September Player of the Month – Joe Merrill

Following a poll on, the winner of the September 2012 Player of the Month award is Joe Merrill. During the month he appeared in every game, including the UCL Cup and County Cup games. He won the Man of the Match award in the UCL Knock Out Cup game against Wellingborough Whitworth to go with the award he won back in August in the Diamonds first ever game against Thrapston Town.

The award is sponsored by P.W. House Jewellers of Rushden, who are continuing a long tradition of sponsoring this award, going back many years with R&DFC. Their business has been part of life in Rushden High Street for the last 60 years.

The award was presented by Diamonds Manager Mark Starmer before the game against Bugbrooke St Michaels.