Tom Lorraine Reaches His Diamonds Century

Tom Lorraine reached a notable landmark in both his career and in the history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds on Tuesday evening when he became the fifth player to reach 100 appearances for the club.

Following in the footsteps of Sam Brown, the first Diamonds player to achieve this feat, Matt GearingBrad Harris and Matt Finlay, Tom reached the 100 appearance milestone when he played in the Diamonds game against Chasetown on Tuesday 16th August 2016.

Tom was presented with a memento to recognise this achievement before the Emirates FA Cup game against Northampton Sileby Rangers. The award was kindly sponsored by P.W. House Jewellers of Rushden.

Tom Lorraine made his debut for the club on March 29th 2014 at Harborough Town, scoring his first goal for the club in the following game against Spalding United at the Dog & Duck. He joined the club from Daventry Town, having also been on dual registration with Cogenhoe United. He was the club’s top scorer in their promotion winning 2014/15 campaign scoring 19 goals, but showed his flexibility by playing in midfield towards the end of the season to provide much-needed cover in that position. He was also the top scorer in 2015/16 with 15 goals as the Diamonds played at Step 4 level for the first time, picking up the Manager’s player of the season award. Tom is shortly to reach his 27th birthday.

You can see Tom’s player profile with details of these games here.

(Pictures courtesy of Malcolm Swinden Photography Copyright Mal Swinden ©2014-16)