we saw flashes of that potential. He can concentrate on developing his game and with his excellent attitude and desire to be the very best he can be, I’m sure we’ll see more of what he is capable of this season.” Will was part of the 2018/19 season’s all-conquering Academy U16s playing in a forward role, and he also played for the Academy U18s and Aspire teams. After playing in cup games for the first team he made his league debut as a substitute in the game at Kings Langley in December 2019.

18/06/23: Will Jones returned to Hayden Road ahead of the 2023/24 season.

23/12/23: Following today’s game away to Sporting Khalsa, we can confirm that Will Jones has left the Club to join Cambridge City. We would like to thank Will for his efforts this season and wish him all the best.

 

Northern Premier League - Midlands Division

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Southern League Premier Division Central

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U21 Friendly

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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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Pre-Season Tournament

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Diamonds Total (League & Cup)

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Result

(20)
4 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
Guardian Warehousing Arena

Sporting Khalsa v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 210
Captain: Ryan Inman
(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
(16)
2 - 1
Northern Premier League - Midlands Division
2023/24
The Dovecote Stadium

Shepshed Dynamo v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 200
(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
(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
(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
(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
(40)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Nuneaton Borough

Attendance: 644
Man of the Match: Liam Dolman
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(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
(38)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bromsgrove Sporting

Attendance: 478
Man of the Match: William Jones
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(Final)
0 - 2
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2021/22
Sixfields Stadium

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Peterborough Sports

Attendance: 533
Man of the Match: Jesse Akubuine
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(36)
3 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Leiston

Attendance: 712
Man of the Match: Jesse Akubuine
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(31 (new date))
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Yvette Brewer Stadium

Biggleswade Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 252
Man of the Match: Jesse Akubuine
Captain: Alex Collard
(35)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The TRICO Stadium

Redditch United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 546
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(34)
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Tamworth

Attendance: 528
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(24 (new date))
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Bee Arena

Peterborough Sports v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 302
Man of the Match: Sam Warburton
Captain: Alex Collard
(33)
2 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Crown Meadow

Lowestoft Town FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 580
Man of the Match: Connor Furlong
Captain: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
(32)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hednesford Town

Attendance: 478
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(30)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
UK Flooring Direct Ground

Barwell v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 353
Man of the Match: Ty Deacon
Captain: Alex Collard
(Semi-Final)
2 - 1
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bugbrooke St. Michaels

Attendance: 232
Man of the Match: Will Jones
Captain: Alex Collard
(29)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Dales Lane

Rushall Olympic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 388
Man of the Match: Dean Snedker
Captain: Alex Collard
(28)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stourbridge

Attendance: 478
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(27)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Lye Meadow

Alvechurch v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 314
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Alex Collard
(20 (new date))
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Needham Market

Attendance: 307
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(26)
2 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Banbury Plant Hire Community Stadium

Banbury United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 1055
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(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
(23)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Garden Walk

Royston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 382
Man of the Match: Connor Furlong
Captain: Alex Collard
(17 (new date))
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
CR MOT Centre Community Stadium at The Lamb Ground

Tamworth v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 421
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(22)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Stratford Town

Attendance: 322
Man of the Match: Ben Diamond
Captain: Alex Collard
(U21 Friendly)
1 - 4
U21 Friendly
2021/22
Jubilee Park

Huntingdon Town FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds Academy U21

Man of the Match: Owen Morton
Captain: Josh Going
(21)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Top Field

Hitchin Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 520
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Alex Collard
(16 (new date))
3 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Lowestoft Town

Attendance: 265
Man of the Match: Alex Collard
Captain: Alex Collard
(19)
1 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Redditch United

Attendance: 377
Man of the Match: Nathan Tshikuna
Captain: Alex Collard
(Quarter-Final)
4 - 2
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Kettering Town

Attendance: 475
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(15)
2 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The RACE Stadium at Keys Park

Hednesford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 581
Man of the Match: Ravi Shamsi
Captain: Alex Collard
(Third Round Qualifying)
2 - 1
FA Trophy
2021/22
The Proctor Cars Stadium

Matlock Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 533
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(9 (new date))
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Arden Garages Stadium

Stratford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 344
Man of the Match: Ryan Hughes
Captain: Alex Collard
(14)
0 - 0
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Biggleswade Town

Attendance: 357
Man of the Match: Sam Warburton
Captain: Alex Collard
(13)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Barwell

Attendance: 240
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Alex Collard
(12)
1 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Alvechurch

Attendance: 385
Man of the Match: Patrick Casey
Captain: Alex Collard
(11)
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Rushall Olympic

Attendance: 250
Man of the Match: Ravi Shamsi
Captain: Alex Collard
(10)
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
War Memorial Athletic Ground

Stourbridge v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 817
Man of the Match: Ben Diamond
Captain: Alex Collard
(Round One)
4 - 1
Southern Football League Challenge Cup
2021/22
The Bee Arena

Peterborough Sports v The Diamonds

Attendance: 165
Captain: Tom Lorraine
(8)
1 - 3
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town

Attendance: 293
Man of the Match: Jay Williams
Captain: Alex Collard
(7)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Hitchin Town

Attendance: 387
Man of the Match: Ravi Shamsi
Captain: Alex Collard
(First Round)
0 - 3
Northants FA Hillier Senior Cup
2021/22
Old Northamptonians Sports Ground

Northampton ON Chenecks v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: TBC
Captain: Liam Dolman
(6)
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Bloomfields

Needham Market v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 256
Captain: Alex Collard
(5)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Liberty Way

Nuneaton Borough v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 571
Captain: Alex Collard
(First Round Qualifying)
5 - 2
FA Cup
2021/22
Mander Cruickshank Solicitors Stadium

Coalville Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 384
Man of the Match: Jay Williams
Captain: Liam Dolman
(4)
0 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Peterborough Sports

Attendance: 464
Man of the Match: Joel Gyasi
Captain: Liam Dolman
(3)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
The Victoria Ground

Bromsgrove Sporting v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Attendance: 672
Man of the Match: Tom Lorraine
Captain: Liam Dolman
(2)
2 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Coalville Town

Attendance: 387
Man of the Match: Ben Garwood (as chosen by Radio Diamonds)
Captain: Liam Dolman
(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
(Pre-Season Friendly)
4 - 0
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Daventry Town FC

(Pre-Season Friendly)
1 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
The ASM Stadium

Thame United FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(Pre-Season Friendly)
7:45 pm
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Sharpenhoe Road

Barton Rovers FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

(Pre-Season Friendly)
2 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Creasey Park Stadium

Dunstable Town FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
(At the Dog & Duck Ground)
3 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Dog & Duck Ground

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton Town XI

All Ticket?: Advance ticket purchase via TicketSource or contactless card payment at the gate. Cash entry payments not permitted.
Attendance: 690
(Chris Ruff Memorial Cup)
0 - 5
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2021/22
Hayden Road

Rushden & Higham United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Advance ticket purchase via TicketSource or by card payment at the turnstile. Cash entry payments not permitted.
Attendance: 168
(Harry Robinson Trophy - Grand Finals Day)
1 - 0
Pre-Season Tournament
PST 2021/22
Hillsground Stadium

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cambridge City

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
Man of the Match: Tom Lorraine
(Harry Robinson Trophy)
0 - 3
Pre-Season Tournament
PST 2021/22
Hillsground Stadium

Eynesbury Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
Man of the Match: Trialist_4
(Harry Robinson Trophy)
1 - 7
Pre-Season Tournament
PST 2021/22
Hillsground Stadium

Kempston Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay on the gate
Man of the Match: Will Jones
(Friendly)
1 - 1
In-Season Friendly
2020/21
Elderstubbs

Daventry Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Yes
Captain: Liam Dolman
(First Round Proper)
1 - 5
FA Trophy
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Peterborough Sports

All Ticket?: Yes, season tickets not valid
Attendance: 252
Man of the Match: Fernando Bell-Toxtle
Captain: Liam Dolman
2 - 2
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
The Watson & Hillhouse Victory Road Stadium

Leiston vs AFC Rushden & Diamonds

All Ticket?: Pay at the Gate
Attendance: 214
Man of the Match: Tom Lorraine
Captain: Tom Lorraine
7 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Hitchin Town

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets are valid)
Attendance: 379
Man of the Match: Chris Wreh
Captain: Liam Dolman
1 - 1
Southern League Premier Division Central
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Barwell FC

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets are valid)
Attendance: 343
Man of the Match: Richard Walton
Captain: Liam Dolman
(First Round Qualifying)
0 - 5
FA Cup
2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Newark FC

All Ticket?: Yes - All Pay (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 450
Captain: Liam Dolman
(Friendly)
1 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Elderstubbs

PSF v Daventry Town

All Ticket?: Yes
Attendance: ?
(Chris Ruff Memorial Cup)
1 - 5
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hayden Road

PSF v Rushden & Higham United

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 174
(Friendly)
1 - 2
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Bedford Town

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 223
(Friendly)
0 - 1
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Hayden Road

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v King's Lynn Town

All Ticket?: Yes (season tickets not valid)
Attendance: 234
(Friendly)
2 - 8
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Victoria Mill Ground

PSF v Wellingborough Whitworth FC

Attendance: 0
(Friendly)
4 - 0
Pre-Season Friendly
PSF 2020/21
Neutral Ground

PSF v Desborough Town

Attendance: 0

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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