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Match re-arranged 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

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 Division Central 2021/22 16 (new date) 265 Alex Collard Alex Collard


Club1st Half2nd HalfFull Time Score
The Diamonds213
Lowestoft Town101


The Diamonds

13Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
2Patrick Casey Defender
3Ryan Hughes Defender
4Fernando Bell-Toxtle 14 Midfielder 75'
5Liam Dolman Defender
6Alex Collard Defender
7Nathan Tshikuna Midfielder 65'
8Benjamin Diamond Forward
9Ty Deacon 17 Forward 18', 32'
10Ravin Shamsi Forward
11Connor Furlong 16 Midfielder 81'
12Matthew Slinn Midfielder
14Jesse Akubuine 4 Midfielder 75'
15Tom Lorraine Forward
16Adriel George 11 Midfielder 81'
17William Jones 9 Forward 59'

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

Lowestoft Town

1Warren Burwood Goalkeeper
2Dylan Ruffles Defender
3Jack Wilkinson Defender
4Ryan Jarvis Midfielder
5Tai Fleming Defender
6Travis Cole Defender
7Ryan Hawkins 15 Midfielder 29'
8Owen Murphy Defender
9Joshua Harvey Forward
10Louis McIntosh Midfielder 41'
11Marcus Wilkinson 12 Forward 75'
12Mitchell Belmar 11 Defender 75'
14Destiny Oladipo Forward
15Kieran Higgs 7 Forward 29'
16Adam Tann Defender
17Harry 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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