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Match Report

Diamonds claimed a vital success over fellow strugglers Kings Langley in a frenetic encounter.

The visitors forged ahead after seven minutes when Cain Keller struck, but Rushden levelled soon afterwards as captain Nathan Hicks fired in a low strike. Langley retook the lead only two minutes later through Bradley Wadkins’ spectacular long-range effort, and Wilson de Carvalho then rattled the woodwork. However the hosts equalised again just before half-time courtesy of Andy Kanga’s header.

Both sides came close early in the second period, and away sub Temitore Babalola was shown a second yellow card midway through the half. Diamonds immediately capitalised on the advantage through substitute Conor Tee’s sublime free-kick, and they sealed only their second home win of the season when debutant Chris Manangu slid home a low cross.

Full match report to follow


Diamonds host Kings Langley at Hayden Road on Saturday, 5th November (kick-off 3:00 pm).

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £11

Over 60 Concessions: £8

Under 21: £8 (aged 17-21)

Student: £8

Under 16: £2 (aged 9-16)

Under 8: Free (accompanied by a paying adult/over 60 concession)


Our visitors

Kings Langley were founded in 1886, with village doctor Frederick Fisher their first Chairman. Kings Langley have spent a lot of their time in the Hertfordshire County League while they were also in the Spartan Midlands league in the early 2000’s. As of 2022, Kings Langley are one of only a handful of clubs to have won three successive promotions in the UK. The others are Truro City, Chester, FC United of Manchester and Gretna. Kings Langley currently play at Gaywood Park.

Meetings between the clubs

The last meeting between the sides was a 1-0 win for Kings Langley in December 2019, before the season was curtailed.

Can’t make the game?

Our Radio Diamonds team will be providing live commentary as the action unfolds – tune in at mixlr.com/radiodiamondsafc. 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 twitter.com/AFCRD. Highlights and interviews will be available after the game at youtube.com/AFCRDTV.



DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayAttendanceMan of the MatchCaptain
Sat, 5th Nov, 20223:00 pmSouthern League Premier Division Central2022/2317298Miguel NgwaNathan Hicks


ClubHalf TimeFull Time
Kings Langley22



13Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
2Kartell Dawkins Midfielder
4Charlie Black Forward
5Ryan Hughes Defender
7Fraser Corden Midfielder
17Andy Kanga Midfielder 43'
10Jack Connor 18 Forward 64'
11Nathan Hicks Midfielder 16'
20Miguel Ngwa 9 Midfielder 83'
15Evangelos-Nikaloas Empochontsif Defender
16Luis Pinto-Leite 14 Midfielder 56'
9Jenson Cooper 20 Forward 83'
14Conor Tee 16 Midfielder 71'
18Christopher Manangu 10 Forward 72'
19Morgan Worsfold-Gregg Midfielder
21Dante Grey Defender

Manager: Richard Maxwell
Coach: Gary Moss
Coach: Howard Willmott
Physiotherapist: Nicole Edwards

Kings Langley

1Hafed Al-Droubi Goalkeeper
2Ryan Case Defender
3Alexander Lafleur Defender
4Udoka Chima Defender
5James Kaloczi Defender
6Jorell Johnson Defender
7Cain Keller Midfielder 7'
8Jacob Gardiner-Smith Midfielder
9Bradley Wadkins 14 Forward 18'
10James Mulley 12 Midfielder 27'
11Wilson De Carvalho Midfielder 21'
12Temitore Babalola 10 Forward 30'
13Jack Berman Goalkeeper
14Johnny Gill 9 Midfielder 74'
15Guiseppe Delgaudio Forward

Assistant Manager: Paul Faulkner
Coach: Ben Hanley
Coach: Will Hoskins
Physiotherapist: Ellie Jewiss
Manager: Chris Cummins
Goalkeeper Coach: Josh Brown

Match Officials

RefereeAssistant Referee 1Assistant Referee 2
Alistair WilsonWyndham TruslerDaniel Wilson


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