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Re-arranged match from 9th November.

Diamonds made it back-to-back home wins with a 3-1 victory over Lowestoft Town on Tuesday evening.

Diamonds were unchanged from Saturday’s win over Redditch and started brightly taking the lead on 18 minutes. Fernando Bell-Toxtle played in Ty Deacon at the end of a great run and the striker finished coolly at the second attempt. Ty Deacon added a second on 32 minutes finishing Bell-Toxtle’s squared ball before Lowestoft earned a penalty converted by Louis McIntosh for 2-1 Diamonds at half-time.

Lowestoft pushed men forward early in the second half but struggled to create chances against Diamonds resolute defence. Diamonds threatened throughout the second half and finally got a third through Nathan Tshikuna’s 18 yard strike on 65 minutes. Diamonds ran out 3-1 winners to make it 4 wins from 5 and 8th place in the league before an enforced break before Hitchin away on 4th December.


Diamonds look for back-to-back home wins for the first time this season as they take on Lowestoft Town at Hayden Road on Tuesday evening.

Recent Form

Nathan Tshikuna’s hooked finish in the first half earned Diamonds the points on Saturday along with a well earned clean sheet for the second home game in a row. 3 wins from 4 have Diamonds in 10th place now with 22 points from 18 games.

Lowestoft were goalless on their travels for the 5th game on the trot on Saturday as they went down 3-0 at Banbury. No wins in 5 have them down in 18th place, just two points off the bottom but only 4 points off 11th in a congested bottom half of the table.

Previous Meetings

Diamonds are unbeaten in contests against Lowestoft in Southern Football League action. A pair of 1-1 draws in 2018/2019 were earned thanks to Ben Farrell penalties. The aborted season 2019/2020 saw just the Hayden Road game played but it saw a 3-0 Diamonds win thanks to Nabil Shariff, Jordan MacLeod and Matt Slinn.

Lowestoft Town FC

Lowestoft came from a merger of sides in 1887 playing in Norfolk leagues until another merger in 1935 saw them into the Eastern Counties League. They played in the Isthmian League and made it to the National League North before relegation and allocation to the Southern League Premier Central division.

The Game

The return of Liam Dolman alongside Alex Collard, Patrick Casey and Ryan Hughes in front of Dean Snedker made Diamonds very solid on Saturday. The form of Nathan Tshikuna and Fernando Bell-Toxtle in midfield supporting Ravi Shamsi, Ben Diamond, Connor Furlong, Ty Deacon up front made Diamonds more dynamic in the middle and final third and they will hope to repeat that form on Tuesday night.

Radio Diamonds will be back of course with in match Twitter updates and post game interviews and match report will bring you all the action.

Enjoy the game.

Paul Judd

Radio Diamonds





Date Time League Season Match Day Attendance Man of the Match Captain
Tue, 23rd Nov, 2021 7:45 pm Southern League Premier Central 2021/22 16 (new date) 265 Alex Collard Alex Collard


Club1st Half2nd HalfFull Time Score
The Diamonds213
Lowestoft Town FC101


The Diamonds

Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
Patrick Casey Defender
Ryan Hughes Defender
Fernando Bell-Toxtle Midfielder 75'
Liam Dolman Defender
Alex Collard Defender
Nathan Tshikuna Midfielder 65'
Ben Diamond Forward
Ty Deacon Forward 18', 32'
Ravi Shamsi Forward
Connor Furlong Midfielder 81'
Matt Slinn Midfielder
Jesse Akubuine Midfielder 75'
Tom Lorraine Forward
AJ George Midfielder 81'
Will Jones Forward 59'

Manager: Andy Peaks
Assistant Manager: Neil Champelovier
First Team Coach: Scott Carlin
First Team Coach: Tom Chapman
Physiotherapist: Roisin O’Farrell

Lowestoft Town FC

Warren Burwood Goalkeeper
Dylan Ruffles Defender
Jack Wilkinson Defender
Ryan Jarvis (c) Midfielder
Tai Fleming Defender
Travis Cole Defender
Ryan Hawkins Midfielder 29'
Owen Murphy Defender
Joshua Harvey Forward
Louis McIntosh Midfielder 41'
Marcus Wilkinson Forward 75'
Mitchell Belmar Defender 75'
Destiny Oladipo Forward
Kieran Higgs Forward 29'
Adam Tann Defender
Harry Knights Defender

Manager: Jamie Godbold
Assistant Manager: Andy Reynolds
Coach: Adam Tann
Physiotherapist: Luke Pearce
Kit Manager: Goerge Neeve
Goalkeeper Coach: Bob Charlton

Match Officials

RefereeAssistant Referee 1Assistant Referee 2
Ruebyn RicardoStuart LathanJack Hobbs


Hayden Road
Hayden Road Sports Ground, Hayden Road, Rushden, Northamptonshire NN10 0HX

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