Rushden & Diamonds Summary 2000/01

 

 

2000 / 2001        Nationwide Conference

 

Sat 19.8    Home  Chester City                   Won  2-0    Darby(47), Jackson(90)              3966

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Mon 21.8   Away   Hednesford Town              Won  3-2    Jackson(22), Darby(35), Burgess(71) 1516

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Setchell for Burgess(86).

                                Hednesford goals 27, 90.

 

Sat 26.8    Away   Dagenham & Redbridge        Won  2-0    Burgess(10), Darby(41)              1686

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Setchell for Underwood(87), Sigere for Darby(90).

 

Mon 28.8   Home  Southport                      Won  4-0    Darby(12), Jackson(20), Burgess(61),

                                                                     Brady(67)                             3574

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Setchell for Underwood(78), Sigere for Darby(79).

 

Sat  2.9    Away   Telford United                Won  2-1    Brady(48), Darby(81)                1510

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Jackson(77).

                                Telford goal 29.

 

Tue  5.9    Home  Stevenage Borough             Drew 2-2     Burgess(29), Jackson(48)            4048

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Stevenage goals 19, 90.

 

Sat  9.9    Home  Forest Green Rovers           Drew 0-0                                           3352

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Darby(72), Setchell for Underwood(83).

 

Tue 12.9    Away   Scarborough                   Won  3-0    Warburton(10), Town(70), Jackson(78) 1107

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Sigere, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Town for Sigere(69), Mills for Carey (76), Setchell for Burgess(85).

 

Sat 16.9    Away   Woking                         Won  4-1    Darby(9/47), Brady(34), Jackson(88p) 2101

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Darby(84), Mills for Carey (87), Setchell for Underwood(89).

                                Woking goal 77.

 

Sat 23.9    Home  Kettering Town                Drew 1-1     Jackson(64)                          4627

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Jackson(90).

                                Kettering goal 7.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tue 26.9    Home  Dagenham & Redbridge        Won  2-1    Burgess(9), Darby(67p)               3069

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Dagenham goal 16.

 

Sat 30.9    Away   Kingstonian                     Won  4-2    Darby(24), Brady(29/84), Jackson(75) 1363

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Peters for Rodwell(90).

                                Kingstonian goals 50, 77.

 

Tue  3.10   Away   Leigh RMI                     Lost 0-1                                            1405

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Mills for Carey(75), Sigere for Burgess(75).

                                Leigh goal 69.

 

Sun  8.10   Home  Boston Utd                     Drew 0-0                                           4570

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Collins for Burgess(85).

 

Sat 14.10   Home  Hereford Utd                  Won  1-0    Jackson(55)                          4188

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Sat 21.10   Away   Morecambe                     Lost 1-2      Sigere(54)                            1816

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Darby(21), Underwood for Setchell(46), Wormull for Burgess(75).

                                Morecambe goals 27, 38.

 

Tue 31.10  Home  Hayes                          Won  4-0    Jackson(13), Wormull(20),

                                                                     Sigere(29/71)                        2568

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Wormull, Jackson, Sigere, Setchell.

                                Subs used: Burgess for Underwood(71), Town for Jackson(76), Peters for Warburton(80).

 

Sat  4.11   Home  Yeovil Town                    Lost 1-2      Jackson(71)                          5283

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Wormull, Jackson, Darby, Setchell.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Darby(42), Brady for Wormull(66), Burgess for Setchell(87).

                                Yeovil goals 42, 84.

 

Sat 11.11   Away   Doncaster Rovers              Lost 2-3      Underwood(28), Brady(90)           3538

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Rodwell, Peters,

                                Butterworth, Wormull, Jackson, Sigere, Setchell.

                                Subs used: Naylor for Wormull(15), Brady for Sigere(49), Burgess for Setchell(49).

                                Doncaster goals 16p, 32, 45.

 

Sat  2.12   Away   Dover Athletic                 Lost 1-4      Underwood(53p)                      1407

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Town, Peters.

                                Subs used: Sale for Town(60), Iga for Warburton(70), Mills for Butterworth(75).

                                Dover goals 29, 45, 82, 87.

 

Sat  9.12   Away   Hayes                          Won  3-0    Jackson(24), Underwood(74p),

                                                                     Setchell(88)                          1844

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Brady, Carey, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Setchell for Darby(68).

 

 

Sat 16.12   Home  Hednesford Town              Won  5-1    Brady(16), Sigere(48/58),

                                                                     Darby(69/75)                         2906

                                Rogers, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Rodwell, Peters,

                                Carey, Brady, Sigere, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Bradshaw for Rodwell(78), Setchell for Darby(78), Butterworth for Sigere(83).

                                Hednesford goal 60.

 

Tue 26.12  Away   Nuneaton Borough             Drew 1-1     Jackson(60)                          2614

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Setchell for Darby(86).

                                Nuneaton goal 88.

 

Mon  1.1    Home  Nuneaton Borough             Won  2-1    Brady(28), Darby(84)                4080

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Nuneaton goal 50.

 

Sat  6.1    Away   Southport                      Won  3-1    Jackson(13/86), Burgess(55)        2255

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Southport goal 16.

 

Sat 27.1    Away   Stevenage                      Won  2-0    Darby(5/30)                          3327

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Setchell.

                                Subs used: Essandoh for Darby(80).

 

Sat 10.2    Away   Forest Green Rovers           Drew 0-0                                           1144

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

Sat 17.2    Home  Scarborough                   Won  1-0    Burgess(72)                           3553

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Wormull for Brady(64), Setchell for Underwood(76), Essandoh for Darby(82).

 

Tue 20.2    Home  Northwich Victoria            Won  2-1    Darby(22), Jackson(37)              2820

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Northwich goal 25.

 

Sat  3.3    Home  Woking                         Won  2-0    Darby(46), Carey(65)                3680

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sale for Jackson(88).

 

Sat 10.3    Away   Boston United                  Drew 1-1     Jackson(61)                          3434

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Boston goal 87.

 

Tue 13.3    Away   Kettering Town                Won  2-0    Darby(56p/77)                        4750

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Nil.

 

 

 

 

Sat 17.3    Home  Kingstonian                     Won  2-1    Darby(18/73p)                        3842

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Jackson(78).

                                Kingstonian goal 9.

 

Sun 25.3    Away   Northwich Victoria            Drew 0-0                                           2016

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Mills for Carey(69), Sigere for Jackson(75).

 

Sat 31.3    Home  Leigh RMI                     Drew 1-1     Sigere(34)                            3882

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Sigere, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Wormull for Sigere(66).

                                Leigh goal 47.

 

Sat  7.4    Home  Morecambe                     Won  4-1    Darby(22/37p/54), Brady(63)       3778

                                Turley, Mustafa, Gray, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Mills for Carey(64), Sigere for Jackson(78), Rodwell for Warburton(85).

                                Morecambe goal 58.

 

Sat 14.4    Away   Hereford United               Lost 1-3      og(James61)                          2008

                                Turley, Solkhon, Gray, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Mills for Carey(HT), Wormull for Solkhon(HT), Sigere for Burgess(80).

                                Hereford goals 6, 33, 38.

 

Mon 16.4   Home  Doncaster Rovers              Drew 0-0                                           4036

                                Turley, Mustafa, Gray, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Mills for Carey(79).

 

Sat 21.4    Away   Yeovil Town                    Drew 0-0                                           8868

                                Turley, Mustafa, Gray, Mills, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Rodwell for Warburton(83), Underwood for Darby(86).

 

Tue 24.4    Home  Telford United                Won  3-0    Jackson(45), Brady(52),

                                                                     Butterworth(72)                      4107

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Peters, Rodwell,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Gray for Underwood(80), Sigere for Jackson(85), Wormull for Darby(85).

 

Sat 28.4    Home  Dover Athletic                 Won  2-1    Darby(18), Peters(38)                5482

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Peters, Rodwell,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Carey for Mills(71).

                                Dover goal 31.

 

Sat  5.5    Away   Chester City                   Won  2-1    Peters(60), Brady(89)                4040

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Peters, Rodwell,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Sigere for Jackson(77), Mills for Carey(77), Gray for Butterworth(84).

                                Chester goal 58.

 

 

Total           ( played 42, won 25, drew 11, lost 6    goals 78 / 36 = 86pts – Champions / promoted )

 

 

 

 

 

FA Cup

 

Sat 28.10   Home  Grantham Town (4q)           Won  5-4    McElhatton(18/36), Underwood(29p),

                                                                     Jackson(58), Setchell(64)           2685

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, McElhatton, Peters, Warburton,

                                Wormull, Carey, Jackson, Sigere, Setchell.

                                Subs used: Butterworth for Carey(63), Brady for McElhatton(64), Town for Underwood(76).

                                Grantham goals 10, 21, 57, 83.

 

Fri 17.11   Away   Luton Town (1)                Lost 0-1                                            5771

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Peters, Brady, Jackson, Sigere, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Wormull for Mills(83), Setchell for Peters(90).

                                Luton goal 56.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FA Trophy

 

Sat 13.1    Away   Hayes (3)                      Won  1-0    Darby(40)                             750

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Setchell for Burgess(85).

 

Sat  3.2    Away   Marine (4)                     Won  6-0    Darby(21/76), Jackson(60), Burgess(80),

                                                                     Rodwell(90), Essandoh(90)           965

                                Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Essandoh for Jackson(83), Butcher for Butterworth(83), Rodwell for Darby(86).

 

Sat 24.2    Away   Forest Green Rovers (5)       Lost 0-2                                            1018

                                Turley, Mustafa, Setchell, Carey, Peters, Warburton,

                                Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Wormull for Brady(53), Duffy for Butterworth(68), Butcher for Jackson(81).

                                Forest Green goals 25, 33.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nationwide Trophy

 

Tue 24.10  Home  Stevenage (2)                  Won  2-1    Sigere(25), McElhatton(68)          1545

                                Naylor, Hamsher, Underwood, McElhatton, Peters, Bradshaw,

                                Wormull, Carey, Sigere, Collins, Setchell.

                                Subs used: Solkhon for Bradshaw(24), Town for Underwood(62), Talbot for Sigere(82).

                                Stevenage goal 48.

 

Tue 19.12  Away   Kingstonian (3)                 Lost 0-1                                            190

                                Rogers, Mustafa, Stowell, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Carey, Brady, Jackson, Setchell, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Bell for Carey(HT), Talbot for Mills(53), Duffy for Brady(75).

                                Kingstonian goal 11.

 

 

 

LDV Trophy

 

Tue 28.11  Away   Barnet (1)                      Lost 0-2                                            887

                                Naylor, Mustafa, Setchell, Mills, Rodwell, Warburton,

                                Peters, Hamsher, Jackson, Sigere, Burgess.

                                Subs used: Town for Warburton(58), Solkhon for Peters(58), Wormull for Jackson(78).

                                Barnet goals 22, 29.

 

 

 

 

Northants Hillier Senior Cup

 

Wed 21.2   Away   Corby Town (SF)               Won  4-2    Duffy(6), Sale(17), Wormull (50/90p) 154

                                Bertocchi, Solkhon, Talbot, Duffy, Rodwell, Dempster,

                                Wormull, Butcher, Sale, Essandoh, Rowlett.

                                Subs used: Nil.

                                Corby goals 36, 82.

 

Tue 10.4    Home  Kettering Town (F)            Lost 1-3      Sale(78)                              1038

                                Bossu, Butcher. Talbot, Mills, Rodwell, Solkhon,

                                Wormull, Brady. Sale, Sigere, Spooner.

                                Subs used: Rowlett for Brady(26), Duffy for Spooner(60), Bell for Sigere(82).

                                Kettering goals 7, 9, 19.

 

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Chester City 1 Rushden & Diamonds 2

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

5th May 2001 – Deva Stadium (Attendance: 4,040)

Diamonds Scorers: Peters, Brady

Webmaster’s MoM: Butterworth

Match Report by Andrew

It had all started 259 days earlier, coincidentally against their last-day opponents Chester City, and at the Deva Stadium on Saturday, after 3780 minutes of Conference football, Rushden & Diamonds were officially confirmed as champions for the 2000/2001 season after a 2-1 win. They now face the prospect of league football for the first time in the club’s short history, the fulfilment of Max Griggs’ dream when he suggested at the end of the 1991/92 season that Rushden Town and Irthlingborough Diamonds should merge into one club.

Nothing, of course, is certain in football, but it would have taken the most unlikeliest of scoreline combinations for Diamonds to have been denied their moment of destiny. Yeovil Town, their closest rivals for the entire campaign, had finally been undone in dramatic circumstances against Hereford United last Tuesday, and the goal difference of +17 was never going to be altered enough to change the final standings.

On the field, and despite the championship title race being all over bar the shouting, it was soon clear that the home side were not content to roll over and let Diamonds stroll the afternoon’s proceedings. They were sharp in the tackle and Tarkan Mustafa was soon in need of attention from physio Simon Parsell. One of the major reasons that can be given for Diamonds’ success this season is the goals of Justin Jackson and Duane Darby, and it was that partnership which combined to create the first chance of the game, Darby just failing to connect with a low Jackson cross across the face of goal.

The home side quickly responded and there was a nervy moment for Diamonds when they had to clear their lines following a goalmouth scramble. Diamonds thought they had taken the lead on 17 minutes but Jon Brady’s effort was ruled offside by the assistant referee. Two other chances of note came within 60 seconds of each other at the end of the first half. First, Andy Burgess shot from distance and Brown saved easily, and then Mark Beesley’s curling effort was comfortably gathered by Billy Turley although the flag had been raised on the far side.

Chester took the lead just before the hour mark when Craig Gaunt rose unmarked to head home a corner past Turley, but the lead lasted just a minute. Brady floated a free-kick in from the left and Mark Peters rose to direct a deft header just inside the left-hand post. It was the centre-half’s second goal of the season having got off the mark last week against Dover.

Chester thought they had retaken the lead on 73 minutes when an almighty goalmouth scramble saw Diamonds clear their lines although the home side claimed that a shot had gone over the line. Burgess then went close when he skipped past two defenders but couldn’t get his shot on target. But the Champions clinched the win two minutes from time when a 35-yard screamer from Brady beat Brown at his near post.

Off the field, the most enthusiastic celebrations seen among the club’s supporters. They had travelled to the North West in their hundreds, many bedecked in the yellow and black colours worn by their heroes on the historic day, but all displaying some form of visible allegiance. They waved flags, released balloons, sang themselves hoarse…and in years to come will be able to say “I was there.”

In the Deva Stadium Directors’ Box, and then on the pitch when captain Ray Warburton lifted the Conference trophy, Max Griggs looked on, no doubt filled with an enormous sense of pride at a job well done. Without him there would be no Rushden & Diamonds, and it can only be left to speculation as to what the current state of Rushden Town and Irthlingborough Diamonds would be if he hadn’t made the decision he did back in 1991/92. The inscription in his greetings card to the players during the week deserves another mention. A picture of Clint Eastwood on the front, inside the words…”Congratulations. You went ahead and “made my day”, for which I thank you all. Max.”

This season has seen a lot of “days made”. From the flying start in August, through the doom and gloom of November, to the springtime afternoon in lofty Cheshire.

And now there is the prospect of Nationwide League football to look forward to at Nene Park in August. It can’t come quickly enough!

Diamonds: Turley, Mustafa, Underwood, Carey, Peters, Rodwell, Butterworth, Brady, Jackson, Darby, Burgess. Subs: Sigere (for Jackson), Gray (for Butterworth), Mills (for Carey), Wormull, Bossu.

See here for Video Highlights of the game.

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