Kingstonian 1 Rushden & Diamonds 0

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

Variety Club Trophy

19th December 2000 – Kingsmeadow (Attendance: 190)

Match Report by Andrew

Rushden & Diamonds went out of the Nationwide Variety Club Trophy on Tuesday night when they lost 1-0 at Kingstonian.

The competition was never high on Brian Talbot’s list of priorities this season, but nevertheless he was disappointed to go out of the competition. “It was a poor game,” he said. “I think the attendance of 190 summed it up. It seemed there were two teams playing who didn’t want to be involved which I found disappointing. I didn’t play a full team but it was still a strong side. The positives were the performances of Duffy, Bell and Talbot as second half substitutes, and Ray Warburton returned to the team and was as professional as ever.”

The match also enabled Billy Turley to serve the second of a two-match ban and he will now be available for selection for the Boxing Day trip to Nuneaton Borough.

Diamonds Team: Rogers, Mustafa, Stowell, Mills, Peters, Warburton, Carey, Brady, Jackson, Setchell, Burgess. Subs: Duffy (for Setchell 75), Talbot (for Mills 55), Bell (for Carey 45), Solkhan, Iga.

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