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Match Report

Diamonds were narrowly defeated by league rivals Peterborough Sports in the 2022 NFA Hillier Senior Cup Final at Sixfields.

Chances were pretty few and far between in the first half, with Sports’ Ryan Fryatt coming closest when his header beat Dean Snedker but came back off the bar. AJ George was a big threat for Rushden as he had a couple of efforts held, and fellow winger Lewis Johnson saw a 30-yard strike fly just over.

Diamonds started the second period brightly as Johnson had a deflected shot saved, but Sports soon won a penalty after Liam Dolman brought down the advancing Kyujon Marsh-Brown. However, Dan Lawlor struck his penalty wide, and Rushden almost made them pay when substitute Nathan Tshikuna’s vicious free-kick was tipped onto the post. He then played in Johnson who rounded the keeper, but his goalbound attempt was cleared away, Sports took the lead 12 minutes from time when Snedker made a brilliant save, only for ex-Diamonds man Jordan MacLeod to sweep home the rebound. Paddy Casey and Will Jones came close to forcing a penalty shoot-out but were denied by a goal-saving block and near-post save, and Sports wrapped up their success in stoppage time as Dion Sembie-Ferris strode away to slot home a low effort.

Full match report to follow

NFA Hillier Senior Cup Final

It has been confirmed that entrance prices for Tuesday night’s Northamptonshire FA Hillier Senior Cup Final are:

  • Adults: £12
  • U16: £6



DateTimeLeagueSeasonMatch DayAttendanceMan of the MatchCaptain
Tue, 12th Apr, 20227:45 pmNorthants FA Hillier Senior Cup2021/22Final533Jesse AkubuineFernando Bell-Toxtle


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Peterborough Sports02



13Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
Benjamin Diamond Forward
Samuel Warburton Defender
Fernando Bell-Toxtle Midfielder
Liam Dolman Defender
Patrick Casey Defender
Lewis Johnson Forward
Jesse Akubuine Midfielder
Lauric Diakiesse Forward
Jack Snelus Forward
Adriel George Midfielder
Nigel Chikamba Midfielder
Connor Furlong Midfielder
Nathan Tshikuna Midfielder
Will Jones Forward
Jordan Graham Forward

Manager: Andy Burgess

Peterborough Sports

Lewis Elsom Goalkeeper
Isaiah Bazeley Defender
Luke Warner-Eley Defender
Ryan Fryatt Defender
Richard Jones Defender
Daniel Lawlor Midfielder
Dion Sembie-Ferris Midfielder 90+4'
Dan Jarvis Midfielder 65'
Michael Gash Forward 65'
Joshua McCammon Midfielder
Kyjuon-Jaeger Marsh-Brown Forward 77'
Mark Jones Forward 65'
Lewis Hilliard Midfielder 65'
Brad McGowan Defender
Jordan Nicholson Midfielder
Jordan MacLeod Forward 78'

Manager: James Dean


Sixfields Stadium
Northampton, Northamptonshire NN5 5QA