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A goal in each half condemned Diamonds to a fifth consecutive defeat.

Fresh from their excellent FA Cup run to the second round, the visitors forged ahead after only six minutes. Midfielder Jed Abbey found the net as he curled home from outside the box past a rooted Dean Snedker. Rushden struggled to handle the away pressure throughout the opening period and were forced into a number of last-ditch blocks and clearances. Several swift visiting attacks led to Abbey being denied twice and Jack Hallahan forcing a diving save with a thunderous strike.

The hosts improved at the start of the second half as Jack Connor hit the side-netting before a corner was almost bundled in from close range. Substitute Andy Kanga then broke through before confidently finishing, but the offside flag had long been raised. Alvechurch regained their authority though and, after defender Harry Williams sent a free header wide, they sealed the contest when Danny Waldron skipped past several challenges before finishing low through Snedker’s despairing dive.


Diamonds’ next home match at Hayden Road is on Saturday, 3rd December with a 12:30 pm kick-off.

The early start to this Pitching In Southern League Premier Division Central fixture is to avoid a clash with a potential World Cup match involving England or Wales at 3:00 pm.

Today’s Match Sponsor:


Admission prices are as follows:

Adult: £11

Over 60 Concession: £8

Student: £8

Under 21: £6 (Aged 17-21)

Under 16: £2 (Aged 9-16)

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

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Meetings between the clubs

In the corresponding fixture last season Diamonds lost 2-1.

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Date Time League Season Match Day Match Sponsor Attendance Man of the Match Captain
Sat, 3rd Dec, 2022 12:30 pm Southern League Premier Division Central 2022/23 22 Café Bangla 272 Conor Tee (nominated by Café Bangla) Hamilton Bunga


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13Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
2Eniola Agemoh-Davies Defender
3Courtney Lashley Defender
4Charlie Black Forward
5Ryan Hughes Defender
6Hamilton Bunga Defender
7Peter Abimbola Midfielder 66'
8Kartell Dawkins Midfielder
9Jack Connor Forward
10Miguel Ngwa Midfielder
11Conor Tee Midfielder
12Jenson Cooper Forward
14Luis Pinto-Leite Midfielder
15Mitchell White Midfielder
16Andy Kanga Midfielder
17Evangelos-Nikaloas Empochontsif Defender

Coach: Matty Vernon
Sports Therapist: Peter Cockings
Coach: Jordan Williams


1Daniel Jezeph Goalkeeper
2Ben Cassidy Defender
3Bradley Burton Defender
4Áurio Neto Teixeira Midfielder
5Harry Williams Defender
6Ashley Carter Defender 90+5'
7Jediael Abbey Midfielder 7'
8Jack Hallahan Midfielder
9Leo Brown Forward
10Tyrell Skeen-Hamilton Forward
11Daniel Waldron Forward 74'
12Jamie Willets Defender
13Harvey Randle Goalkeeper
14Thomas Edge Midfielder
15Harry Bower Midfielder
16Jack Concannon Forward

Assistant Manager: Richard Colwell
Assistant Physiotherapist: Matthew Brown
Coach: Matt Kirby
Goalkeeper Coach: Darren Acton
Coach: Steve Hensel
Manager: Ian Long

Match Officials

RefereeAssistant Referee 1Assistant Referee 2
Joe WoolmerScott HannaRichard Fullicks


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

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