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Diamonds host a Luton Town XI on Friday 29 July (7:00 pm kick-off) as they conclude their 2022/23 pre-season campaign.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £9

Concessions: £6

Under 18s: £2

Tickets can be purchased in advance here or you can pay on-the-gate.

Our visitors

They play at Kenilworth Road and currently ply their trade in the EFL Championship. The Hatters finished 6th in the 2021/22 season in the 24-team division but were beaten 2-1 on aggregate in the play-off semi-finals by Huddersfield Town.

Their manager is Nathan Jones. To find out more about the club, visit their website.

Pre-season so far

Diamonds have played eight pre-season friendlies so far, with an opening draw at Kempston (3-3) being followed by defeats to MK Dons (0-4), Stamford (5-3) and Loughborough Students (1-4). Since then Rushden have been unbeaten, progressing to the next round of the NFA Hillier Senior Cup after defeating Cogenhoe on penalties following a 1-1 draw. Another 1-1 draw was played out in a behind-closed-doors match against a Northampton Town XI, a 3-0 victory followed at Daventry before a further 1-1 draw against National League North side Brackley Town.

Luton have played nine pre-season games so far, winning seven and drawing two (including first-team and development squad matches).

Can’t make the game?

Our Radio Diamonds team will be providing live commentary as the action unfolds – tune in at Listeners will be able to message with their comments and thoughts on 07394 309591.

We will also doing live updates on our Twitter account at Highlights and interviews will be available after the game at

Match preview: Ollie Mortimer



Date Time League Season Match Day Attendance
Fri, 29th Jul, 2022 7:00 pm Pre-Season Friendlies PSF 2022/23 Pre-Season Friendly 325


Club1st Half2nd HalfFull Time Score
The Diamonds000
Luton Town XI246


The Diamonds

13Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
2Patrick Casey Defender
3Courtney Lashley Defender
4Luis Pinto-Leite Midfielder
5Ryan Hughes Defender
6Evangelos-Nikalaos Empochontsif Defender
7Connor Furlong Midfielder
8Miguel Ngwa Midfielder
9Jenson Cooper Forward
10Jack Connor Forward
11Nathan Hicks Midfielder
14Fraser Corden Midfielder
15Jack Snelus Forward
16Tyrese Sutherland Midfielder
17Zander Watson Goalkeeper

Manager: Andy Burgess


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