Next Match: AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton Spencer
Date: Thursday 27th October 2011
Venue: Kiln Park, London Road, Raunds, Northants, NN9 6EQ
Kick Off: 7:45pm
Entry: £2 Adults, £1 concessions
AFC Rushden & Diamonds entertain Northampton Spencer on Thursday, for what will be their first home league game since the 0-0 draw with Woodford at the start of September. The two sides were scheduled to meet last week but the original fixture had to be postponed to accommodate the Diamonds’ NFA Boys U18 Cup match again Duston Dynamo, which they won 2-1.
Rushden will be desperate to return to winning ways in the league, having suffered heavy defeats in their last two outings against second and first placed ON Chenecks and Cogenhoe United. The Diamonds are now in 4th place in the NSYL Western Division table but despite the recent setbacks are still only four points behind the leaders.
Spencer on the other hand had a dire start to the season with heavy defeats in their opening two games, but have shown significant signs of improvement since then, firstly with an emphatic 6-0 win over bottom side Olney Town and then with an impressive 2-2 draw with ON Chenecks in their last match. They currently sit in 6th place with 4 points from their 5 games to date.
The Diamonds will of course be wearing their white and blue home strip, replicas of which are now even easier to order thanks to the brand new online shop. The visitors will be playing in their yellow and green home kit.