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Match Report

Diamonds began their post lockdown pre-season campaign with a 4-0 victory against Desborough Town on Saturday afternoon. First-half goals from Liam Dolman and Chris Wreh were added to in the second half by Will Jones and Tom Lorraine

Played at a neutral venue with no spectators allowed the first team squad got a good run out with a number of trialists looking to impress manager Andy Peaks. New signing Richard Walton started in goal along with Patrick Casey, Liam Dolman, Jack Ashton, Nat Gosnal-Tyler, Jesse Akubuine and returning Fernando Bell-Toxtle, and Chris Wreh. Three trialists made up the starting eleven with Will Jones, Tom Lorraine, Ben Ford, Matt Slinn and Joel Gyasi all coming on second half along with a further three trialists.

Liam Dolman opened the scoring for Diamonds in the first half with Chris Wreh slotting a neat finish for the second before half-time. After the 7 changes at half-time and a trialist replacing Jack Ashton youngster Will Jones scored his first for the club to make it three just after a drinks break. Liam Dolman was then replaced by the final trialist before Tom Lorraine added a fourth to complete the scoring.

Next up for Diamonds a trip to old friends Wellingborough Whitworth on 15th August. Again no spectators will be allowed but Radio Diamonds and AFCRDTV are working to be able to attend and provide coverage.



Date Time League Season Match Day Attendance
Sat, 8th Aug, 2020 2:00 pm Pre-Season Friendlies PSF 2020/21 Friendly 0


Club1st Half2nd HalfFull Time Score
The Diamonds224
Desborough Town000

The Diamonds

Richard Walton Goalkeeper
Patrick Casey Defender
Liam Dolman Defender
Jack Ashton Defender
Nathaniel Gosnal-Tyler Midfielder
Jesse Akubuine Midfielder
Fernando Bell-Toxtle Midfielder
Chris Wreh Forward
William Jones Forward
Tom Lorraine Forward
Ben Ford Midfielder
Matthew Slinn Midfielder
Joel Gyasi Midfielder

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