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Chris Ruff Memorial Cup

Diamonds retained the Chris Ruff Memorial Cup again with an eventually comfortable 5 0 victory at Hayden Road on Saturday afternoon.

Another young looking Diamonds side largely dominated and took the lead on 22 mins with a Tom Lorraine far post tap in. R&H were well organised and energetic and created half chances but Diamonds came closest to a second in the first half through Will Jones and Trialist 8.

Diamonds struck just a minute into the second half to virtually kill the contest with Will Jones cleverly slotting home after a swift break following a great Ben Heath save. He made it 3 with his second from close range on 67 minutes and completed his hat-trick on 78 minutes with a great finish from the centre of the area. Academy prospect Glennon completed the scoring on 89 minutes with a solid header from a great free-kick.

Next up the rearranged Northampton Town X1 game which takes place at The Dog and Duck, Wellingborough on Tuesday evening.

Full match report to follow*****



DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayAll Ticket?Attendance
Sat, 24th Jul, 20213:00 pmPre-Season FriendlyPSF 2021/22Chris Ruff Memorial CupAdvance ticket purchase via TicketSource or by card payment at the turnstile. Cash entry payments not permitted.168


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Rushden & Higham United00


Ben Heath Goalkeeper 80'
Ben Garwood Defender
Patrick Casey Defender
Ryan Hughes Defender 80'
Samuel Warburton Defender 62'
Fernando Bell-Toxtle Midfielder HT'
Trialist_8 80'
Jesse Akubuine Midfielder HT'
Trialist_10 80'
Tom Lorraine Forward 22'
Will Jones Forward 46', 67', 78'
Charlie Nixon Goalkeeper 80'
Will Glennon Midfielder 89'
Trialist_18 62'
Matthew Slinn Midfielder HT'
Joel Gyasi Midfielder 62'
Nathaniel Gosnal-Tyler Midfielder HT'
Benjamin Diamond Forward HT'
Bailey Weatherly Forward

Manager: Andy Peaks


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