Rushden & Diamonds Summary 1997/98

 

1997 / 1998        Vauxhall Conference

 

Sat 16.8    Home  Northwich Victoria            Lost 0-1      –                                      2302

                                Cherry, Hodson, Underwood, Mison, Rodwell, Peaks,

                                Collins, Stapleton, Capone, Alford, Cramman.

                                Subs used: Sterling for Capone(70), Stott for Underwood(81).

                                Northwich goal 68.

 

Wed 20.8   Away   Farnborough Town             Lost 0-2      –                                      905

                                Cherry, Hodson, Underwood, Mison, Rodwell, Peaks,

                                Capone, Stapleton, Collins, Alford, Cramman.

                                Subs used: Stott for Stapleton(55), Ndah for Alford(58).

                                Farnborough goals 49, 86.

 

Sat 23.8    Away   Leek Town                     Lost 0-2      –                                      809

                                Cherry, Hodson, Underwood, Mison, Rodwell, Peaks,

                                Capone, Stott, Ndah, Collins, Cramman.

                                Subs used: Cann for Underwood(68), Hamsher for Hodson(73).

                                Leek goals 15, 90.

 

Mon 25.8   Home  Hednesford Town              Drew 1-1     Collins(68)                            2468

                                Cherry, Hamsher, Cramman, Mison, Rodwell, Peaks,

                                Crosby, Butterworth, Ndah, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Hednesford goal 10.

 

Sat 30.8    Home  Gateshead                      Won  3-2    Mison(5), Ndah(19), Collins(37)     2211

                                Cherry, Hamsher, Cramman, Mison, Rodwell, Peaks,

                                Crosby, Butterworth, Ndah, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Alford for Ndah(69), Underwood for Hackett(69).

                                Gateshead goals 70, 76.

 

Tue  2.9    Away   Slough Town                   Won  2-1    Collins(52), Mison(75)                872

                                Cherry, Hamsher, Cramman, Mison, Rodwell, Fuff,

                                Crosby, Butterworth, Ndah, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Alford for Ndah(30), Underwood for Crosby(46).

                                Slough goal 3.

 

Sat  6.9    Away   Cheltenham Town              Lost 0-2      –                                      1614

                                Cherry, Hamsher, Cramman, Stott, Rodwell, Fuff,

                                Crosby, Butterworth, Alford, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Underwood for Hackett(45), Chapman for Crosby(45), Foster for Alford(56).

                                Cheltenham goals 5, 59p.

 

Sat 13.9    Home  Farnborough Town             Drew 5-5     Foster(12/39/53/76),

                                                                     Underwood(37)                       2051

                                Cherry, Hamsher, Cramman, Mison, Rodwell, Fuff,

                                Hackett, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Farnborough goals 22, 44, 48, 79, 80.

 

Sat 20.9    Away   Yeovil Town                    Won  2-1    Collins(61), Hackett(65)             2317

                                Watts, Wooding, Cramman, Mison, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Hackett, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Kelly for Cramman(HT), Rawle for Foster(78),  Hamsher for Hackett(80).

                                Yeovil goal 29.

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 27.9    Away   Southport                      Lost 2-3      Foster(23), Rawle(72)                1116

                                Watts, Wooding, Kelly, Mison, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Hackett, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Rawle for Wooding(67), Cramman for Rodwell(67), Hamsher for Hackett(90).

                                Southport goals 24, 56, 59.

 

Sat  4.10   Home  Woking                         Won  2-1    Mison(17), Foster(89)                2837

                                Watts, Hackett, Cramman, Mison, Fuff, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Rawle for Hackett(71).

                                Woking goal 23.

 

Sat 11.10   Home  Hereford Utd                  Won  1-0    Collins(43)                            2728

                                Watts, Hackett, Cramman, Mison, Branston, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Sat 18.10   Away   Kidderminster Harriers        Won  2-1    Mison(7), Cramman(63)               2210

                                Smith, Wooding, Cramman, Mison, Branston, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Ndekwe for Foster(79).

                                Kidderminster goal 29.

 

Sat  1.11   Home  Slough Town                   Lost 0-1      –                                      2193

                                Smith, Wooding, Cramman, Mison, Branston, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Bradshaw, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Hackett for Wooding(HT), Barnwell for Collins(52), Capone for Cramman(72).

                                Slough goal 45.

 

Sat  8.11   Away   Welling Utd                    Won  1-0    Underwood(19)                       833

                                Smith, Hackett, Cramman, Mison, Branston, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Bradshaw, Barnwell, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Capone for Whyte(90).

 

Sat 15.11   Home  Kidderminster Harriers        Won  4-1    Barnwell(11/68/71), Collins(74)     2234

                                Smith, Wooding, Cramman, Mison, Branston, Whyte,

                                Bradshaw, Butterworth, Barnwell, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Hackett for Underwood(65).

                                Kidderminster goal 56.

 

Sat 22.11   Away   Morecambe                     Lost 1-3      Capone(82)                            1449

                                Smith, Hodson, Cramman, O’Shea, Branston, Whyte,

                                Bradshaw, Butterworth, Barnwell, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Capone for O’Shea(HT), Hackett for Underwood(HT).

                                Morecambe goals 10, 44, 88.

 

Tue 25.11  Home  Kettering Town                Won  1-0    Collins(43)                            3866

                                Smith, Hackett, Cramman, Bradshaw, Branston, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Butterworth, Barnwell, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Rodwell for Kelly(HT), Capone for Underwood(HT).

 

Sat 29.11   Home  Hayes                          Lost 1-3      og(Pye87)                             2158

                                Smith, Cotterell, Cramman, Bradshaw, Branston, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Butterworth, West, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Rawle for Cotterell(45), Capone for Hackett(58), Chapman for Branston(84).

                                Hayes goals 5, 37, 78.

 

Sat  6.12   Away   Northwich Victoria            Won  4-2    og(Tait16), Capone(54), Collins(70/88)  932

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Branston, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, West, Collins, Hackett

                                Subs used: Nil

                                Northwich goals 58, 89.

 

 

 

 

Sat 13.12   Home  Dover Athletic                 Won  4-1    Collins(29/83), West(31/65)         2284

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Branston, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, West, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Hamsher for Hackett(61), Kelly for Mison(87), Ndekwe for Collins(87).

                                Dover goal 75.

 

Sat 20.12   Away   Hayes                          Won  2-1    Collins(43), Hackett(55)             679

                                Smith, Wooding, Hamsher, Mison, Bradshaw, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, West, Collins, Hackett

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Hayes goal 29.

 

Fri 26.12   Home  Stevenage Borough             Won  2-0    West(67), Capone(90)                3527

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Hamsher, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, West, Collins, Hackett

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Thu  1.1    Away   Stevenage Borough             Lost 1-2      Collins(7)                             3107

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Hamsher, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, West, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Rawle for Capone(79), Branston for Hackett(79).

                                Stevenage goals 59, 62.

 

Sat 17.1    Home  Southport                      Won  1-0    Collins(43)                            2477

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Cramman, Hamsher, Whyte,

                                Hackett, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Capone for Hackett(HT).

 

Sat 24.1    Away   Dover Athletic                 Won  3-0    Underwood(23), Alford(37/85)      1280

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, West, Alford, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Capone for Underwood(89), Cooper for West(90).

 

Sat  7.2    Home  Halifax Town                  Won  4-0    Collins(1/59), Butterworth(32),

                                                                     Underwood(66)                       3675

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Cooper for Mison(63), Smith for West(79), Capone for Collins(87).

 

Sat 14.2    Away   Gateshead                      Lost 1-2      Collins(12)                            616

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, Smith, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Cooper for Mison(63), Foster for Smith(63), Capone for Hamsher(75).

                                Gateshead goals 48, 90.

 

Sat 21.2    Away   Kettering Town                Won  4-0    Mison(19), Underwood(42),

                                                                     West(57/87)                         4016

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Cooper, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Hackett for Underwood(71), Foster for West(87).

 

Sat 28.2    Home  Stalybridge Celtic             Won  3-0    Mison(27), Collins(44), Foster(82)   2470

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Foster for West(HT), Hamsher for Capone(87), Cooper for Mison(87).

 

Sat  7.3    Home  Cheltenham Town              Won  4-1    Cramman(33p), Collins(65),

                                                                     Foster(83), Cooper(87)               3857

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Cooper, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Hamsher for Butterworth(81), Rodwell for Whyte(90).

                                Cheltenham goal 81.

 

 

Sat 14.3    Away   Woking                         Won  2-0    Mison(5), Foster(90)                 3930

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, Foster, Mehew, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Hamsher for Capone(59), Rawle for Mehew(79).

 

Sat 21.3    Away   Halifax Town                  Lost 0-2      –                                      3951

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, West, Foster, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Mehew for West(49), Capone for Mison(72), Rawle for Mehew(75).

                                Halifax goals 72, 85.

 

Mon 23.3   Away   Hednesford Town              Won  1-0    Hamsher(13)                          1342

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Mehew for Foster(72).

 

Sat 28.3    Home  Morecambe                     Drew 3-3     Collins(10/15), Underwood(35)      2758

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Mehew for Foster(61), Hackett for Underwood(70), Hamsher for Capone(76).

                                Morecambe goals 36, 38, 70.

 

Sat  4.4    Away   Telford Utd                   Lost 2-4      Collins(72), Cooper(85)               893

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Cooper, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, Mehew, Collins, Hamsher.

                                Subs used: Hackett for Hamsher(HT), Foster for Mehew(HT), Rodwell for Capone(75).

                                Telford goals 16, 18, 60, 84.

 

Mon 13.4   Away   Stalybridge Celtic             Won  4-2    Collins(36/69/80), Cooper(47)       952

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Underwood for Hackett(75).

                                Stalybridge goals 21, 90.

 

Sat 18.4    Home  Leek Town                     Lost 0-1      –                                      2064

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Rodwell, Foster, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Mehew for Foster(HT), Kelly for Rodwell(HT), Rawle for Hackett(80).

                                Leek goal 28.

 

Tue 21.4    Home  Yeovil Town                    Drew 2-2     Collins(10), Mehew(40)               1784

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Cooper, Mehew, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Kelly for Capone(67).

                                Yeovil goals 53, 62.

 

Sat 25.4    Away   Hereford Utd                  Drew 1-1     Collins(86)                            3055

                                Smith, Wooding, Rodwell, Hamsher, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Cooper, Mehew, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Capone for Cooper(HT), West for Mehew(HT), Foster for Hackett(65).

                                Hereford goal 3.

 

Tue 28.4    Home  Welling Utd                    Lost 0-1      –                                      1459

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Mehew, Cooper, West, Collins, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Capone for Mehew(81).

                                Welling goal 89.

 

Sat  2.5    Home  Telford Utd                   Won  3-2    Collins(37/72p), West(71)           2197

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Capone, Kelly, West, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Cooper for Kelly(56), Mehew for Hackett(57).

                                Telford goals 4, 64.

 

Total           ( played 42, won 23, drew  5, lost 14  –  goals 79 / 57  =  74pts –  4th )

FA Cup

 

Sat 25.10   Home  Boreham Wood (4Q)           Drew 1-1     Butterworth(18)                      2107

                                Smith, Wooding, Cramman, Mison, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Rawle for Foster(67), Capone for Cramman(74).

                                Boreham goal 54.

 

Tue 28.10  Away   Boreham Wood (4Qr)          Lost 0-1AET –                                      704

                                Smith, Wooding, Cramman, Mison, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Kelly, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Capone for Butterworth(95), Hackett for Wooding(105),

                                           Rawle for Foster(108).

                                Boreham goal 116.

 

 

 

FA Trophy

 

Sat 10.1    Home  Farnborough Town (1)         Won  3-2    Cramman(28), Collins(83/89)         2154

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Cramman, Hamsher, Whyte,

                                Capone, Butterworth, Alford, Collins, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Underwood for Capone(68).

                                Farnborough goals 27, 82.

 

Sat 31.1    Away   Cheltenham Town (2)          Lost 1-3      Collins(86)                            2058

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, Alford, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Capone for Hamsher(60), Cooper for Alford(60),

                                           Ndekwe for Mison(72).

                                Cheltenham goals 20, 21, 70.

 

 

Spalding Cup

 

Tue  7.10   Away   Hayes (1)                      Lost 0-2      –                                      438

                                Watts, Peaks, Cramman, Mison, Fuff, Whyte,

                                Hackett, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Hamsher for Mison(17), Wooding for Hamsher(40), Rawle for Collins(HT).

                                Hayes goals 17, 26.

 

 

Northants Hillier Senior Cup

 

Tue 18.11  Away   Brackley (2)                    Won  3-1    Collins(18/45/90)                    235

                                Watts, Wooding, Capone, Mison, Branston, Fuff,

                                Rodwell, Talbot, Furnell, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Ndekwe for Furnell(65), Hamsher for Talbot(72).

                                Brackley goal 38.

 

Tue 27.1    Home  Raunds Town (SF)             Lost 0-1      –                                      868

                                Watts, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Cramman, Rodwell,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, Alford, Cooper, Hackett.

                                Subs used: Capone for Butterworth(HT), O’Shea for Bradshaw(53), Ndekwe for Mison(77).

                                Raunds goal 89.

 

 

Rushden & Diamonds 3 Telford United 2

Match Report courtesy of Unofficial Rushden & Diamonds Website (1997-2001)

Vauxhall Conference

02.05.98 – Nene Park (Attendance: 2197)

Diamonds Team…Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Cramman, Whyte, Capone, Kelly, Collins, West, Hackett Subs: Rodwell, Mehew, Rodwell.

Goal scorers and time of goals: RDFC : Collins (2) and West

Webmaster Diamonds Man of the Match : Darren Collins

Match Report :

At last a win for the Diamonds at home, but for 60 minutes of this game it looked as though Telford were going to take all 3 points. This was a match that Telford needed to win to avoid relegation, and all that was at stake for Diamonds was pride. When Telford went ahead after just a few minutes the worst was feared, and it was Telford who played the better football. With a strong wind in their faces Diamonds had trouble clearing their own half, and the Diamonds defence looked particularly shaky. When news that Hayes were beating Leek filtered to the Telford supporters they erupted in glee but it was to be short lived as Darren Collins pulled Diamonds level. In fairness to Telford they never sat back, and were always prepared to play football. The first half probably belonged to Telford and they could feel aggrieved to go in level.

The second half Diamonds had the wind behind them and they started to play better football. With Bradshaw and Whyte looking fairly solid in the middle, and Wooding and Cramman forcing the defence back on the flanks chances were bound to come if the pressure could continue to be exerted.But it was another defensive error that allowed Telford to go into the lead again, as a mix-up with Whyte allowed Telford to get to the byline, a scramble in the goalmouth and Ges Murphy blasted into the roof of the net. But Diamonds fought back immediately and a headed goal from West and a penalty from Collins secured all the points for Diamonds. After they took the lead Diamonds never looked like allowing Telford into the match. Collins should have overtaken Horsfield as the Conference number one goalscorer but wasted at least five good chances. Other notable performances came from Julian Capone in the second half and John Hamsher who covered every blade of the grass, and at times was Diamonds most forward player. He must learn not to give the ball away quite so often, but he looks good for the future.

So the season finishes on a high note for Diamonds but a sorry note for Telford, who now drop out of the Conference. Their fans were superb today, coming in fancy dress and creating a bit of a carnival atmosphere. They applauded their team off at the end and sang throughout the game. Diamonds finish in fourth place, and at the start of the season probably would not have expected to finish on these dizzy heights.On reflection it has been a topsy turvy season, with great performances against Halifax and Cheltenham, and lows against Slough, Leek and Hayes. Brian has brought in some great players, Smith and Bradshaw spring to mind, and some players who have yet to prove they are up to the task, ie Foster, Mehew and Mison. Brendan Hackett has now played his last game for the Diamonds and so the building of a team to take the Conference title next season will continue. What Diamonds have lacked all season is consistency, and that will be needed if the squad is to progress. Halifax deserve their promotion and are to be congratulated. We all wish them success in the Football League, and hopefully we will see them shortly. Congrats also to the De Banke choir who have sang their way through the season, and I am sure that I heard some cheering and singing from the far end of the South Stand today.

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