Rushden & Diamonds Summary 1998/99

 

 

1998 / 1999        Nationwide Conference

 

Sat 15.8    Away   Forest Green Rovers           Won  2-0    Whyte(35), og(Kilgour49)            1120

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Tue 18.8    Home  Welling Utd                    Won  3-1    Collins(5/39), Foster(86)             2264

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Foster for West(57).

                                Welling goal 56.

 

Sat 22.8    Home  Barrow                         Won  4-0    Brady(30), Mison(49), Foster(61),

                                                                     Underwood(70)                       2259

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Tue 25.8    Away   Kingstonian                     Won  5-1    Foster(12/60/85), Wooding(73),

                                                                     Collins(90)                            2605

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: McElhatton for Mison(89).

                                Kingstonian goal 15.

 

Sat 29.8    Away   Southport                      Won  1-0    Collins(6)                             1860

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: McElhatton for Mison(55), Hanlon for Whyte(72).

 

Mon 31.8   Home  Hayes                          Won  5-0    Collins(25/65), Wooding(71),

                                                                     Foster(80/84)                        3208

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Rodwell,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Archer for Underwood(86).

 

Sat  5.9    Away   Yeovil Town                    Won  1-0    Foster(18)                            2876

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Tue  8.9    Away   Dover Athletic                 Drew 1-1     Foster(26)                            1360

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Dover goal 22.

 

Sat 12.9    Home  Telford Utd                   Lost 2-3      Foster(35), Collins(43)               2909

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: McElhatton for Mison(63).

                                Telford goals 29, 47, 57.

 

Sat 19.9    Away   Doncaster Rovers              Drew 1-1     Foster(53)                            3768

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Doncaster goal 89.

 

 

Tue 22.9       Away    Leek Town                                 Void 1-0          Underwood(18)                                   927

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: ?? (West, Hanlon, Rodwell not known if used)

                                (Match abandoned after 86’ due to fire at adjacent chemical factory)

 

Sat 26.9    Home  Hereford Utd                  Drew 1-1     Collins(38)                            3521

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: West for Foster(73).

                                Hereford goal 31.

 

Sat  3.10   Home  Northwich Victoria            Lost 1-2      West(44)                             2803

                                Smith, Wooding, Rodwell, McElhatton, Wilson, Whyte,

                                Brady, Van de Velden, Foster, West, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Mison for Van de Velden(58), Mehew for Foster(74), Hanlon for Brady(84).

                                Northwich goals 55, 71.

 

Sat 10.10   Away   Farnborough Town             Won  2-1    Rodwell(14), Collins(81)              958

                                Smith, Hamsher, Underwood, Mison, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Hanlon, Butterworth, Mehew, Collins, Archer.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Farnborough goal 83.

 

Sat 24.10   Home  Morecambe                     Won  3-1    Collins(40), Hamsher(80p),

                                                                     Heggs(90)                             2394

                                Smith, Hamsher, Bradshaw, Mison, Rodwell, Brady,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, Heggs, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Archer for Brady(60).

                                Morecambe goal 14.

 

Sat  7.11   Away   Hednesford Town              Drew 1-1     Hanlon(77)                            1387

                                Gayle, Hamsher, Bradshaw, Mison, Rodwell, Brady,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Rawle for West(67), Hanlon for Mison(69).

                                Hednesford goal 57.

 

Sat 28.11   Away   Cheltenham Town              Lost 0-1                                            4051

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Warburton, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Brady for Collins(36), Rawle for West(62), Hanlon for Brady(76).

                                Cheltenham goal 32.

 

Sat 12.12   Away   Telford Utd                   Drew 2-2     De Souza(38), Heggs(64)            867

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Warburton, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, West, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Telford goals 10, 46.

 

Sat 19.12   Home  Farnborough Town             Won  1-0    West(28)                             2481

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Warburton, Heggs,

                                Brady, Butterworth, West, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Mison for Warburton(57).

 

Sat 26.12   Away   Stevenage Borough             Drew 0-0                                           4390

                                Feuer, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Rodwell, Heggs,

                                Brady, Butterworth, West, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Mon 28.12  Home  Woking                         Won  2-0    De Souza(42), Foster(90)            4307

                                Corry, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Rodwell, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, Foster, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

 

Sat  9.1    Away   Barrow                         Won  2-0    Cooper(40) De Souza(87)             2003

                                Feuer, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Rodwell, Heggs,

                                Cooper, Butterworth, Foster, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: West for Foster(75).

 

Sat 23.1    Home  Doncaster Rovers              Lost 1-3      og(Nicol40)                           4507

                                Feuer, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Rodwell, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, Foster, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: West for Foster(52), Brady for Hamsher(60), Cooper for McElhatton(81).

                                Doncaster goals 48, 50, 79.

 

Sat 30.1    Away   Northwich Victoria            Lost 1-2      De Souza(26)                         1802

                                Smith, Wooding, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Wilson,

                                Brady, Butterworth, West, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Hamsher for Bradshaw(11), Heggs for Wilson(HT), Foster for West(70).

                                Northwich goals 4, 56.

 

Tue  2.2    Home  Kidderminster Harriers        Drew 1-1     Foster(8)                             2374

                                Smith, Wooding, Wilson, McElhatton, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, Foster, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Brady for Hamsher(67).

                                Kidderminster goal 61.

 

Sat 13.2    Away   Kidderminster Harriers        Drew 0-0                                           2337

                                Smith, Heggs, Whyte, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Butterworth, De Souza, Collins, Cramman.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Tue 16.2    Away   Welling Utd                    Won  1-0    Collins(20)                            667

                                Smith, Heggs, Whyte, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Sat 20.2    Home  Hednesford Town              Won  1-0    Collins(90)                            3123

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Foster for De Souza(64).

 

Tue 23.2    Home  Southport                      Won  3-1    Foster(13), McElhatton(20)

                                                                     Cooper(35)                            2135

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: De Souza for Foster(84).

                                Southport goal 90.

 

Sat  6.3    Away   Hayes                          Lost 1-2      og(Goodliffe13)                      1302

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Cooper, Butterworth, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Foster for Cooper(67), Hamsher for Underwood(80), Whyte for Warburton(86).

                                Hayes goals 47, 53.

 

Tue  9.3    Home  Stevenage Borough             Won  2-1    Collins(27/42)                        3169

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Cramman.

                                Subs used: Wooding for Rodwell(86).

                                Stevenage goal 56.

 

Sat 13.3    Home  Leek Town                     Won  2-0    McElhatton(57), Collins(60)          2833

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: De Souza for Foster(84), Hamsher for McElhatton(90).

 

 

 

 

Tue 16.3    Home  Dover Athletic                 Drew 2-2     Cooper(5), Heggs(20)                 2744

                                Smith, Heggs, Wooding, McElhatton, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Brady, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: De Souza for Foster(72), Hamsher for Heggs(89).

                                Dover goals 36, 55.

 

Sat 20.3    Away   Morecambe                     Won  3-2    Rodwell(6), Cooper(26), McElhatton(89)

                                Smith, Hamsher, Whyte, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,                                          1099

                                Brady, Cooper, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: De Souza for Foster(67), Butterworth for Hamsher(73).

                                Morecambe goals 46, 67.

 

Tue 23.3    Away   Leek Town                     Won  3-2    De Souza(23), Underwood(61), Wooding(66p)

                                Smith, Heggs, Wooding, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,                                           809

                                Brady, Cooper, West, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Butterworth for Heggs(87).

                                Leek goals 50, 90.

 

Sat 27.3    Away   Kettering Town                Drew 0-0                                           5039

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Brady, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Sat  3.4    Home  Cheltenham Town              Lost 1-2      De Souza(22)                         6312

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Wooding, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Cheltenham goals 89, 90.

 

Mon  5.4    Away   Woking                         Drew 1-1     Foster(71)                            2808

                                Smith, Berry, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Brady, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Heggs for Berry(56), Wooding for Brady(64), Foster for Branston(64).

                                Woking goal 43.

 

Tue 13.4    Home  Yeovil Town                    Lost 1-2      West(90)                             2367

                                Smith, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Brady, Cooper, West, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Wooding for Brady(72), Whyte for Branston(72).

                                Yeovil goals 26, 30.

 

Tue 20.4    Home  Kingstonian                     Drew 0-0                                           1818

                                Collett, Heggs, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Brady, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: De Souza for West(21).

 

Sat 24.4    Away   Hereford Utd                  Lost 2-3      Cooper(45), Collins(87)               2044

                                Collett, Wooding, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Butterworth, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Heggs for De Souza(46), Brady for Butterworth(74).

                                Hereford goals 60, 65, 81.

 

Mon 26.4   Home  Forest Green Rovers           Won  4-0    De Souza(4), Collins(38), Brady(44),

                                                                     Cooper(72),                           1626

                                Collett, Brady, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Butterworth, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Wooding for Underwood(57), Berry for McElhatton(87), Ndekwe for Brady(90).

 

Sat  1.5    Home  Kettering Town                Lost 1-2      McElhatton(20)                       4700

                                Collett, Brady, Bradshaw, McElhatton, Rodwell, Branston,

                                Butterworth, Cooper, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Wooding for Rodwell(72), Ndekwe for Branston(72).

                                Kettering goals 45, 50.

 

Total           ( played 42, won 20, drew 12, lost 10    goals 71 / 42  =  72pts   4th )

FA Cup

 

Sat 17.10   Home  Forest Green Rvrs (3q)        Won  2-0    Mison(19), Collins(30)                2376

                                Smith, Hamsher, Bradshaw, Mison, Rodwell, Archer,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Mon  9.11  Away   Leatherhead (4q)              Drew 1-1     Warburton(90)                       1143

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hanlon, Cramman, Warburton,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, Heggs, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Brady for McElhatton(57), West for Cramman(61), Mison for Hanlon(71).

                                Leatherhead goal 45.

 

Wed 11.11 Home  Leatherhead (4qr)             Won  4-0    Collins(30), West(43), Heggs(48),

                                                                     Brady(54)                             1855

                                Gayle, Hamsher, Bradshaw, Mison, Rodwell, Heggs,

                                Brady, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Cramman for Bradshaw(75), Hanlon for Collins(75), Warburton for Heggs(75).

 

Sat 14.11   Home  Shrewsbury Town (1)          Won  1-0    Underwood(19)                       4121

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Warburton, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Rawle for Collins(63).

 

Sat  5.12   Away   Doncaster Rovers (2)          Drew 0-0                                           5396

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Warburton, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, West, Archer, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Tue 15.12  Home  Doncaster Rovers (2r)         Won  4-2    Hamsher(6p), West(63/84),

                                                                     Brady(68)                             5564

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Warburton, Heggs,

                                Brady, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Mison for Collins(76).

                                Doncaster goals 17, 89.

 

Sat  2.1    Home  Leeds Utd (3)                  Drew 0-0                                           6431

                                Feuer, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Rodwell, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, Foster, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Wed 13.1   Away   Leeds Utd (3r)                 Lost 1-3      Heggs(11)                             39159

                                Feuer, Wooding, Bradshaw, Hamsher, Rodwell, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, Foster, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: West for Foster(46), Brady for Hamsher(76), Whyte for De Souza(88).

                                Leeds goals 22, 51, 67.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FA Trophy

 

Sat 21.11   Home  Bath City (2)                  Won  2-0    og(Bodin7), Brady(66)                1989

                                Gayle, Wooding, Bradshaw, Mison, Warburton, Heggs,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, West, Brady, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Rawle for West(71), Hamsher for Butterworth(79).

 

Mon 25.1   Away   Slough Town (3)               Won  2-1    West(23/73)                         729

                                Feuer, Wooding, Bradshaw, Cooper, Rodwell, Wilson,

                                McElhatton, Butterworth, West, De Souza, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Slough goal 15.

 

Sat  6.2    Away   Woking (4)                     Drew 0-0                                           2788

                                Smith, Wooding, Cramman, McElhatton, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Hamsher, Butterworth, Foster, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: De Souza for Foster(75).

 

Tue  9.2    Home  Woking (4r)                    Lost 1-2      Warburton(1)                         1955

                                Smith, Wooding, Cramman, McElhatton, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Butterworth, West, Collins, Underwood.

                                Subs used: Heggs for West(63), Foster for Wooding(77).

                                Woking goals 43, 54.

 

 

 

Endsleigh Trophy

 

Tue 22.12 Away    Farnborough Town (2)         Lost 1-3      Foster(64)                            313

                                Feuer, Challinor, Wilson, Mison, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                McElhatton, Van de Velden, Foster, Cooper, Archer.

                                Subs used: Ndekwe for Rodwell(63), Mills for Van der Veldon(76), Burgess for Foster(86).

                                Farnborough goals 44, 76, 86p.

 

 

 

Northants Hillier Senior Cup

 

Tue 1.12    Away   Rothwell Town (2)             Won  1-0    Hamsher(21p)                         174

                                Henrikson, McSheffery, Wilson, Hamsher, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Brady, Cooper, Laight, Hanlon, Rawle.

                                Subs used: Foster for Rawle(69), Archer for Brady(77).

 

Tue  2.3    Away   Cogenhoe Utd (SF)            Drew 2-2AET Rodwell(57), Cramman(65)           379

                                Smith, Heggs, Wooding, Van de Velden, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Brady, Hamsher, Foster, De Souza, Cramman.

                                Subs used: Gayle for Smith(HT), West for Foster(58), Capone for De Souza(73).

                                Cogenhoe goals 73, 77.

 

Sat 10.4    Home  Cogenhoe Utd (SFr)           Won  3-1    De Souza(32/41), West(89)         1310

                                Collett, Wooding, Cramman, Hamsher, Capone, Whyte,

                                Brady, Butterworth, De Souza, Foster, Underwood.

                                Subs used: West for Foster(HT), Mills for Capone(78).

                                Cogenhoe goal 72.

 

Sun 18.4    Away   Raunds Town (F)               Won  2-0    West(18), De Souza(83)             823

                                Collett, Wooding, Butterworth, Berry, Rodwell, Whyte,

                                Brady, Cooper, West, Ndekwe, Underwood.

                                Subs used: De Souza for West(HT), Heggs for Berry(56).

                                                                                 Cup Winners

 

 

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Rushden & Diamonds 1 Kettering Town 2

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

1st May 1999 – Nene Park (Attendance: 4700)

Rushden Team: Collett, Brady, Bradshaw, Rodwell, Branson, Cooper, McElhatton, Butterworth, De Souza, Collins, Underwood.

Subs: Wooding, Berry, Ndekwe.

Diamonds Scorers: McElhatton

Webmasters MoM: Bradshaw

Match Report:

With second place in the Conference the possible prize for the winner, this was always going to be a hard fought affair that had to be more open than the last dour encounter at Rockingham Road. And so it proved.

Diamonds for most of the game were far superior to Kettering, especially at the back and midfield. It was upfront and on the wings where we suffered and let Kettering get the better of us. The first half belonged to Diamonds as we played some great football, being rewarded by a superb goal from Macca, 20 yards at least out. The passing looked neat and quick and the crosses in to Collins and De Souza were very good. But once again those few chances that we had were squandered. Kettering hit back right on half time. Underwood headed out a ball for a corner which he could have easily cleared for a throw. The resulting corner was superb and was glanced in to the net. A superbly taken goal but woeful defending really! Diamonds then went in at half time level when they should have been taking a lead into the second half.

It was Kettering who started the second half the better of the two sides, hustling Diamonds at every opportunity. The second goal of Ketterings was however a travesty of justice. So often we had seen Kettering tactics of going in for a challenge with the elbow in the face go un-answered and unseen by the referee. On this occasion a deliberate elbow in the face left Underwood sprawling on the floor. AS Diamonds appealed the referee waved play on only for a speculative shot from 30 yards, not hard, catch Collett out of position and roll into the net. OK I leave myself open for the “blame the referee when you lose” brigade to write in. But too often this season we have seen such appalling Officials and their decisions or lack of them. Its interesting that the F.A.s Official watching the Referee and his linesmen refused to go down and see the Officials after the game, commenting that he thought they had a bad game! From that point on Diamonds huffed and puffed but it was left to the midfielders, Butts and Macca to come closest to getting Diamonds the equaliser that they deserved.

It did not come and Kettering won the game. The front men of Kettering played well enough, better than our front two. Their tactics were dubious to say the least but you have to expect that of the Poppies and be able to raise your footballing game to over come it. We are simply not good enough – yet! We have the nucleus of a very good team but it needs three or four new players, and the introduction of a few faces who are currently either out of favour or injured. The Championship was not lost against Cheltenham, or the runners-up spot lost today, they were lost against Northwich, Telford, Doncaster, Yeovil, and other home games where we dropped mega points – most games when we were actually at one point leading. We need to get a few more players with fire in their bellies like Brads and Macca.  We desperately need strikers who can perform consistently well. We need Transit in midfield – he is being wasted in the reserves and past differences and personality conflicts must be put aside.

Personally, after the disappointment of the Cheltenham game this defeat just does not compare, and pales into insignificance. I am happy to have got it out of the way against Kettering when it means so little other than a bit of personal pride. Rather today than next season when there could be more at stake. Let the Poppies rejoice in their moment of glory, no-one remembers second place or fifth place once the dust settles. We have learnt a lot from this seasons campaign and will move on from here in our quest for the Third Division, unfortunately for the Poppies now there is only one way to go – down

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