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Pre-Season Friendly

Diamonds beat a young Northampton Town side 3 – 1 in a rearranged pre-season friendly at The Dog and Duck, Wellingborough on Tuesday night.

Returning Ben Diamond notched his 4th pre-season goal in just the 2nd minute heading home from a corner. Diamonds impressive first half display was rewarded with a 2nd goal before half-time. Joel Gyasi broke away and crossed for Tom Lorraine to tap in for his 4th in pre-season.

Cobblers had largely the better of the second half with one particularly close effort deflected just wide. Diamonds were solid in defence though and managed the game well before adding a 3rd on 72 mins. Matt Slinn’s excellent free-kick was turned into his own net by Josh Flanagan with Alex Collard closing in. Cobblers were awarded an 88th minute penalty which Joseph Mills converted for a 3 – 1 final score.

A crowd of 690 enjoyed an excellent game of football and respected a lovely minute’s silence for the much missed Max Griggs.

Next up for Diamonds a trip to Dunstable Town FC on Thursday before Daventry Town FC visit Hayden Road on Saturday afternoon.

Full report to follow…..

Match Summary: Paul Judd


Date Time League Season Attendance All Ticket?
Tue, 27th Jul, 2021 7:45 pm Pre-Season Friendlies PSF 2021/22 690 Advance ticket purchase via TicketSource or contactless card payment at the gate. Cash entry payments not permitted.



Club1st Half2nd HalfFull Time Score
The Diamonds213
Northampton Town FC011


Dog & Duck Ground
London Road, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire NN8 2DP

The Diamonds

Trialist_GK_17 Goalkeeper HT'
Ben Garwood Defender
Liam Dolman Defender
Alex Collard Defender
Sam Warburton Defender 65'
Fernando Bell-Toxtle Midfielder
Jesse Akubuine Midfielder
Matt Slinn Midfielder
Ben Diamond Forward 3'
Tom Lorraine Forward 38'
Joel Gyasi Midfielder 75'
Ben Heath Goalkeeper HT'
Patrick Casey Defender
Ryan Hughes Defender
Nat Gosnal-Tyler Midfielder HT'
Lorrell Phillips Smith Forward 75'
Trialist_14 65'
Will Jones Forward

Manager: Andy Peaks

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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