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Due to the laying of their new 3G pitch, our matches v Barwell were reversed.

Diamonds travel to play on an artificial surface for the 2nd week running as they make their way to friends Barwell in Leicestershire.

Last week saw a 2-0 reverse on in-form Rushall Olympic’s excellent artificial surface. Diamonds coped well with the conditions but were beaten by the marginally better side over 90 minutes.

Barwell will be playing a 13th consecutive home game after starting the season with away games whilst the new pitch was laid. They sit in 12th place with 33 points from 30 games after some really up and down performances. They conceded 16 goals in 7 games including 5 to St. Ives in a nine goal thriller, 3 to Needham Market and 4 to Lowestoft Town in further defeats. They have really turned it round defensively though in an unbeaten run of 4 with just 1 conceded in the last 3.

Diamonds have 4 wins in 6 this year with the two defeats to table toppers Banbury and 3rd placed Rushall Olympic. 4 of the last 5 games have finished 2-0 with the 5th the 2-1 win at Alvechurch.

Barwell won the reverse fixture at Hayden Road 1-0 in October but Diamonds will be confident they can get motivated for another big away performance. They managed that at Alvechurch in January who had also won at Hayden Road in that tricky October run.

Will Jones will be full of confidence after notching an added time winner on Tuesday in the NFA Hillier Senior Cup Semi-Final and AJ George will be excited by his first Diamonds goal in the same match.

Radio Diamonds will be in action as ever if you can’t make the game and will be providing your Twitter updates throughout the afternoon.

Enjoy the game.

Paul Judd
Media Team




Date Time League Season Match Day Attendance Man of the Match Captain
Sat, 12th Feb, 2022 3:00 pm Southern League Premier Division Central 2021/22 30 353 Ty Deacon Alex Collard


Club1st Half2nd HalfFull Time Score
The Diamonds022



Liam Castle Goalkeeper
Kyron Stabana Defender
Lucas Powell Midfielder
Hervé Pepe-Ngoma Midfielder
William Edjenguélé Defender
Dominic Brown-Hill Midfielder 71'
Maxwell Brogan Midfielder
James Rowland Midfielder 58'
Ben Stephens Forward 90'
Brady Hickey Midfielder
Tristan Dunkley Midfielder
Micah Edwards Defender 71'
Max Bramley Goalkeeper
Toby Fura Midfielder
William Warren Midfielder 58'

Manager: Guy Hadland
Assistant Manager: Marcus Law
Coach: Paul Winn
Coach: Ian Drewitt
Goalkeeper Coach: Mike Turner
Physiotherapist: Stephen Wanless

The Diamonds

13Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
Patrick Casey Defender
Samuel Warburton Defender
Fernando Bell-Toxtle Midfielder
Liam Dolman Defender
Alex Collard Defender
Nathan Tshikuna Midfielder 85'
Benjamin Diamond Forward
Ty Deacon Forward 62', 90'
Adriel George Midfielder
Connor Furlong Midfielder 16'
Matthew Slinn Midfielder
William Jones Forward 83'
Shane Bush Defender 85'
Ryan Hughes Defender
Jack Snelus Forward

Manager: Andy Peaks
Coach: Scott Carlin
Head of Scholarship: Tim Dudding
First Team Coach: Tom Chapman
Sports Therapist: Roisin O’Farrell

Match Officials

RefereeAssistant Referee 1Assistant Referee 2
Mark PearsonMark BillinghamJonathan Price


UK Flooring Direct Ground
Kirkby Road, Barwell, Leicestershire LE9 8FQ

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