Yannick Bolasie

Yannick Bolasie

Born 24 May 1989 (Age 19 at debut)

Position: Midfielder

(Diamonds player #310)

Total appearances 10

(7 League, 3 FA Trophy)

Debut:

22 November 2008 (Home Eastbourne Borough)

Final game:

10 January 2009 (Away Torquay United)

Yannick was born in Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, and his family moved to England when he was seven months old. His father had played international football for the Democratic Republic of Congo and his cousin is former Newcastle and Portsmouth player Lomano LuaLua. He was brought up in London, but his football career began at the age of 16 with Diamonds youth set up. He only spent around four months with Diamonds before moving to Hillingdon Borough and then to Maltese side Floriana in the summer of 2007. He returned to the UK, and had a successful trial with Plymouth Argyle signing a two year contract despite offers from Austrian side Sturm Graz and German club Hoffenheim.

Yannick joined Diamonds on 21st November 2008 on loan from Plymouth until January 2009 and he made his Diamonds debut in the 2-0 win over Eastbourne Borough the following day. His loan period was extended for a further month at the start of January 2009 but he returned to Plymouth on 22nd January.

Yannick Bolasie slides in to tackle Scott Laird

He immediately went out on loan again, this time to Barnet where he remained until the end of the season. He returned to Barnet at the start of the 2009/2010 season for a half season loan, returning to Plymouth Argyle on 8 January 2010. On 6 June 2011, he was transferred to Championship side Bristol City for an undisclosed fee. After just 1 goal in 25 games during the season, mainly as a substitute, Yannick handed in a transfer request and joined Championship side Crystal Palace for an undisclosed fee on 24 August 2012 on a three year deal. He helped the Eagles to gain promotion to the Premier League in 2014. He moved to Everton early in the 2016-17 season but picked up a serious injury three months later. He returned at the end of the 2017-18 season, but was then allowed to go on a season long loan with Aston Villa in the Championship for the 2018-19 season. His Wikipedia page is here.

Appearances

2008/2009 – squad number 32

Conf

22.11.08

Eastbourne B(H)

Conf

29.11.08

Altrincham (A)

Conf

6.12.08

Barrow (H)

Conf

9.12.08

Woking (A)

FAT1

13.12.08

Newport Co (A)

FAT1r

16.12.08

Newport Co (H)

as sub

Conf

20.12.08

Northwich Vic (H)

as sub

Conf

26.12.08

Stevenage B (A)

as sub

Conf

1.1.09

Stevenage B (H)

FAT2

10.1.09

Torquay Utd (A)

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Continuing Playing Careers For Ex-Diamonds Players

The following table has an approximate list of those players still appearing to play football for an organised team in an organised league as of October 2018. Other players may still be playing without their names being featured in match reports or team line-ups in the past 12 months, and some of the list below may have recently retired from the game, or moved clubs after making a recent appearance for the team shown.

ID Player Team (Oct 2018) Current League Step Age
216 Lee Tomlin Cardiff Premiership 1 29
220 John Ruddy (GK) Wolves Premiership 1 32
310 Yannick Bolasie Aston Villa Championship 2 29
363 Ryan Leonard Millwall Championship 2 26
204 Billy Sharp Sheffield United Championship 2 32
327 Mark Byrne Gillingham League 1 3 29
206 Scott Shearer (GK) Oxford United League 1 3 37
368 Paris Cowan-Hall Wycombe Wanderers League 1 3 28
361 Luke Prosser Colchester United League 2 4 30
259 Michael Bostwick Lincoln League 2 4 30
300 Joe Day (GK) Newport County League 2 4 28
214 Chris O’Grady Oldham Athletic League 2 4 32
242 Callum Reynolds Barnet Conference 5 28
275 Ben Nunn Dagenham & Redbridge Conference 5 28
332 Sean Shields Ebbsfleet United Conference 5 26
190 Lee Worgan (GK) Maidstone United Conference 5 34
325 Max Porter Chelmsford City Conference South 6 31
254 Tom Bonner Dartford Conference South 6 30
176 Magnus Okuonghae Dulwich Hamlet Conference South 6 32
286 Michael Corcoran Hampton & Richmond Conference South 6 30
315 Simon Downer Hampton & Richmond Conference South 6 37
233 Glenn Wilson Wealdstone Conference South 6 32
335 Danny Mills Welling United Conference South 6 27
344 Lewwis Spence AFC Hornchurch Isthmian Premier 7 30
346 Matt Johnson Enfield Town Isthmian Premier 7 29
348 Nathan Koranteng Harlow Town Isthmian Premier 7 26
240 Ugo Udoji Kingstonian Isthmian Premier 7 29
322 James Reid Basford United Northern Premier 7 28
142 Robert Duffy Basford United Northern Premier 7 35
170 Owen Story Barwell Southern Premier Central 7 34
221 Danny Crane (GK) Bedworth United Southern Premier Central 7 34
255 Mark Albrighton Bedworth United Southern Premier Central 7 42
364 Jake Woolley Coalville Town Southern Premier Central 7 25
321 Aaron O’Connor Kettering Town Southern Premier Central 7 35
137 Brett Solkhon Kettering Town Southern Premier Central 7 36
179 Marcus Kelly Kettering Town Southern Premier Central 7 32
359 Michael Gash Kings Lynn Town Southern Premier Central 7 32
309 Nabil Shariff St Neots Town Southern Premier Central 7 26
358 Lewis Wilson Stratford Town Southern Premier Central 7 25
336 Jefferson Louis Chesham United Southern Premier South 7 39
278 Craig McAllister Gosport Borough Southern Premier South 7 38
342 Rene Howe Kings Langley Southern Premier South 7 32
223 Tony Stokes Brentwood Town Isthmian League North 8 31
337 Jack Ainsley Felixstowe & Walton United Isthmian League North 8 28
320 Jamie Stuart Grays Athletic Isthmian League North 8 42
282 Sam Page Chipstead Isthmian League South Central 8 30
352 Joe Keehan Horsham Isthmian League South East 8 31
341 Donovan Simmonds Thamesmead Town Isthmian League South East 8 30
227 Tyrone Berry Three Bridges Isthmian League South East 8 31
365 Jerry Nash AFC Mansfield Northern Premier Div One East 8 24
253 Jimmy Ghaichem AFC Mansfield Northern Premier Div One East 8 34
112 Jon Challinor Stamford Northern Premier Div One East 8 37
356 Aaron King Aylesbury Southern Division One Central 8 25
200 Gary Mulligan Corby Town Southern Division One Central 8 33
276 Lewis Hilliard Peterborough Sports Southern Division One Central 8 28
354 Max York Histon Eastern Counties League Premier Division 9 26
319 Nicky McNamara Barton Town Northern Counties East League Premier Division 9 29
246 Jake Beecroft Tunbridge Wells Southern Counties East League Premier Division 9 29
219 Lawrence Lambley Deeping Rangers United Counties Premier 9 29
281 Aynsley McDonald Wellingborough Town United Counties Premier 9 26
353 Jake Gillingwater Wellingborough Town United Counties Premier 9 25
226 Peter Castle Sholing Wessex League Premier Division 9 31
357 Callum Earls Leicester Road Midland Football League Division One 10 25
293 Lee Phillips Saltash United South West Peninsula League Premier Division 10 38
141 David Bell Irchester United United Counties Division One 10 34
308 Joe Wilcox Goole AFC Local League 11 29
343 Alan Power Kilmarnock Scottish Premier League 30
188 Simeon Jackson St Mirren Scottish Premier League 31
185 Kevin Braniff Portadown Northern Irish League 35
277 Sam Smith South Melbourne FC Australian League 28
288 Mikkel Andersen FC Midtjylland Danish League 39

 

The following players were with clubs within the past two seasons, but do not appear to still be with these clubs, and have not been traced otherwise. They may still be playing the game elsewhere.

ID Player Last Known Date Last Known Club Age
333 Dan Easlea 2016 Brantham Athletic 27
284 Andy Gooding 2016 Rugby Town 30
347 Dominic Green 2016 Bishop’s Stortford 29
279 Lee Hales 2016 Erith & Belvedere 29
340 Justin Miller 2016 Bury Town 37
326 Matt Pattison 2016 Met Police 34
272 Michael Malcolm 2017 Hanwell Town 33
205 Neil McCafferty 2017 Warrenpoint Town 34
296 Dean McDonald 2017 Merstham 32
113 Gary Mills 2017 Corby Town 37
197 Jon Stead 2017 Yaxley 30
318 Chris Arthur 2018 Kingstonian 28
218 Ashlee Jones (GK) 2018 East Thurrock United 31
305 Brendan Moloney 2018 Northampton Town 29
237 Michael Rankine 2018 York City 33
360 Ollie Thorne 2018 Bedford Town 28

RDFC Players–Snapshot in 2015

The list below summarises the status of ex-R&DFC players during the 2014-15 Season.

Managers

 

League One

Mark Cooper                            (manager Swindon Town)

Conference (1)

Kevin Wilkin                            (manager Wrexham)

Gary Mills                              (assistant manager Wrexham)

Darren Caskey                          (asst manager Gateshead)

 

Conference North (2)

Jon Brady                              (manager Brackley Town)

Darren Collins                          (asst manager Brackley Town)

Marcus Bignot                          (manager Solihull Moors)

Southern Premier (3)

Adrian Foster                          (manager Frome Town)

NPL Premier (3)

Gary Setchell                         (manager King’s Lynn Town)

NPL Division One South (4)

Curtis Woodhouse                     (manager Goole AFC)

 

UCL Premier (5)

Andy Peaks                     (manager AFC Rushden & Diamonds)

UCL Division One (6)

Chris Plummer                   (manager Peterborough Sports)

Aidy Mann                      (manager Rushden & Higham United)

Cambridgeshire  Premier (7)

Steve Holden                          (manager Great Shelford)

Eastern Counties Division One (6)

Stuart Wardley              (Joint manager Saffron Walden Town)

North West Counties Premier (5)

Craig Dove                           (asst manager Alsager Town)

North West Counties Division One (6)

Andy Burgess                          (manager Barnton)

West Midlands Premier (6)

Duane Darby                           (manager Cradkley Town)

 

Northern Alliance Premier (7)

Trevor Benjamin      (player/asst manager Seaton Delaval Amateurs)

 

Belgian Promotion D

Danny Williams           (player/manager Royal Racing FC Montegnee)

 

Players

Premier League

Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace).

 

Championship

Chris O’Grady (Brighton & Hove Albion); Billy Sharp (Leeds United); Lee Tomlin (Middlesborough); John Ruddy (Norwich City).

 

League One

Caleb Folan (Bradford City); Magnus Okuonghae (Colchester United); Simeon Jackson (Coventry City); Jamie Ashdown (Crawley Town); Scott Shearer (Crewe Alexandra); Michael Bostwick, Joe Day (Peterborough United); Brendan Moloney (Yeovil Town).

          

League Two

Chris Arthur (AFC Wimbledon); Tom Bonner (Cambridge United); Sean Shields (Dagenham & Redbridge); Dean Howell (Fleetwood Town); John Dempster, Alan Marriott (Mansfield Town); Mark Byrne, Joe Day-loan from Peterborough Utd; Rene Howe, Aaron O’Connor, Max Porter (Newport County); Ryan Leonard, Luke Prosser (Southend United); Jon Ashton, Chris Beardsley (Stevenage); Paris Cowan-Hall (Wycombe Wanderers).

 

 

Conference

Sam Smith (AFC Telford); Glenn Wilson (Aldershot Town); Tom Shaw (Alfreton Town); Marcus Kelly, Eddie Oshodi (Forest Green Rovers); Michael Rankine Gateshead); Jon Challinor (FC Halifax Town); Michael Gash (Kidderminster Harriers); Alan Power (Lincoln City); Greg Pearson (Nuneaton Town); Chris Arthur-loan from AFC Wimbledon (Woking); Gary Mills (Wrexham).

 

 

Conference North

Ryan Semple (Boston United); Michael Corcoran, Sam Smith-loan from AFC Telford (Brackley Town); Nicky McNamara (Bradford PA); Martin Foster (Harrogate Town); Danny Crane, Marvin Robinson (Hednesford Town); Daniel Broadbent (Hyde); Jack Ainsley, Ashlee Jones, Jefferson Louis (Lowestoft Town); Jamie Cook, Lewis Wilson (Oxford City); Dominic Langdon, Owen Story (Solihull Moors); Conal Platt (Stalybridge Celtic); Donovan Simmonds (Tamworth).

Conference South

Ryan Charles (Bishop’s Stortford); Justin Cochrane, Ben Nunn, Callum Reynolds, Donovan Simmonds (Boreham Wood); Ashley Nicholls (Bromley); Nicky Eyre, Justin Miller, Danny Webb (Chelmsford City); Kurt Robinson, Tony Stokes (Concord Rangers); Ronnie Bull (Eastbourne Borough); Craig McAllister (Eastliegh); Michael Corcoran, Dominic Green, Shane Huke, Matt Johnson (Ebbsfleet United); Cliff Akurang (Hayes & Yeading United); Danny Talbot, Ollie Thorne (Hemel Hempstead Town); Simon Downer (Maidstone United); Sean Shields-loan from Dagenham & Redbridge (St.Albans City); Michael Malcolm (Wealdstone); Clayton Fortune (Weston-super-Mare); Danny Mills, Jamie Young (Whitehawk).

 

 

Southern League Premier

David Perpetuini (Arlesey Town); Ellis Laight (Bideford AFC); Lee Phillips (Chippenham Town); Gary Mulligan (Dunstable Town); Stuart Douglas (Poole Town); Lewis Hilliard, Ollie Thorne-loan from Hemel Hempstead Town, Max York (St.Neots Town); Simon Evans, Tim Sills (Weymouth).

Southern Division One Central

Aaron King, Jerry Nash (Bedford Town); Andy Gooding, Brett Solkhon, Lewis Wilson-loan from Oxford City (Kettering Town); Alex Bolt (Potters Bar Town); Paul Bastock (Royston Town); Jon Stead (St.Ives Town).

Southern Division One South & West

Jamie Cook (North Leigh); Peter Castle (Sholing).

 

 

Isthmian Premier

Neil Cousins (Enfield Town); Tarkan Mustafa (Canvey Island); Dean McDonald (Dulwich Hamlet); Justyn Roberts (Hampton & Richmond Borough); Rob Wolleaston (Harrow Borough); Tyrone Berry, Sam Page (Kingstonian); Lee Worgan (Maidstone United); Jamie Stuart (Margate); Ricardo Joseph, Matt Pattison (Metropolitan Police).

Isthmian Division One North

Lee Hales, Jean-Michel Sigere (Chatham Town); Bobby Aisien (Cheshunt); Ugo Udoji (Cray Wanderers); George Artemi (Great Wakering Rovers); Bertrand Bossu (Harlow Town); Nathan Koranteng (Maldon & Tiptree); Scott Mitchell (AFC Sudbury); Lewwis Spence (Thurrock).

Isthmian Division One South

Joe Keehan (Burgess Hill Town); Simon Wormull (Three Bridges); Peter Hawkins (Whitstable Town).

 

 

Northern Premier Premier

Jack Higgins (Ashton United); David Pearson (Barwell); Joe Wilcox (Frickley Athletic); Rob Duffy, James Reid (Ilkeston); David Bell (King’s Lynn Town); Nabil Shariff (Stamford AFC); Craig Farrell (Whitby Town)

Northern Premier Division One North

John Grant (Droylsden).

Northern Premier Division One South

Mark Albrighton (Bedworth United); Simon Brown (Chasetown); Jake Woolley (Coalville Town); Ishmale Reid (Leek Town); Jimmy Ghaichem (Scarborough Athletic); Gareth Jelleyman (Spalding United).

UCL Premier

Lawrence Lambley (Boston Town); Luke Kennedy (Huntingdon Town); Steve Corry (Peterborough Northern Star); Aynsley McDonald (Sileby Rangers); Andy Furnell (Yaxley).

UCL Division One

Jake Gillingwater (Irchester United); Lewis Hallford (Raunds Town); Daniel Grainger, Chris Hope, Jason Taylor (Thrapston Town).

Southern Counties East

Jake Beecroft (Tunbridge Wells).

Bedfordshire County

George Cox (AFC Oakley M&DH).

 

NCEL Premier

Andrew Rigby (Long Eaton United).

Midland League Premier

Liam Read (Quorn).

East Midlands Counties

Callum Earls (St.Andrews).

North West Counties Premier

Craig Dove (Alsager Town).

North West Counties Division One

Leon Knight (Barnton AFC).

South Midlands Division 1

Nicky Ioannou (Welwyn Garden City).

Hellenic Premier

Rob Gier (Ascot United); Connor Hayes (Thame United).

 

Eastern Counties Premier

Dan Easlea (Diss Town); Daniel Chillingworth (Godmanchester Rovers).

Eastern Counties Division 1

Scott Wark (Ipswich Wanderers); Stuart Wardley (Saffron Walden Town player/coach).

 

 

Non-English Leagues

Welsh Premier

Kristian Rogers (Airbus UK Broughton).

Danish Superliga

Mikkel Anderson (Randers – loan from Reading).

IFA Premiership

Alan Blayney (Linfield); Kevin Braniff, Neil McCafferty (Portadown)

Indian I-League

Curtis Osano (JSW Sports, Bangalore).

USA

Eugene Burndam (Olivet Nazarine College, Illinois); Luke Boden (Orlando City); Jamie McGuinness (VSI Tampa Flames).

 

 
Current Status Unclear

Charles Ademeno

Richard Bailey

David Brown

Sean Calcutt                          

Andy Chapman

Glen Fuff

Phil Gulliver

Rodney Hicks

Andrew Hodges

Eric Manangu

Martyn Margarson

David McShefferty

Morgan Phillips

Mark Rawle

Ben Reynolds

Billy Turley

John Turner

Darren Watts

Anthony Weston

Mark Wright

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Nick Ashby                            Retired (scout at Watford)

Shaun Carey                           Retired (scout Brackley Town)

Andy Collett                           Retired (goalkeeping coach York City)

Sean Connelly                          Retired (physio at Cardiff City)

Gary Crosby                           Retired (coach Derby County)

Martin Davies                         Retired (goalkeeping coach Cambridge Utd)

Miquel de Souza                       Retired (QPR Ladies coach)

Andy Edwards                        Retired (youth team manager Leyton Orient)

Jason Goodliffe                     Retired (First Team Coach Steveange)

Stuart Gray                            Retired (coach Guiseley)

Peter Green                            Retired (coach Northampton ON Chenecks)

Paul Hall                               Retired (coach Romulus)

Wayne Hatswell                     Retired (First Team Coach Newport County)

Alex Hay                               Retired (scout Chester)

Barry Hunter                           Retired (scout Liverpool)

Lance Key                              Retired (goalkeeping coach Cambridge Utd)

Adrian Littlejohn                      Retired (Community coach Sheff Utd)

David Lowe                             Retired (coach Tranmere Rovers)

Dino Maamria                          Retired (head coach Preston North End)

Stuart Naylor                          Retired (goalkeeping coach Bristol City)

Mickey Nuttell                         Retired (under 18 coach Boston United)

Tony Pennock              Retired (head of Youth Development Swansea City)

Jim Rodwell                            Retired (chief Executive Notts County)

Simon Rusk                 Retired (coach Brighton & Hove Albion Youth team)

Mark Sale                             Retired (Burton Youth Development Officer)

Kevin Shoemake                        Retired (chairman NFA)

Steve Spooner                         Retired (U18 coach Birmingham City)

Brian Talbot                           Retired (scout Fulham)

Andy Tillson                           Retired (coach Exeter City)

Paul Watson                           Retired (Physio Brighton & HA)

Andy Woodman                   Retired (Goalkeeping coach Newcastle United)

Simon Wormull                    Retired (manager Three Bridge Academy under 19)

 

Player A-Z

The Diamonds players are listed below in Alphabetical order.

ID Link
329 Nathan Abbey (GK)
287 Charles Ademeno
337 Jack Ainsley
331 Bobby Aisien
323 Cliff Akurang
255 Mark Albrighton
124 Martin Aldridge
58 Carl Alford
72 Craig Allardyce
182 Graham Allen
289 Mikkel Andersen (GK)
163 Brett Angell
104 Lee Archer
217 Alun Armstrong
338 George Artemi
318 Chris Arthur
50 Nick Ashby
173 Jamie Ashdown (GK)
235 Jon Ashton
67 Sammy Ayorinde
23 Richard Bailey
264 Matt Baker (GK)
90 Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro
266 Paul Bastock (GK)
166 Tony Battersby
256 Chris Beardsley
14 Glen Beech
246 Jake Beecroft
10 Frankie Belfon
141 David Bell
174 Trevor Benjamin
49 Graham Benstead (GK)
116 Steve Berry
227 Tyrone Berry
122 Michael Bertocchi (GK)
164 Marcus Bignot
202 Alan Blayney (GK)
307 Luke Boden
310 Yannick Bolasie
245 Alex Bolt
254 Tom Bonner
147 Bertrand Bossu (GK)
259 Michael Bostwick
89 Darren Bradshaw
100 Jon Brady
185 Kevin Braniff
86 Guy Branston
317 Daniel Broadbent
199 Drewe Broughton
285 David Brown
311 Simon Brown
225 Ronnie Bull
129 Darren Bullock
114 Andy Burgess
191 Eugene Burndam
292 Sagi Burton
2 Mark Bushell
125 Richard Butcher
35 Garry Butterworth
327 Mark Byrne
280 Sean Calcutt
77 Adam Cann
37 Julian Capone
135 Shaun Carey
161 Darren Carr
230 Darren Caskey
226 Peter Castle
112 Jon Challinor
82 Andy Chapman
345 Ryan Charles
71 Steve Cherry (GK)
211 Daniel Chillingworth
294 Daryl Clare
313 Justin Cochrane
18 John Coe
31 Paul Coe
117 Andy Collett (GK)
34 Darren Collins
180 Sean Connelly
252 Jamie Cook
95 Mark Cooper
286 Michael Corcoran
115 Steve Corry (GK)
93 Leo Cotterell
314 Neil Cousins
368 Paris Cowan-Hall
302 George Cox
61 Kenny Cramman
221 Danny Crane (GK)
38 Lee Crane (GK)
53 Glyn Creaser
79 Gary Crosby
70 Matt Crossley
134 Duane Darby
41 Martin Davies (GK)
349 Jamie Day
300 Joe Day (GK)
110 Mequel de Souza
144 John Dempster
29 Shaun Diver
15 Glenville Donegal
159 Stuart Douglas
186 Craig Dove
315 Simon Downer
142 Robert Duffy
357 Callum Earls
333 Dan Easlea
167 Andrew Edwards
271 Abdou El Kholti
143 Roy Essandoh
330 Matt Evans
172 Paul Evans (GK)
362 Simon Evans (GK)
232 Nicky Eyre (GK)
324 Craig Farrell
111 Ian Feuer (GK)
4 John Flower
154 Caleb Folan
306 Clayton Fortune
238 Leo Fortune-West
81 Adrian Foster
268 Martin Foster
22 Kevin Fox (GK)
80 Glen Fuff
63 Andy Furnell
359 Michael Gash
98 Mark Gayle (GK)
253 Jimmy Ghaichem
183 Rob Gier
353 Jake Gillingwater
284 Andy Gooding
262 Jason Goodliffe
212 Daniel Grainger
157 John Grant
146 Stuart Gray
347 Dominic Green
13 Peter Green
187 Phil Gulliver
54 Brendan Hackett
279 Lee Hales
155 Paul Hall
303 Lewis Hallford
78 John Hamsher
103 Richie Hanlon
47 Al-James Hannigan
228 Wayne Hatswell
181 Peter Hawkins
184 Alex Hay
334 Connor Hayes
6 Steven Heard
105 Carl Heggs
107 Tony Henriksen (GK)
261 Rodney Hicks
312 Jack Higgins
276 Lewis Hilliard
30 Darren Hillier
193 Andrew Hodges
66 Simeon Hodson
56 Steve Holden
168 Dean Holdsworth
59 David Holmes
236 Chris Hope
342 Rene Howe
269 Dean Howell
339 Shane Huke
149 Barry Hunter
139 Andrew Iga (GK)
194 Nick Ioannou
169 Rodney Jack
133 Justin Jackson
188 Simeon Jackson
12 Mark Jameson
291 Gareth Jelleyman
7 Dave Johnson
346 Matt Johnson
218 Ashlee Jones (GK)
222 Ricardo Joseph
9 Ollie Kearns
33 Dougie Keast
352 Joe Keehan
179 Marcus Kelly
84 Warren Kelly
195 Luke Kennedy
351 Lance Key (GK)
356 Aaron King
42 Ian King
19 Andy Kirkup
171 Paul Kitson
298 Leon Knight
348 Nathan Koranteng
26 Alan Kurila
108 Ellis Laight
219 Lawrence Lambley
243 Dominic Langdon
153 Christian Lee
363 Ryan Leonard
20 Barrington Leslie
69 David Leworthy
52 Steve Lilwall
203 Adrian Littlejohn
45 Andy Lomas (GK)
336 Jefferson Louis
127 David Lowe
158 Onandi Lowe
260 Dino Maamria
272 Michael Malcolm
175 Eric Manangu
8 Aidy Mann
258 Martyn Margarson (GK)
290 Alan Marriott (GK)
36 Simon Mason
278 Craig McAllister
205 Neil McCafferty
281 Aynsley McDonald
296 Dean McDonald
102 Michael McElhatton
301 Jamie McGuinness
39 Chris Mackenzie (GK)
319 Nicky McNamara
109 David McShefferty
97 David Mehew
231 Petr Mikolanda
340 Justin Miller
335 Danny Mills
113 Gary Mills
74 Michael Mison
295 Scott Mitchell
305 Brendan Moloney
64 David Morrison
200 Gary Mulligan
132 Tarkan Mustafa
365 Jerry Nash
131 Stuart Naylor (GK)
76 Jamie Ndah
88 Malcolm Ndekwe
213 Ashley Nicholls
274 Paul Nicholls (GK)
275 Ben Nunn
28 Mickey Nuttell
321 Aaron O’Connor
214 Chris O’Grady
244 Sean O’Keefe
92 Danny O’Shea
176 Magnus Okuonghae
267 Curtis Osano
367 Eddie Oshodi
5 Darrell Page
282 Sam Page
304 Manny Panther
151 Scott Partridge
148 Warren Patmore
326 Matt Pattison
16 Andy Peaks
126 David Pearson
210 Greg Pearson
152 Tony Pennock (GK)
257 David Perpetuini
119 Mark Peters
293 Lee Phillips
366 Morgan Phillips
288 Conal Platt
249 Chris Plummer
325 Max Porter
343 Alan Power
360 Luke Prosser
177 Barry Quinn
237 Michael Rankine
85 Mark Rawle
355 Liam Read
51 Graham Reed
198 Ishmal Reid
322 James Reid
247 Ben Reynolds
242 Callum Reynolds
27 Paul Richardson
24 Simon Richmond
239 Andrew Rigby
283 Dale Roberts (GK)
299 Justyn Roberts
316 Kurt Robinson
201 Marvin Robinson
62 Jim Rodwell
140 Kristian Rogers (GK)
178 Leo Roget
145 Luke Rowlett
220 John Ruddy (GK)
273 Simon Rusk
121 Mark Sale
150 Andrew Sambrook
209 Dave Savage
248 Ben Sedgemore
270 Ryan Semple
136 Gary Setchell
309 Nabil Shariff
204 Billy Sharp
196 Tom Shaw
206 Scott Shearer (GK)
332 Sean Shields
1 Kevin Shoemake (GK)
130 Jean-Michel Sigere
350 Tim Sills
341 Donovan Simmonds
46 Kevin Slinn
96 Craig Smith
87 Mark Smith (GK)
48 Neil Smith
277 Sam Smith
137 Brett Solkhon
165 Adam Sollitt (GK)
344 Lewwis Spence
43 Steve Spooner
68 Simon Stapleton
197 Jon Stead
75 Worrell Sterling
223 Tony Stokes
170 Owen Story
55 Steve Stott
123 Matthew Stowell
320 Jamie Stuart
91 Brian Talbot
138 Daniel Talbot
189 Jason Taylor
57 Steve Taylor
328 Paul Terry
156 Peter Thomson
361 Ollie Thorne
162 Andy Tillson
216 Lee Tomlin
120 David Town
65 Mark Tucker
118 Billy Turley (GK)
224 John Turner
229 Scott Tynan (GK)
240 Ugo Udoji
73 Paul Underwood
101 Carel Van der Velden
17 Colin Waite
106 Ray Warburton
160 Stuart Wardley
192 Scott Wark
25 Dale Watkins
234 Paul Watson
21 Darren Watts (GK)
251 Daniel Webb
40 Kenny Webster
94 Colin West
241 Anthony Weston
83 Chris Whyte
308 Joe Wilcox
44 Kevin Wilkin
263 Danny Williams
207 Mark Williams
233 Glenn Wilson
3 Junior Wilson
358 Lewis Wilson
99 Paul Wilson
60 Terry Wilson
297 Rob Wolleaston
250 Curtis Woodhouse
32 Tim Wooding
215 Andy Woodman (GK)
364 Jake Woolley
190 Lee Worgan (GK)
128 Simon Wormull
265 Mark Wright
354 Max York
11 Paul York
208 Jamie Young (GK)

Team Line-Ups 2008-09

Team Line-Ups 2008-09

09/08/2008, Eastbourne Borough (Away); Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Burton, Burgess, Tomlin, Phillips, McDonald, Kelly. Subs: Wolleaston, Corcoran, Gulliver

12/08/2008, Ebbsfleet United (Home); Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Gulliver, Burgess, Tomlin, Phillips, McDonald, Kelly. Subs: Corcoran, Smith, Burton

17/08/2008, Wrexham (Home); Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Burton, Corcoran, Tomlin, Phillips, Wolleaston, Burgess. Subs: Smith, Beecroft

23/08/2008, Kettering Town (Away); Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Burton, Corcoran, Tomlin, Phillips, Rankine, Burgess. Subs: Wolleaston, Smith, Kelly

25/08/2008, Histon (Home); Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Burton, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Phillips, Knight, Burgess. Subs: Kelly, Corcoran, Smith

30/08/2008, Kidderminster (Away); Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Beecroft, Hope, Roberts, Wolleaston, McDonald, Phillips, Knight, Burgess. Subs: Burton, Smith, Rankine

02/09/2008, Barrow (Away); Marriott, Corcoran, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Roberts, Wolleaston, Osano, Phillips, Knight, Burgess. Subs: Smith, Burton, Beecroft

06/09/2008, Crawley Town (Home); Marriott, Corcoran, Roberts, Woodhouse, Hope, Burton, Wolleaston, Osano, Phillips, Knight, Burgess. Subs: Rankine, Kelly, Beecroft

11/09/2008, Lewes (Away); Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Burton, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Knight, Clare, Burgess. Subs: Rankine, Gulliver, Corcoran

20/09/2008, Burton Albion (Home); Marriott, Osano, Corcoran, Panther, Hope, Burton, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Knight, Clare, Burgess. Subs: Beecroft, Rankine, Phillips

23/09/2008, Wrexham (Away); Marriott, Osano, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Hope, Gulliver, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Knight, Clare, Burgess. Subs: Rankine, Phillips, Jelleyman

29/09/2008, Altrincham (Home); Marriott, Osano, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Hope, Gulliver, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Knight, Clare, Burgess. Subs: Phillips, Kelly, Rankine

04/10/2008, Oxford United (Away); Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Burton, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Knight, Clare, Kelly. Subs: Phillips, Rankine, Burgess

07/10/2008, Grays Athletic (Home); Roberts, Osano, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Hope, Gulliver, Panther, Burgess, Phillips, Clare, Kelly. Subs: Knight, Tomlin, Wolleaston

12/10/2008, Torquay United (Home); Roberts, Osano, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Hope, Gulliver, Panther, Burgess, Phillips, Clare, Kelly. Subs: Smith, Knight, Tomlin

18/10/2008, York City (Away); Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Gulliver, Corcoran, Tomlin, Phillips, Knight, Burgess. Subs: Clare, Wolleaston, Smith

01/11/2008, Cambridge United (Away); Roberts, Moloney, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Burgess, Smith, Clare, Kelly. Subs: Beecroft

08/11/2008, Weymouth (Home); Roberts, Moloney, Fortune, Woodhouse, Hope, Osano, Boden, Wolleaston, Rankine, Clare, Kelly. Subs: Corcoran, Tomlin, Phillips

15/11/2008, Kidderminster (Home); Roberts, Moloney, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Boden, Rankine, Clare, Kelly. Subs: Burgess, Tomlin, Phillips

22/11/2008, Eastbourne Borough (Home); Roberts, Moloney, Jelleyman, Corcoran, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Bolasie, Rankine, Phillips, Tomlin. Subs: Smith, Kelly, Boden

29/11/2008, Altrincham (Away); Roberts, Corcoran, Jelleyman, Burgess, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Rankine, Brown, Bolasie. Subs: Kelly, Clare, Boden

06/12/2008, Barrow (Home); Roberts, Corcoran, Jelleyman, Burgess, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Bolasie, Rankine, Brown, Tomlin. Subs: Phillips, Kelly, Smith

09/12/2008, Woking (Away); Roberts, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Burgess, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Bolasie, Rankine, Phillips, Tomlin. Subs: Kelly, Smith

20/12/2008, Northwich Victoria (Home); Roberts, Corcoran, Woodhouse, Cochrane, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Rankine, Smith, Kelly. Subs: Bolasie, Jelleyman, Brown

26/12/2008, Stevenage Borough (Away); Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Woodhouse, Hope, Roget, Wolleaston, Tomlin, Rankine, Smith, Kelly. Subs: Beecroft, Bolasie, Cousins

01/01/2009, Stevenage Borough (Home); Roberts, Osano, Corcoran, Beecroft, Hope, Downer, Cochrane, Tomlin, Rankine, Cousins, Bolasie. Subs: Wolleaston, Kelly, Smith

17/01/2009, Ebbsfleet United (Away); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Beecroft, Tomlin, Rankine, Broadbent, Kelly. Subs: Cousins, , Smith

23/01/2009, Forest Green Rovers (Home); Roberts, Corcoran, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Osano, Cochrane, Tomlin, Rankine, Broadbent, Kelly. Subs: Smith, McGuinness, Cousins

27/01/2009, Mansfield (Away); Roberts, Corcoran, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Osano, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Rankine, Cousins, Kelly. Subs: Smith, McGuinness

01/02/2009, Cambridge United (Home); Roberts, Corcoran, Robinson, Wolleaston, Hope, Osano, Beecroft, Cousins, Smith, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: McGuinness, Broadbent

09/02/2009, Burton Albion (Away); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Corcoran, Smith, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Cousins, Beecroft, Rankine

21/02/2009, Weymouth (Away); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Corcoran, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Burgess, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Cousins, McGuinness, Smith

24/02/2009, York City (Home); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Corcoran, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Burgess, Cousins, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Beecroft, , Rankine

28/02/2009, Mansfield (Home); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Corcoran, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Burgess, Cousins, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Smith, Beecroft, Arthur

07/03/2009, Torquay United (Away); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Beecroft, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Burgess, Rankine, Tomlin, Arthur. Subs: Jelleyman, Kelly, Smith

10/03/2009, Lewes (Home); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Smith

14/03/2009, Crawley Town (Away); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Smith, Corcoran, Cousins

21/03/2009, Salisbury City (Away); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Corcoran, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Cousins

24/03/2009, Oxford United (Home); Roberts, Osano, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Corcoran, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Downer, Cousins, Smith

28/03/2009, Northwich Victoria (Away); Roberts, Corcoran, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Cousins, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Rankine, Smith

31/03/2009, Grays Athletic (Away); Roberts, Beecroft, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Cousins, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Smith, McNamara

04/04/2009, Salisbury City (Home); Roberts, Beecroft, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Cousins, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Smith, McNamara

11/04/2009, Kettering Town (Home); Roberts, Beecroft, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Cousins, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Smith, McNamara, Hilliard

13/04/2009, Histon (Away); Roberts, Corcoran, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, McNamara, Cousins, Rankine, Smith, Tomlin. Subs: Kelly

18/04/2009, Forest Green Rovers (Away); Roberts, Corcoran, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, McNamara, Smith, Cousins, Kelly. Subs: Rankine, Beecroft, Tomlin

26/04/2009, Woking (Home); Roberts, Corcoran, Robinson, Burgess, Hope, Downer, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Rankine, Tomlin, Kelly. Subs: Smith, Cousins, McGuinness

Rushden & Diamonds Players

ID Player First / Last game Tot App Lge App FAC App Other App Goals
1992/1993
1) Kevin Shoemake (GK) ( 22.8.92- 6.11.93) 50 28 7 15
2) Mark Bushell ( 22.8.92- 24.4.93) 30 21 2 7
3) Junior Wilson ( 22.8.92- 27.4.93) 34 25 1 8 2
4) John Flower ( 22.8.92- 26.4.95) 137 94 8 35 15
5) Darrell Page ( 22.8.92- 5.11.94) 114 80 9 25
6) Steven Heard ( 22.8.92-  5.9.92) 2 2
7) Dave Johnson ( 22.8.92- 29.4.95) 158 107 10 41 6
8) Aidy Mann ( 22.8.92-  6,5.95) 130 84 9 37 44
9) Ollie Kearns ( 22.8.92-  1.5.93) 36 26 1 9 16
10) Frankie Belfon ( 22.8.92-  6.1.93) 21 12 3 6 7
11) Paul York ( 22.8.92-  6.5.95) 151 103 10 38 8
12) Mark Jameson ( 25.8.92- 29.8.92) 2 1 1 1
13) Peter Green ( 25.8.92-  5.9.92) 4 3 1
14) Glen Beech ( 29.8.92-  7.5.94) 69 53 3 13 11
15) Glenville Donegal ( 31.8.92- 27.4.93) 52 35 2 15 26
16) Andy Peaks (  5.9.92- 7.10.97) 205 146 16 43 1
17) Colin Waite (  9.9.92- 27.4.93) 48 33 2 13 6
18) John Coe ( 26.9.92- 18.3.93) 13 7 1 5 1
19) Andy Kirkup ( 26.9.92- 28.9.96) 166 109 16 41 48
20) Barrington Leslie (10.11.92-  3.4.93) 27 19 8 6
21) Darren Watts (GK) (28.11.92- 27.1.98) 8 5 3
22) Kevin Fox (GK) (  6.1.93-  6.5.95) 99 72 2 25
23) Richard Bailey (  6.1.93- 15.3.97) 70 44 7 19 12
24) Simon Richmond (  6.1.93) 1 1
25) Dale Watkins ( 16.1.93-  4.5.96) 162 118 11 33 98
1993/1994
26) Alan Kurila ( 21.8.93- 26.4.94) 31 20 4 7 1
27) Paul Richardson ( 21.8.93- 28.1.95) 53 38 6 9 5
28) Mickey Nuttell ( 21.8.93- 20.1.96) 115 73 10 32 63
29) Shaun Diver ( 14.9.93-18.12.93) 14 7 1 6 3
30) Darren Hillier ( 9.10.93-20.11.93) 7 2 1 4
31) Paul Coe (18.12.93-  7.5.94) 29 27 2 4
32) Tim Wooding (  5.2.94- 14.3.00) 247 169 26 52 15
33) Dougie Keast ( 26.3.94- 31.7.95) 75 50 1 24 8
1994/1995
34) Darren Collins (  2.8.94-24.10.00) 288 211 26 51 153
35) Garry Butterworth (  2.8.94-  6.5.02) 371 286 31 54 11
36) Simon Mason ( 20.8.94- 4.10.94) 7 3 4 1
37) Julian Capone ( 10.9.94- 10.4.99) 62 46 4 12 7
38) Lee Crane (GK) ( 10.9.94- 30.3.95) 2 1 1
39) Chris Mackenzie (GK) ( 8.10.94- 8.11.94) 6 3 3
40) Kenny Webster ( 8.10.94-29.10.94) 6 3 3
41) Martin Davies (GK) (12.11.94- 18.3.97) 61 44 6 11
42) Ian King (12.11.94-  3.5.97) 75 52 5 18 15
43) Steve Spooner ( 14.1.95- 10.4.01) 59 37 2 20 3
44) Kevin Wilkin ( 18.2.95- 31.3.97) 95 69 11 15 43
45) Andy Lomas (GK) (  1.4.95-  8.4.96) 9 7 2
46) Kevin Slinn ( 23.4.95-  6.5.95) 2 2
1995/1996
47) Al-James Hannigan ( 29.7.95- 20.8.96) 45 33 5 7 5
48) Neil Smith ( 29.7.95-28.12.96) 58 40 8 10 1
49) Graham Benstead (GK) ( 31.7.95-  8.2.97) 58 45 6 7
50) Nick Ashby ( 31.7.95- 22.2.97) 75 60 8 7 4
51) Graham Reed ( 19.8.95- 28.8.95) 4 4
52) Steve Lilwall ( 19.8.95- 2.11.96) 20 11 4 5
53) Glyn Creaser ( 19.8.95-23.12.95) 13 9 1 3
54) Brendan Hackett ( 30.9.95-  2.5.98) 105 89 5 11 12
55) Steve Stott (16.12.95-  6.9.97) 61 54 3 4 3
56) Steve Holden (  3.2.96- 18.1.97) 30 23 3 4 1
57) Steve Taylor ( 24.2.96- 23.3.96) 4 4
58) Carl Alford ( 30.3.96- 31.1.98) 62 52 3 7 25
59) David Holmes ( 30.3.96 – 4.4.96) 2 2
1996/1997
60) Terry Wilson ( 10.8.96-23.11.96) 16 9 4 3 1
61) Kenny Cramman ( 10.8.96- 14.3.00) 112 86 7 19 11
62) Jim Rodwell ( 17.8.96-26.12.01) 208 157 17 34 11
63) Andy Furnell (  7.9.96-  3.5.97) 12 8 2 2 3
64) David Morrison ( 5.10.96-23.11.96) 8 5 3
65) Mark Tucker (16.11.96- 15.2.97) 11 6 2 3
66) Simeon Hodson ( 7.12.96-22.11.97) 26 25 1
67) Sammy Ayorinde (21.12.96-28.12.96) 2 2
68) Simon Stapleton ( 25.1.97- 20.8.97) 10 10 2
69) David Leworthy ( 25.1.97-  3.5.97) 18 18 8
70) Matt Crossley ( 22.2.97-  1.3.97) 2 2
71) Steve Cherry (GK) ( 22.3.97- 13.9.97) 18 18
72) Craig Allardyce (  3.5.97) 1 1
1997/1998
73) Paul Underwood ( 16.8.97- 12.3.04) 301 248 24 29 18
74) Michael Mison ( 16.8.97-  8.4.00) 72 55 8 9 10
75) Worrell Sterling ( 16.8.97) 1 1
76) Jamie Ndah ( 20.8.97-  2.9.97) 5 5 1
77) Adam Cann ( 23.8.97) 1 1
78) John Hamsher ( 23.8.97-28.11.00) 88 64 8 16 7
79) Gary Crosby ( 25.8.97-  6.9.97) 4 4
80) Glen Fuff (  2.9.97-18.11.97) 6 4 2
81) Adrian Foster (  6.9.97- 10.4.99) 56 44 5 7 25
82) Andy Chapman (  6.9.97-29.11.97) 2 2
83) Chris Whyte ( 20.9.97- 18.4.99) 65 53 3 9 1
84) Warren Kelly ( 20.9.97-  2.5.98) 17 15 2
85) Mark Rawle ( 20.9.97- 1.12.98) 16 10 3 3 1
86) Guy Branston (11.10.97-  1.1.98)
( 20.3.99-  1.5.99) 22 21 1
87) Mark Smith (GK) (18.10.97- 25.1.00) 59 50 3 6
88) Malcolm Ndekwe (18.10.97-  1.5.99) 9 4 5
89) Darren Bradshaw ( 1.11.97-16.12.00) 93 76 10 7
90) Jamie Barnwell-Edinboro ( 1.11.97-25.11.97) 5 5 3
91) Brian Talbot (18.11.97) 1 1
92) Danny O’Shea (22.11.97- 27.1.98) 2 1 1
93) Leo Cotterell (29.11.97) 1 1
94) Colin West (29.11.97- 11.9.99) 45 33 6 6 17
95) Mark Cooper ( 24.1.98-  4.4.00) 56 46 10 12
96) Craig Smith (  7.2.98- 14.2.98) 2 2
97) David Mehew ( 14.3.98-10.10.98) 12 12 1
1998/1999
98) Mark Gayle (GK) ( 15.8.98-  2.3.99) 21 14 5 2
99) Paul Wilson ( 15.8.98-  2.2.99) 17 14 3
100) Jon Brady ( 15.8.98-  6.5.02) 166 128 14 24 24
101) Carel Van der Velden ( 15.8.98-  2.3.99) 14 12 2
102) Michael McElhatton ( 25.8.98- 22.1.02) 96 69 13 14 22
103) Richie Hanlon ( 29.8.98- 1.12.98)
( 11.9.01-  8.5.04) 78 67 5 6 11
104) Lee Archer ( 31.8.98-22.12.98) 7 3 2 2
105) Carl Heggs (24.10.98- 26.2.00) 49 33 9 7 5
106) Ray Warburton ( 9.11.98- 22.1.02) 115 87 13 15 7
107) Tony Henriksen (GK) ( 1.12.98) 1 1
108) Ellis Laight ( 1.12.98) 1 1
109) David McShefferty ( 1.12.98) 1 1
110) Mequel de Souza (12.12.98- 22.4.00) 73 54 7 12 19
111) Ian Feuer (GK) (22.12.98- 25.1.99) 7 3 2 2
112) Jon Challinor (22.12.98- 25.1.00)
(  4.8.07- 26.7.08) 63 45 3 15 12
113) Gary Mills (22.12.98- 11.2.06) 190 161 7 22 3
( 20.1.07- 17.4.07)
( 18.1.11- 22.4.11)
114) Andy Burgess (22.12.98-  3.1.06)
( 25.8.07- 26.4.09) 333 287 16 30 34
115) Steve Corry (GK) (28.12.98) 1 1
116) Steve Berry (  5.4.99- 24.1.00) 4 2 2
117) Andy Collett (GK) ( 10.4.99-  1.5.99) 6 4 2
1999/2000
118) Billy Turley (GK) ( 31.7.99-18.12.04) 253 218 14 21
119) Mark Peters ( 31.7.99- 22.2.03) 146 123 10 13 10
120) David Town ( 31.7.99- 2.12.00) 31 20 6 5 7
121) Mark Sale ( 31.7.99- 10.4.01) 13 10 3 2
122) Michael Bertocchi (GK) (16.10.99- 21.2.01) 2 1 1
123) Matthew Stowell (27.11.99-19.12.00) 10 6 4
124) Martin Aldridge ( 15.1.00- 25.1.00) 3 3 1
125) Richard Butcher ( 25.1.00- 10.4.01) 5 5
126) David Pearson ( 25.1.00) 1 1
127) David Lowe ( 29.1.00-  4.4.00) 16 12 4 6
128) Simon Wormull ( 18.3.00- 29.9.01) 33 25 2 6 3
129) Darren Bullock ( 28.3.00-  8.4.00) 4 4
130) Jean-Michel Sigere (  8.4.00- 29.9.01) 40 34 2 4 12
131) Stuart Naylor (GK) ( 22.4.00-28.11.00) 5 3 2
2000/2001
132) Tarkan Mustafa ( 19.8.00-19.10.02) 92 78 2 12 2
133) Justin Jackson ( 19.8.00-  1.9.01) 53 45 2 6 20
134) Duane Darby ( 19.8.00- 8.11.03) 130 117 5 8 51
135) Shaun Carey ( 21.8.00-12.12.01) 52 41 1 10 1
136) Gary Setchell ( 21.8.00-  8.3.03) 77 62 4 11 3
137) Brett Solkhon (24.10.00- 28.9.02) 9 3 6
138) Daniel Talbot (24.10.00- 17.1.04) 34 23 11 2
139) Andrew Iga (GK) ( 2.12.00) 1 1
140) Kristian Rogers (GK) (16.12.00-19.12.00) 2 1 1
141) David Bell (19.12.00-28.12.05) 144 123 8 13 10
142) Robert Duffy (19.12.00-  3.1.05) 40 29 4 7 5
143) Roy Essandoh ( 27.1.01- 21.2.01) 4 2 2 1
144) John Dempster ( 21.2.01-26.12.05) 83 66 5 12 4
145) Luke Rowlett ( 21.2.01- 10.4.01) 2 2
146) Stuart Gray (  7.4.01-  7.5.05) 145 131 6 8 15
147) Bertrand Bossu (GK) ( 10.4.01) 1 1
2001/2002
148) Warren Patmore ( 11.8.01- 11.9.01) 6 4 2 1
149) Barry Hunter ( 15.9.01-  8.4.06) 121 112 5 4 7
150) Andrew Sambrook ( 15.9.01-26.12.04) 74 69 2 3
151) Scott Partridge ( 15.9.01-  1.2.03) 53 47 3 3 5
152) Tony Pennock (GK) ( 15.9.01- 20.4.02) 8 5 3
153) Christian Lee ( 5.10.01-16.10.01) 2 1 1
154) Caleb Folan ( 5.10.01- 3.11.01) 7 6 1
155) Paul Hall (13.10.01- 20.3.04) 128 114 6 8 29
156) Peter Thomson ( 6.11.01- 8.12.01) 5 2 1 2 1
157) John Grant ( 6.11.01-13.11.01) 2 2
158) Onandi Lowe ( 1.12.01- 20.3.04) 98 93 3 2 52
159) Stuart Douglas ( 22.1.02- 26.2.02) 8 8
160) Stuart Wardley ( 26.1.02- 19.4.03) 66 60 3 3 12
161) Darren Carr ( 26.1.02) 1 1
162) Andy Tillson (  9.2.02-26.10.02) 23 22 1
163) Brett Angell ( 30.3.02-  6.5.02) 7 7 2
2002/2003
164) Marcus Bignot ( 10.8.02- 20.3.04) 77 68 4 5 1
165) Adam Sollitt (GK) (22.10.02-21.12.02) 5 3 1 1
166) Tony Battersby (  8.2.03-  8.3.03) 5 5
167) Andrew Edwards (  8.3.03-  8.5.04) 45 41 1 3 4
168) Dean Holdsworth ( 29.3.03-  2.5.03) 7 7 2
2003/2004
169) Rodney Jack (  9.8.03-  8.5.04) 49 45 1 3 13
170) Owen Story ( 20.9.03-  8.5.04) 6 5 1
171) Paul Kitson ( 27.9.03-  8.5.04) 30 28 2 5
172) Paul Evans (GK) (15.10.03- 8.11.03) 5 2 1 2
173) Jamie Ashdown (GK) (15.11.03- 12.3.04) 19 19
174) Trevor Benjamin (15.11.03-  3.1.04) 6 6 1
175) Eric Manangu (22.11.03- 14.9.04) 2 1 1
176) Magnus Okuonghae (22.11.03- 18.4.06) 27 22 5 1
177) Barry Quinn ( 10.1.04-  7.2.04) 4 4
178) Leo Roget ( 31.1.04-  8.5.04) 19 18 1
( 2.12.08-26.12.08)
179) Marcus Kelly ( 27.3.04- 26.4.09) 192 158 11 23 15
2004/2005
180) Sean Connelly (  7.8.04- 30.4.05) 46 42 2 2
181) Peter Hawkins (  7.8.04-31.12.05) 71 62 4 5 1
182) Graham Allen (  7.8.04- 14.1.06) 34 31 2 1 2
183) Rob Gier (  7.8.04-  6.5.06) 74 67 3 4 2
184) Alex Hay (  7.8.04-  7.5.05) 46 42 2 2 3
185) Kevin Braniff (  7.8.04-23.10.04) 14 12 2 3
186) Craig Dove (  7.8.04-  7.5.05) 40 36 2 2 6
187) Phil Gulliver ( 10.8.04-  6.5.06)
(  4.8.07-18.10.08) 142 114 8 20 7
188) Simeon Jackson ( 10.8.04- 29.1.08) 104 90 5 9 43
189) Jason Taylor ( 11.9.04-22.11.05) 37 32 1 4 4
190) Lee Worgan (GK) ( 14.9.04-  5.3.05) 8 7 1
191) Eugene Burndam ( 14.9.04) 1 1
192) Scott Wark ( 14.9.04- 8.11.05) 3 1 2
193) Andrew Hodges ( 14.9.04) 1 1
194) Nick Ioannou ( 14.9.04) 1 1
195) Luke Kennedy ( 14.9.04- 8.11.05) 6 3 3
196) Tom Shaw ( 14.9.04- 26.4.08) 72 53 4 15 9
197) Jon Stead ( 14.9.04- 8.11.05) 2 2
198) Ishmal Reid ( 14.9.04) 1 1
199) Drewe Broughton (16.10.04-11.12.04)
( 12.2.05- 29.4.06) 61 58 2 1 17
200) Gary Mulligan (16.10.04-  8.1.05) 13 13 3
201) Marvin Robinson (13.11.04- 4.12.04) 4 2 2 1
202) Alan Blayney (GK) (  8.1.05- 29.1.05) 4 4
203) Adrian Littlejohn (  8.1.05- 16.4.05) 15 15
204) Billy Sharp ( 22.1.05- 23.4.05) 16 16 9
205) Neil McCafferty ( 29.1.05- 14.1.06) 45 39 3 3
206) Scott Shearer (GK) ( 19.2.05- 26.2.05)
( 12.3.05-  7.5.05) 13 13
207) Mark Williams (  5.3.05- 23.4.05) 7 7
2005/2006
208) Jamie Young (GK) (  6.8.05-  2.1.06) 24 20 3 1
209) Dave Savage (  6.8.05– 28.4.07) 78 67 6 5 3
210) Greg Pearson (  6.8.05-16.12.06) 38 29 3 6 2
211) Daniel Chillingworth (  6.8.05–30.12.06) 28 23 3 2 3
212) Daniel Grainger (  6.8.05-31.10.06) 19 17 2 1
213) Ashley Nicholls (  9.8.05-  8.11.05)
(  2.1.06-  6.5.06) 34 30 4 1
214) Chris O’Grady ( 20.8.05-31.12.05) 25 22 3 4
215) Andy Woodman (GK) (15.10.05-29.10.05) 4 3 1
216) Lee Tomlin (15.10.05-  3.5.10) 196 159 11 26 38
217) Alun Armstrong (29.10.05-  2.1.06) 13 9 3 1 1
218) Ashlee Jones (GK) ( 8.11.05) 1 1
219) Lawrence Lambley ( 8.11.05- 29.4.08) 17 9 8 1
220) John Ruddy (GK) (11.11.05- 6.12.05) 4 3 1
221) Danny Crane (GK) (  7.1.06-  6.5.06) 8 8
222) Ricardo Joseph (  7.1.06- 24.1.06) 2 1 1
223) Tony Stokes (  7.1.06-  6.5.06) 19 19
224) John Turner (  7.1.06- 29.4.06) 11 11 1
225) Ronnie Bull ( 14.1.06- 29.4.06) 19 19
226) Peter Castle ( 14.1.06- 24.1.06) 2 1 1
227) Tyrone Berry ( 14.1.06-  6.1.07) 47 43 3 1
228) Wayne Hatswell ( 21.1.06- 12.1.08) 85 75 3 7 6
229) Scott Tynan (GK) ( 24.1.06-  7.4.07) 42 35 2 5
230) Darren Caskey ( 24.1.06-  6.5.06) 19 18 1 2
231) Petr Mikolanda ( 28.1.06-  6.5.06) 9 9 1
2006/2007
232) Nicky Eyre (GK) ( 12.8.06-16.12.06) 21 19 1 1
233) Glenn Wilson ( 12.8.06- 28.4.07) 38 31 3 4
234) Paul Watson ( 12.8.06-  4.9.07) 51 44 3 4 2
235) Jon Ashton ( 12.8.06- 28.4.07) 45 40 1 4 2
236) Chris Hope ( 12.8.06- 26.4.09) 152 128 7 17 11
237) Michael Rankine ( 12.8.06- 26.4.09) 145 116 6 23 41
238) Leo Fortune-West ( 12.8.06- 23.9.06) 6 6
239) Andrew Rigby ( 30.9.06-31.10.06) 4 2 2
240) Ugo Udoji (17.10.06- 20.3.07) 3 3
241) Anthony Weston (17.10.06-31.10.07) 2 2
242) Callum Reynolds (17.10.06-31.10.07) 2 2
243) Dominic Langdon (17.10.06- 20.3.07) 3 3 1
244) Sean O’Keefe (17.10.06- 20.3.07) 3 3
245) Alex Bolt (17.10.06- 21.1.08) 6 6
246) Jake Beecroft (17.10.06- 17.4.10) 38 30 8 1
247) Ben Reynolds (31.10.06- 20.3.07) 2 2
248) Ben Sedgemore ( 4.11.06-16.12.06) 3 1 1 1
249) Chris Plummer (18.11.06-25.11.06) 2 2
250) Curtis Woodhouse (25.11.06-  1.1.07)
(  3.3.07 –26.12.08) 83 65 3 15 8
251) Daniel Webb (  6.1.07- 13.1.07) 2 1 1
252) Jamie Cook (  6.1.07- 24.2.07) 10 8 2 1
253) Jimmy Ghaichem (  6.1.07) 1 1
254) Tom Bonner ( 13.1.07-  6.2.07) 3 3
255) Mark Albrighton ( 13.1.07- 28.4.07) 19 17 2 2
256) Chris Beardsley ( 20.1.07- 21.4.07) 14 12 2 5
257) David Perpetuini ( 20.1.07- 24.2.07) 5 5
258) Martyn Margarson (GK) (  6.2.07- 29.4.08) 6 3 3
259) Michael Bostwick (  6.2.07- 27.3.07) 10 8 2
260) Dino Maamria (  6.2.07- 24.2.07) 5 4 1 1
261) Rodney Hicks (  6.2.07) 1 1
262) Jason Goodliffe ( 10.2.07- 14.4.07) 7 7
263) Danny Williams (  3.3.07 – 28.4.07) 12 12 1
264) Matt Baker (GK) ( 20.3.07- 28.4.07) 7 6 1
265) Mark Wright ( 20.3.07- 23.4.07) 4 3 1
2007/2008
266) Paul Bastock (GK) (  4.8.07- 19.1.08) 25 19 1 5
267) Curtis Osano (  4.8.07- 30.4.11) 193 164 9 20 1
268) Martin Foster (  4.8.07-29.12.07) 24 21 2 1
269) Dean Howell (  4.8.07- 29.4.08) 56 43 3 10 1
270) Ryan Semple ( 11.8.07- 27.8.07) 4 4
271) Abdou El Kholti ( 30.8.07- 29.4.08) 21 13 8
272) Michael Malcolm ( 15.9.07-13.11.07) 12 8 2 2 2
273) Simon Rusk ( 15.9.07-12.10.07) 7 6 1
274) Paul Nicholls (GK) ( 28.9.07-24.11.07) 11 8 2 1
275) Ben Nunn ( 3.10.07- 24.4.08) 4 1 3
276) Lewis Hilliard ( 3.10.07-11.11.08) 6 1 5
277) Sam Smith ( 3.10.07-  5.2.11) 83 68 1 14 15
278) Craig McAllister (12.10.07-10.11.07)
(24.11.07 –  1.1.08) 14 9 3 2 1
279) Lee Hales (13.11.07- 26.1.08) 12 7 1 4 1
280) Sean Calcutt (13.11.07- 21.1.08) 2 2
281) Aynsley McDonald ( 21.1.08- 12.1.11) 7 1 6
282) Sam Page ( 21.1.08) 1 1 1
283) Dale Roberts (GK) ( 26.1.08- 12.4.08)
( 4.10.08- 11.9.10) 104 90 1 13
284) Andy Gooding ( 29.1.08- 24.4.08) 16 13 3 1
285) David Brown (  2.2.08- 26.2.08) 5 2 3
286) Michael Corcoran (  2.2.08- 30.4.11) 120 103 4 13 8
287) Charles Ademeno ( 23.2.08- 29.3.08) 8 7 1 1
288) Conal Platt ( 11.3.08- 26.4.08) 10 10
289) Mikkel Andersen (GK) ( 17.4.08- 22.4.08) 3 3
2008/2009
290) Alan Marriott (GK) ( 26.7.08- 29.9.08) 13 12 1
291) Gareth Jelleyman ( 26.7.08-  7.3.09) 21 17 1 3
292) Sagi Burton ( 26.7.08- 4.10.08) 12 11 1
293) Lee Phillips ( 26.7.08-16.12.08) 26 20 1 5 3
294) Daryl Clare ( 26.7.08- 2.12.08) 17 12 1 4 6
295) Scott Mitchell ( 26.7.08) 1 1
296) Dean McDonald ( 26.7.08- 16.9.08) 5 3 2 3
297) Rob Wolleaston (  9.8.08- 24.4.10) 64 58 6 9
298) Leon Knight ( 25.8.08-25.10.08) 13 12 1 4
299) Justyn Roberts ( 30.8.08- 16.9.08) 4 3 1
300) Joe Day (GK) ( 16.9.08-  5.4.11) 41 33 2 6
301) Jamie McGuinness ( 16.9.08-13.10.09) 10 5 5
302) George Cox ( 16.9.08-17.11.09) 4 4
303) Lewis Hallford ( 16.9.08-17.11.09) 3 3
304) Manny Panther ( 20.9.08-12.10.08) 3 3
305) Brendan Moloney (25.10.08-22.11.08) 6 4 1 1
306) Clayton Fortune ( 8.11.08-11.11.08) 2 1 1
307) Luke Boden ( 8.11.08- 2.12.08) 6 4 2
308) Joe Wilcox (11.11.08- 2.12.08) 2
309) Nabil Shariff (11.11.08- 30.4.11) 15 11 4 4
310) Yannick Bolasie (22.11.08- 10.1.09) 10 7 3
311) Simon Brown (29.11.08-20.12.08) 5 3 2
312) Jack Higgins ( 2.12.08) 1 1
313) Justin Cochrane (20.12.08- 23.1.09) 4 3 1
314) Neil Cousins (26.12.08- 30.4.11) 36 34 2 2
315) Simon Downer (  1.1.09-  3.5.10) 53 48 2 3
316) Kurt Robinson ( 10.1.09-11.12.10) 83 73 5 5 1
317) Daniel Broadbent ( 23.1.09-  1.2.09) 3 3
318) Chris Arthur ( 28.2.09-  7.3.09) 2 2
319) Nicky McNamara ( 31.3.09- 17.4.10) 18 15 1 2 3
2009/2010
320) Jamie Stuart (  8.8.09-  3.1.11) 70 64 3 3 5
321) Aaron O’Connor (  8.8.09- 30.4.11) 84 76 5 3 29
322) James Reid (  8.8.09-17.11.09) 14 11 1 2 3
323) Cliff Akurang (  8.8.09-  3.5.10) 37 35 1 1 8
324) Craig Farrell (  8.8.09- 30.4.11) 78 70 4 4 15
325) Max Porter (  8.8.09- 30.4.11) 96 88 5 3 8
326) Matt Pattison ( 18.8.09-  3.5.10) 31 26 3 2 2
327) Mark Byrne ( 18.8.09-  3.5.10) 47 42 3 2 7
328) Paul Terry (  5.9.09-  3.5.10) 37 33 2 2 2
329) Nathan Abbey (GK) ( 19.9.09-28.11.09) 13 10 3
330) Matt Evans (13.10.09) 1 1
331) Bobby Aisien (13.10.09) 1 1
332) Sean Shields (13.10.09-17.11.09) 2 2
333) Dan Easlea (13.10.09) 1 1 1
334) Connor Hayes (13.10.09-17.11.09) 2 2
335) Danny Mills (24.10.09-17.11.09) 4 1 2 1
336) Jefferson Louis (14.11.09-  3.5.10) 28 26 2 7
337) Jack Ainsley (17.11.09-1.12.09) 2 1 1
338) George Artemi (17.11.09) 1 1
339) Shane Huke (27.3.10- 30.4.11) 42 40 2 2
2010/2011
340) Justin Miller ( 14.8.10- 30.4.11) 37 32 2 3 3
341) Donovan Simmonds ( 14.8.10- 21.8.10) 2 2
342) Rene Howe ( 14.8.10-  1.1.11) 22 19 2 1 8
343) Alan Power ( 14.8.10- 30.4.11) 45 41 2 2 3
344) Lewwis Spence ( 14.8.10- 12.1.11) 21 15 2 4 4
345) Ryan Charles ( 14.8.10- 25.4.11) 44 39 2 3 11
346) Matt Johnson ( 14.8.10- 30.4.11) 47 44 1 2 3
347) Dominic Green ( 17.8.10-12.10.10) 10 9 1
348) Nathan Koranteng ( 24.8.10-  4.9.10) 4 4
349) Jamie Day ( 28.8.10- 30.4.11) 41 38 2 1 1
350) Tim Sills ( 26.9.10-27.11.10) 11 11 1
351) Lance Key (GK) (12.10.10) 1 1
352) Joe Keehan (12.10.10- 16.4.11) 8 6 2
353) Jake Gillingwater (12.10.10) 1 1
354) Max York (12.10.10) 1 1 1
355) Liam Read (12.10.10- 12.1.11) 2 2
356) Aaron King (12.10.10- 12.1.11) 4 1 3
357) Callum Earls (12.10.10) 1 1
358) Lewis Wilson (12.10.10- 12.1.11) 2 2
359) Michael Gash (  1.1.11-  2.4.11) 19 18 1 6
360) Luke Prosser (  8.1.11- 12.2.11) 7 6 1 1
361) Ollie Thorne (  8.1.11- 18.1.11) 3 2 1
362) Simon Evans (GK) ( 12.1.11- 30.4.11) 7 6 1
363) Ryan Leonard ( 12.1.11) 1 1
364) Jake Woolley ( 12.1.11-  5.4.11) 2 1 1
365) Jerry Nash ( 12.1.11) 1 1
366) Morgan Phillips ( 12.1.11) 1 1
367) Eddie Oshodi ( 29.1.11- 30.4.11) 12 12 1
368) Paris Cowan-Hall ( 22.2.11- 22.4.11) 3 3 1

Rushden & Diamonds Summary 2008/09

 

 

2008 / 2009    Blue Square Premier

 

Sat 9.8     Away   Eastbourne Borough            Won 1-0     Woodhouse(26p)                      1609

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, McDonald, Woodhouse,

                                Phillips, Burgess, Tomlin, Burton, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Wolleaston for McDonald(71), Corcoran for Burgess(81), Gulliver for Kelly(87)

 

Tue 12.8    Home  Ebbsfleet United              Won 2-0     Smith(64), Phillips(77)               1467

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Gulliver, Hope, McDonald,

                                Woodhouse, Phillips, Burgess, Tomlin, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Corcoran for Kelly(56), Smith for McDonald(61), Burton for Gulliver(73)

 

Sun 17.8    Home  Wrexham                      Drew 1-1     Smith(61)                             1806

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Woodhouse, Phillips,

                                Burgess, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Burton, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Wolleaston(56), Beecroft for Corcoran(88)

                                Wrexham goal: 75.

 

Sat 23.8    Away   Kettering Town                Drew 1-1     Smith(83)                             2897

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Woodhouse, Phillips,

                                Burgess, Rankine, Tomlin, Burton, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Rankine(67), Wolleaston for Corcoran(67), Kelly for Burton(75)

                                Kettering goal: 9.

 

Mon 25.8   Home  Histon                          Lost 1-2      Corcoran(64)                          1613

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Knight, Woodhouse,

                                Phillips, Burgess, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Burton.

                                Subs used: Kelly for Burton(HT), Corcoran for Kelly(52), Smith for Knight(60)

                                Histon goals: 16, 53.

 

Sat 30.8    Away   Kidderminster Harriers        Lost 1-2      McDonald(11)                         1524

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, McDonald, Knight,

                                Phillips, Burgess, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Roberts.

                                Subs used: Burton for McDonald(45+3), Smith for Phillips(72), Rankine for Jelleyman(83)

                                Kidderminster goals: 14, 79.

 

Tue 2.9     Away   AFC Barrow                    Drew 1-1     Knight(26)                            1663

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Knight, Woodhouse,

                                Phillips, Burgess, Wolleaston, Roberts, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Phillips(8), Burton for Jelleyman(40), Beecroft for Wolleaston(72)

                                Barrow goal: 90+1.

 

Sat 6.9     Home  Crawley Town                  Lost 0-1                                            1376

                      Marriott, Osano, Hope, Knight, Woodhouse, Phillips,

                                Burgess, Wolleaston, Burton, Roberts, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Rankine for Phillips(56), Beecroft for Wolleaston(80), Kelly for Burgess(80)

                                Crawley goal: 90+3.

 

Thu 11.9    Away   Lewes                          Won 4-0     Clare(54), Knight(67/73), Hope(69) 636

                      Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Knight, Woodhouse,

                                Clare, Burgess, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Burton.

                                Subs used: Rankine for Clare(67), Gulliver for Hope(72), Corcoran for Woodhouse(75)

 

Sat 20.9    Home  Burton Albion                  Won 2-1     Clare(45), Wolleaston(62)            1448

                      Marriott, Osano, Hope, Knight, Clare, Burgess,

                                Tomlin, Panther, Wolleaston, Burton, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Beecroft for Tomlin(74), Rankine for Clare(78), Phillips for Knight(78)

                                Burton goal: 66p.

 

 

 

 

 

Tue 23.9    Away   Wrexham                      Won 3-0     Clare(11), Hope(32/80)              2805

                      Marriott, Osano, Gulliver, Hope, Knight, Woodhouse,

                                Clare, Burgess, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Rankine for Clare(63), Phillips for Knight(80), Jelleyman for Tomlin(88)

 

Mon 29.9   Home  Altrincham                     Drew 1-1     Knight(77)                            1341

                      Marriott, Osano, Gulliver, Hope, Knight, Woodhouse,

                                Clare, Burgess, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Phillips for Wolleaston(58), Rankine for Burgess(73), Kelly for Clare(73)

                                Altrincham goal: 44.

 

Sat 4.10    Away   Oxford United                 Lost 1-2      Clare(57)                             4645

                      Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Knight, Woodhouse,

                                Clare, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Burton, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Phillips for Burton(53), Rankine for Clare(69), Burgess for Tomlin(71)

                                Oxford goals: 41, 55.

 

Tue 7.10    Home  Grays Athletic                 Won 1-0     Kelly(24)                              1124

                      Roberts, Osano, Gulliver, Hope, Woodhouse, Phillips,

                                Clare, Burgess, Panther, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Knight for Clare(76), Tomlin for Kelly(79), Wolleaston for Woodhouse(86)

 

Sun 12.10  Home  Torquay United                Lost 1-3      Smith(68)                             1649

                      Roberts, Osano, Gulliver, Hope, Woodhouse, Phillips,

                                Clare, Burgess, Panther, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Phillips(40), Knight for Corcoran(HT), Tomlin for Clare(67)

                                Torquay goals: 7, 14, 50.

 

Sat 18.10   Away   York City                       Lost 0-2                                            2313

                      Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Gulliver, Hope, Knight,

                                Woodhouse, Phillips, Burgess, Tomlin, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Clare for Tomlin(65), Wolleaston for Corcoran(69), Smith for Phillips(77)

                                York goals: 18, 50.

 

Sat 1.11    Away   Cambridge United              Drew 0-0                                           3547

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Woodhouse, Clare, Burgess,

                                Moloney, Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran, Smith.

                                Subs used: Beecroft for Clare(90+1).

 

Sat 8.11    Home  Weymouth                     Won 1-0     Clare(53)                             1002

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Woodhouse, Clare, Fortune,

                                Rankine, Moloney, Wolleaston, Boden, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Corcoran for Moloney(63), Tomlin for Kelly(69), Phillips for Clare(85)

 

Sat 15.11   Home  Kidderminster Harriers        Lost 0-1                                            1391

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Woodhouse, Clare, Rankine,

                                Moloney, Wolleaston, Boden, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Burgess for Boden(63), Tomlin for Kelly(69), Phillips for Corcoran(80)

                                Kidderminster goal: 41p.

 

Sat 22.11   Home  Eastbourne Borough            Won 2-0     Tomlin(33), Rankine(56)              1037

                      Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Phillips, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Moloney, Wolleaston, Corcoran, Bolasie.

                                Subs used: Smith for Phillips(80), Kelly for Tomlin(85), Boden for Wolleaston(87)

 

Sat 29.11   Away   Altrincham                     Won 4-0     Burgess(30/88), Tomlin(41),

                                                                     Osano(65)                             924

                      Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Burgess, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Corcoran, Bolasie, Brown.

                                Subs used: Kelly for Bolasie(HT), Clare for Brown(62), Boden for Wolleaston(69)

 

 

 

 

 

Sat 6.12    Home  AFC Barrow                    Drew 1-1     Phillips(72)                           1120

                      Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Burgess, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Corcoran, Bolasie, Brown.

                                Subs used: Phillips for Brown(60), Kelly for Jelleyman(67), Smith for Rankine(86)

                                Barrow goal: 10.

 

Tue 9.12    Away   Woking                         Drew 1-1     Rankine(41)                           1119

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Woodhouse, Phillips, Burgess,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Corcoran, Bolasie.

                                Subs used: Kelly for Bolasie(57), Smith for Phillips(78)

                                Woking goal: 16.

 

Sat 20.12   Home  Northwich Victoria            Won 2-1     Smith(67), Tomlin(70)               1134

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Woodhouse, Rankine, Tomlin,

                                Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran, Smith, Cochrane.

                                Subs used: Bolasie for Cochrane(61), Jelleyman for Kelly(72), Brown for Smith(87)

                                Northwich goal: 13.

 

Fri 26.12   Away   Stevenage Borough             Lost 1-3      Tomlin(77)                            1012

                      Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Woodhouse, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Roget, Wolleaston, Kelly, Smith.

                                Subs used: Beecroft for Roget(60), Bolasie for Wolleaston(60), Cousins for Smith(70)

                                Stevenage goals: 41, 47. 59.

 

Thu 1.1     Home  Stevenage Borough             Drew 1-1     Smith(90+2)                          1853

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Cousins, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Beecroft, Cochrane, Corcoran, Bolasie.

                                Subs used: Wolleaston for Cochrane(61), Kelly for Bolasie(62), Smith for Osano(64)

                                Stevenage goal: 32.

 

Sat 17.1    Away   Ebbsfleet United              Lost 0-1                                            1121

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Broadbent,

                                Burgess, Rankine, Tomlin, Beecroft, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Smith for Beecroft(69), Cousins for Rankine(69), Corcoran for Broadbent(70)

                                Ebbsfleet goal: 41.

 

Fri 23.1     Home  Forest Green Rovers           Drew 2-2     Tomlin(10), Corcoran(28)            1066

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Robinson, Broadbent, Burgess,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Cochrane, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Rankine(51), McGuiness for Corcoran(57), Cousins for Broadbent(71)

                                Forest Green goals: 8, 67.

 

Tue 27.1    Away   Mansfield Town                Drew 0-0                                           2028

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Robinson, Burgess, Cousins,

                                Rankine, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Wolleaston(69), McGuiness for Cousins(86)

 

Sun 1.2     Home  Cambridge United              Lost 1-2      Smith(42)                             2058

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Robinson, Cousins, Tomlin,

                                Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly, Corcoran, Smith.

                                Subs used: McGuiness for Beecroft(84), Broadbent for Kelly(90)

                                Cambridge goals: 20p, 88.

 

Mon 9.2     Away   Burton Albion                  Lost 0-3                                            1291

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran, Smith.

                                Subs used: Cousins for Kelly(63), Beecroft for Wolleaston(72), Rankine for Tomlin(76)

                                Burton goals: 41, 46, 65.

 

 

Garry Hill resigned as Manager 10.2

Justin Edinburgh appointed as caretaker-manager 10.2

 

 

 

Sat 21.2    Away   Weymouth                     Won 9-0     Rankine(8/49), Tomlin(12/18), Hope(33),

                                                                     Wolleaston(59), Kelly(66/75),

                                                                     Robinson(88)                          967

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Cousins for Tomlin(HT), McGuiness for Osano(51), Smith for Rankine(59)

 

Tue 24.2    Home  York City                       Won 2-0     Burgess(58), Wolleaston(72)         1020

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Cousins, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Cousins(68), Beecroft for Downer(77), Rankine for Tomlin(88)

 

Sat 28.2    Home  Mansfield Town                Lost 0-1                                            1774

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Cousins, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Cousins(50), Beecroft for Corcoran(56), Arthur for Kelly(77)

                                Mansfield goal: 89p.

 

Sat  7.3    Away   Torquay United                Drew 1-1     Tomlin(65)                            2161

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Arthur, Wolleaston, Beecroft.

                                Subs used: Jelleyman for Robinson(51), Kelly for Arthur(57), Smith for Rankine(89)

                                Torquay goal: 41.

 

Tue 10.3    Home  Lewes                          Won 2-1     Wolleaston(1), Rankine(50p)         918

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Smith for Rankine(76)

                                Lewes goal: 6.

 

Sat 14.3    Away   Crawley Town                  Drew 0-0                                           777

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Smith for Rankine(70), Corcoran for Downer(79), Cousins for Wolleaston(84)

 

Sat 21.3    Away   Salisbury                       Drew 1-1     Wolleaston(18)                       924

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Robinson, Burgess, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Cousins for Beecroft(76)

                                Salisbury goal: 78.

 

Tue 24.3    Home  Oxford United                 Lost 1-3      Wolleaston(59)                       2085

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Robinson, Burgess, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Downer for Osano(10), Cousins for Beecroft(71), Smith for Rankine(78)

                                Oxford goals: 26, 70p, 90.

 

Sat 28.3    Away   Northwich Victoria            Lost 2-4      Rankine(60p), Wolleaston(62)        687

                      Roberts, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess, Cousins,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Cousins(52), Rankine for Beecroft(52)

                                Northwich goals: 13, 56, 68, 71.

 

Tue 31.3    Away   Grays Athletic                 Drew 0-0                                           695

                      Roberts, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess, Cousins,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Smith for Tomlin(67), McNamara for Wolleaston(84)

 

Sat 4.4     Home  Salisbury City                  Won 2-1     Hope(31), Cousins(41)                1352

                      Roberts, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess, Cousins,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Smith for Tomlin(50), McNamara for Wolleaston(73)

                                Salisbury goal: 86.

 

 

Sat 11.4    Home  Kettering Town                Won 1-0     Smith(82)                             3406

                      Roberts, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess, Cousins,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly.

                                Subs used: Smith for Cousins(64), McNamara for Wolleaston(67), Hilliard for Robinson(82)

 

Mon 13.4   Away   Histon                          Drew 0-0                                           1262

                      Roberts, McNamara, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Cousins, Rankine, Tomlin, Corcoran, Smith.

                                Subs used: Kelly for Tomlin(83)

 

Sat 18.4    Away   Forest Green Rovers           Lost 0-4                                            1185

                      Roberts, McNamara, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess,

                                Cousins, Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran, Smith.

                                Subs used: Rankine for Kelly(54), Beecroft for Wolleaston(61), Tomlin for Cousins(64)

                                Forest Green goals: 6, 38, 71, 84p.

 

Justin Edinburgh appointed as Manager 25.4

 

Sun 26.4    Home  Woking                         Won 3-1     Wolleaston(6), Rankine(35),

                                                                     Beecroft(50)                          1676

                      Roberts, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Burgess, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Beecroft, Kelly, Corcoran.

                                Subs used: Smith for Tomlin(61), Cousins for Rankine(70), McGuinness for Beecroft(78)

                                Woking goal: 10.

 

 

 

Total           ( played  46 won 16, drew 15, lost 15    goals  61 /  50 = 63pts – 11th )

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FA Cup

 

Sat 25.10   Away   Evesham United (4q)           Lost 0-2                                            609

                                Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Woodhouse, Phillips,

                                Clare, Burgess, Tomlin, Moloney, Corcoran.

                                Subs: Knight for Burgess(60), Smith for Clare(75), Kelly for Tomlin(77),

                                Evesham goals: 19, 80.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

FA Trophy

 

Sat 13.12   Away   Newport County (1)            Drew 1-1     Rankine(66)                           603

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Woodhouse, Phillips, Burgess,

                                Rankine, Tomlin, Wolleaston, Corcoran, Bolasie.

                                Subs used: Smith for Phillips(65), Jelleyman for Burgess(73), Kelly for Bolasie(77)

                                Newport goal: 72p.

                               

Tue 16.12  Home  Newport County (1r)           Drew 1-1AET                                       Smith(90+3)              421

                                                      (Won 5-3 on pens)

                                                      Pens: Rankine/Corcoran/Phillips/Smith/Woodhouse

                      Roberts, Osano, Jelleyman, Hope, Woodhouse, Rankine,

                                Tomlin, Wolleaston, Kelly, Corcoran, Brown.

                                Subs used: Smith for Brown(60), Bolasie for Wolleaston(60), Phillips for Jelleyman(80)

                                Newport goal: 48.

 

Sat 10.1    Away   Torquay United (2)            Lost 0-1                                            1728

                      Roberts, Osano, Hope, Robinson, Rankine, Tomlin,

                                Wolleaston, Cochrane, Kelly, Corcoran, Bolasie.

                                Subs used: Smith for Bolasie(56), Hilliard for Wolleaston(61)

                                Torquay goal: 70.

 

 

 

Setanta Shield

 

Tue 4.11    Home  Stevenage Borough (3)         Lost 0-3                                            430

                                Roberts, Osano, Clare, Burgess, Moloney, Wolleaston,

                                Beecroft, Kelly, Corcoran, Smith, A.McDonald.

                                Subs: Phillips for Burgess(33), Woodhouse for Clare(58), McGuiness for A.McDonald(64),

                                Stevenage goals: 84, 86, 88.

 

 

 

Maunsell Cup Final

 

Sat 26.7    Home  Peterborough Utd (F)          Won 2-1     Challinor(44), McDonald(69)         941

                                Marriott, Osano, Jelleyman, Burton, Hope, Challinor,

                                Kelly, Phillips, Clare, Mitchell, Tomlin.

                                Subs: Rankine for Clare(59), D.McDonald for Phillips(60), Corcoran for Challinor(65),

                                Gulliver for Mitchell(89).

                                Peterborough goal: 52.

 

 

 

Northants Hillier Senior Cup

 

Tue 16.9    Away   Rothwell Town (1)             Won 2-0     McDonald(22), Rankine(85)          183

                      Match played at Nene Park  

                                Day, McGuinness, D.McDonald, Gulliver, J.Roberts, Beecroft,

                                Kelly, Corcoran, Rankine, Clare, Smith.

                                Subs: Cox for McDonald(56), Hilliard for Clare(71), Hallford for Kelly(86).

 

Tue 11.11  Home  Rothwell Corinthians (QF)     Won 1-0     Phillips(75)                           160

                                Day, Wilcox, A.McDonald, Corcoran, Boden, Fortune,

                                McGuinness, Beecroft, Phillips, Smith, Tomlin.

                                Subs: Hilliard for Boden(62), Shariff for Phillips(78).

 

Tue 2.12    Home  Long Buckby (SF)              Lost 1-2      Clare (45+1)                          155

                                Day, Wilcox, A.McDonald, Roget, Higgins, Boden,

                                Kelly, McGuinness, Smith, Clare, Brown.

                                Subs: Cox for Boden(HT), Hallford for Brown(62), Shariff for Clare(63).

                                Long Buckby goals: 26, 56.       

 

Ebbsfleet United 1 Rushden & Diamonds 0

Neil Barrett struck the winning goal for Ebbsfleet United after 41 minutes to end a five game losing streak in the League for the Kent side. Diamonds failed to create much in the way of chances in the first 45 minutes, while the second half was marred by the dismissal of defender Simon Downer for a poor challenge on Luke Moore. The melee that followed saw both managers sent from their dugouts as tempers flared.

Since Diamonds exit from the FA Trophy at Torquay last weekend, Garry Hill had brought in loan signing Danny Broadbent from Huddersfield Town, and he started up front with Michael Rankine. In midfield, Justin Cochrane dropped down to the bench, while Rob Wolleaston had failed to recover from a hamstring injury. Yannick Bolasie was not named in the squad. This gave the opportunity for Andy Burgess to return to central midfield with a specially adapted face mask to protect his eye injury, while Jake Beecroft was recalled. At the back, Simon Downer replaced Michael Corcoran.

Fleet’s poor run in the League had only been interrupted with a couple of wins in the FA Trophy, and manager Liam Daish made four changes to the side which beat Stalybridge Celtic on Tuesday evening. Having made two loan signings from Wycombe Wanderers on Friday, and both Leon Crooks and Derek Duncan were brought in to bolster the back four. Neil Barrett returned to midfield, while Luke Moore partnered Michael Gash up front. Darius Charles (ankle) and Paul McCarthy (back) remain sidelined.

Ebbsfleet kicked off towards the Diamond supporters as both sides looked to improve on recent form. In the opening ten minutes, Jamie Hand came close to getting a shot away on goal after a quickly taken free kick by keeper Lance Cronin, but Chris Hope blocked the danger. At the other end, Hope’s header from a Marcus Kelly free kick lacked any power to cause the home defence problems.

Fleet looked more dangerous as the half progressed with Diamonds unable to create any openings for the front two. On 19 minutes, Michael Gash headed wide from Luke Moore’s cross, while Stacy Long’s fierce 25 yard shot went inches wide of the upright. Although under pressure, Diamonds defence did look solid as Gash sent another long range effort wide and just before the half hour point, Purcell went wide again from another Moore cross. Diamonds tried to break out on a couple of occasions but each time, the counter attack fizzled out. On 31 minutes, Purcell was fouled on the edge of the Diamonds penalty area, but Stacy Long sent the free kick over the bar without troubling keeper Dale Roberts.

It always seemed more likely that it would be the home side that went in front and on 41 minutes, they did just that as Luke Moore sent the ball in from the left. After a touch from Stacy Long, Dale Roberts was left wrong footed as Neil Barrett slotted the ball home from 6 yards. Just before the half time whistle, Barrett’s header forced a fine save from Roberts, although the lineman’s flag was already raised for offside.

 

Half time: Ebbsfleet United 1 – 0 Rushden & Diamonds

 

Diamonds tried to get back into the game as the second half commenced but they were penalised for some strong challenges, with Lee Tomlin, Curtis Osano and Michael Rankine all receiving cautions. Rankine almost got a decent run on goal early on, but Fleet captain James Smith did well to get back and divert the ball away for a corner. Simon Downer went just wide from the corner in Diamonds best chance of the game. Fleet were still stronger coming forward with Roberts clearing from Gash on the hour.

Lee Tomlin’s corner on 64 minutes was touched on by Chris Hope – Curtis Osano being unable to turn the ball towards goal. Garry Hill made all three substitutions on 69 minutes in a bid to liven things up. Neil Cousins, Sam Smith and Michael Corcoran replaced Rankine, Beecroft and Broadbent, but it was still the home side making the running with Michael Gash attempting to lob Roberts, then sending a header over the bar.

Diamonds chances of taking a point away from the game got that little bit harder on 81 minutes, when Simon Downer went in hard on Luke Moore close to the home dugout. While the referee debated whether the challenge was worthy of a yellow or a red card, there was a mass melee involving the Ebbsfleet substitutes, the management and a couple of the Diamonds players nearby. Garry Hill also got involved as the fourth official tried to calm things down. In the end, Downer was shown a red card, while Liam Daish, his assistant Alan Kimble and Garry Hill were all sent to the stands.    

With seven minutes of time added on, it was Ebbsfleet who looked more dangerous in the closing moments. Ricky Shakes, on for Stacy Long, shot just wide while Barrett came close to nipping in at the near post, but the ball stuck under his feet. Jamie Hand also fired over from the edge of the area.

Full time: Ebbsfleet United 1 – 0 Rushden & Diamonds

 

So Fleet’s poor run of results in the League came to an end as Diamonds never really got out of first gear. The home keeper Lance Cronin was never troubled with Lee Tomlin and Marcus Kelly unable to make use of the left and right flanks to allow the new strike partnership to flourish. On the plus side, Andy Burgess came through the 90 minutes well and was Diamonds man of the match. Still without a win since Christmas, Garry Hill will be hoping for a better performance next Friday evening (23rd) when they take on Forest Green Rovers at Nene Park.

 

Teams:

Ebbsfleet United: Cronin, Crooks, Smith(c), Long (Shakes 87), Gash, Stone, Barrett, Purcell, Moore, Hand, Duncan.

Subs not used: Mott, Pooley, Slatter, Ibe.

Rushden & Diamonds: Roberts, Osano, Hope, Downer, Robinson, Broadbent (Corcoran 69), Burgess(c), Rankine (Cousins 69), Tomlin, Beecroft (Smith 69), Kelly.

Subs not used: Day, Cochrane.

Goals: Barrett 41 (1-0).

Booked: Tomlin 52 (foul); Osano 60 (foul); Rankine 62 (persistant fouls); Hand 76 (foul), Duncan 90+5 (foul).

Sent off: Downer 83 (serious foul play).

Referee: Mr G.Jerden (Essex)

Attendance: 1121 (95 away).

By Dave Mason

Torquay United 1 Rushden & Diamonds 0

 

Rushden & Diamonds were desparately unlucky to go out of the FA Carlsberg Trophy at Plainmoor to a scrambled goal by Chris Hargreaves after 70 minutes. In a very entertaining game the Diamonds had dominated play for much of the game, and had come close to taking the lead on several occasions, but allowed the home side to score in one of the few periods they had significant possession. Late chances fell to Lee Tomlin and Michael Rankine but the Diamonds could not get a deserved equaliser.

It was thus even more disappointing to concede in the second half as they did – and there was doubt about whether either the referee or linesman had been able to see that the ball had crossed the line as the equivalent of a Rugby Union maul formed on the goalline, with the ball buried under several players.

The Diamonds brought in new signing Kurt Robinson at left-back in place of the injured Gareth Jelleyman, and included youngsters Joe Day (18), Jamie McGuinness (18), Lewis Hilliard (18) and George Cox (17) on the bench alongside Sam Smith (18). Lee Tomlin was playing up front with Michael Rankine, and Curtis Osano returned to his centre-back role. Tristan Plummer was making his debut for the Gulls in place of the suspended Tim Sills.

The pitch conditions were remarkably good, with a light overnight frost having thawed in good time, and the temperature remaining above freezing for the whole game.

The Diamonds dominance of the first half began almost immediately, with Marcus Kelly looking sharp, and debutant Karl Robinson impressing as he combined with Kelly down the left. Running onto a long ball from Marcus Kelly from an onside position, Yannick Bolasie ran past Michael Rankine who appeared to be offside, and ran unchallenged towards goal, but could only hit a rather tame shot that Bevan saved.

Lee Tomlin then produced a cross / shot from the right which Bevan had to tip over, and Chris Hope came close from the resultant corner as Bevan failed to gather, but the captain’s shot was deflected over. An excellent Diamonds move down the right involving Wolleaston and Bolasie saw Lee Tomlin hit a long cross that appeared easy to deal with, but Lee Mansell misjudged his chest-pass back to Bevan, and Marcus Kelly nipped in, but could only shoot at Bevan.

Dale Roberts was called into action for one of the few times in the first half on the quarter-hour mark when Justin Cochrane was rather harshly adjudged to have handled just outside the area, and from the resultant free kick by Lee Hodges, Roberts dived acrobatically to tip the shot around the post. The Diamonds keeper did have one scare when trying to mop up a long ball, seeing his clearance hit the onrushing Green, but Chris Hope was on hand to dispatch the ball into the stand.

Lee Tomlin was looking really dangerous up front for the Diamonds, as he created a chance for himself after picking up a loose pass from Wayne Carlisle and hit a powerful shot than Bevan did well to gather to his right, albeit needing two attempts. He also saw a lob over Bevan go aver the bar as he continued to harry the home defence into mistakes.

Roscoe d’Sane was lucky to escape a yellow card on 24 minutes as he tumbled to the ground in the area under a Corcoran challenge. This was followed by Rob Wolleaston winning a free kick in the centre circle, and the kick from Curtis Osano was flicked on by Chris Hope allowing Lee Tomlin to turn and shoot, but he will perhaps be disappointed that the shot only found the side-netting. Tomlin also had a shot just wide and Marcus Kelly put another shot over the bar as the Diamonds dominated.

The half thus ended with the scores even, but with the Diamonds the most disappointed not to be ahead – and possibly by more than one goal.

Half-Time : Torquay United 0 Rushden & Diamonds 0

The home side did manage to move up a gear at the start of the second period. Michael Corcoran continued to face the challenge of Roscoe D’Sane down the left for the Gulls, but as in the first half he tried to make a meal of what was an excellent and clean challenge from the Diamonds defender. In doing so he landed heavily on his shoulder, and although a stretcher was called for, he managed to make his own way off the pitch, but could take no further part in the action, being replaced by Eliot Benyon.

Eight minutes into the half there was a further sign that this might not be the Diamonds afternoon, as Steve Woods failed to deal with a bouncing ball, and Michael Rankine appeared to have a gilt edged chance, but he blazed well wide of the target in what was his first real chance on goal of the afternoon.

The home side then had a reasonable looking penalty claim turned down as Kurt Robinson tussled with Eliot Benyon. Perhaps it was a legacy of the earlier antics from Roscoe D’Sane in making a meal of well timed challenges in both halves that led referee Melin to also turn down this claim.

Sam Smith was brought into the action in place of Yannick Bolasie just before the hour mark. He initially stepped into a wide right role, and created a chance for Lee Tomlin as a result, but Tomlin was unable to convert the chance.

Justin Cochrane was having his best game for the Diamonds so far, but he picked up a yellow card for a foul on Wroe, when perhaps other players had escape yellows for lesser challenges.

The Diamonds had a scare on 59 minutes when Michael Corcoran lost his alignment in the Diamonds offside trap and played Green onside, but he was able to get back and make an excellent challenge on Plummer to save the day.

On the hour mark Rob Wolleaston pulled up with what looked like a hamstring injury, and he had to be replaced by Lewis Hilliard, making his debut in a senior game.

As the Diamonds were adjusting to the substitutions, the home side took the lead. The ball was worked to Tristan Plummer on the left corner of the penalty box, and after a number of impressive challenges earlier, this was the occasion where the attacker got the better of his marker Michael Corcoran, with the defender looking to ensure he didn’t cut inside, so instead he took the ball to the byline and hit a powerful cross along the ground across the area. A scrambled ensued, with four or five players all falling in a heap on the goalline, with the ball somewhere underneath them, but not visible from the main stand side. It was also not visible to the Assistant Referee on the far side of the pitch as he was unable to give a decision, and so when referee Melin blew his whistle the expectation was that it would be for a drop-ball – which could have been difficult to execute – but instead he signalled a goal. The home players then signalled that their captain Chris Hargreaves had been nearest to the ball, so he was credited with the goal. Had this been a Rugby Union game it would clearly have been a situation where the Video Referee would decide whether the ball had been carried over the line for a try, but in this case referee Melin decided to give the benefit of the doubt to the home side.

Shortly afterwards the hosts came close to extending their lead, but again Dale Roberts came to the rescue as he tipped over a 30 yard shot from Lee Mansell.

At the other end Lee Tomlin was continuing to create space for himself, on one occasion hitting a low cross which Michael Rankine could not convert, and then controlling a long ball from Kurt Robinson and running past his man and into the area and blasting the ball towards goal, bringing out a great save from Bevan.

Tristan Plummer was then replaced by Danny Stevens, giving Michael Corcoran his third opponent of the afternoon, and Stevens almost got an immediate return, as he beat the defender on the outside and hit a similar cross to the one that brought the goal, but this time Chris Hope was able to scramble the ball away.

Lee Tomlin was now back to his more normal role as a wide player, on the left, with Hope, Rankine and Smith in the centre, and he found Rankine with a precise pass, but the striker was able to have three attempts, on goal, the first two blocked and the third saved by Bevan.

The Diamonds weren’t finished, and with Chris Hope moving to play up front in what had become a 3-3-4 formation, he was the catalyst for one of the best moves of the game, with a volleyed 35 yard pass across the pitch to Sam Smith on the right, who showed great ball control to bring it under control, then beat his man to run into the area, and then hit a pinpoint cross into the area, but Michael Rankine could only direct his near-post header wide of goal. Hope also set up a chance directly for Rankine, but again the striker could not get his shot away, and had to settle for another Diamonds corner.

After five minutes of added time referee Melin blew for full-time, and the home side were greeted with cheers of relief from their fans. They had given their Man-of-the-Match to keeper Scott Bevan which helped to illustrate the depth of the Diamonds dominance, and although Tomlin and Rankine were guilty of missing many chances, the overall performance was one of the best of the season, and with better finishing they could have been travelling back to Northamptonshire safely in the next round, let alone having to face a replay. Some fans will think back to Season 2000-01 where the Diamonds went out of both the FA Cup and FA Trophy in their early stages, after success in the previous seasons – but did achieve their main aim that season.

There is now a week’s break before the trip to Northfleet to face Ebbsfleet United, but all of those 25 or so travelling Diamonds fans will be greatly encouraged by the performance, if frustrated by the failure to convert the possession and chances into goals.

Full-Time : Torquay United 1 Rushden & Diamonds 0

Teams :

Torquay United : Scott Bevan, Lee Mansell, Kevin Nicholson, Steve Woods, Lee Hodges, Roscoe d’Sane (Elliot Benyon 49), Nicky Wroe, Chris Hargreaves (Capt), Wayne Carlisle, Matt Green (Tyrone Thompson 90+1), Tristan Plummer (Danny Stevens 79)

Subs Not Used : Chris Robertson, Steve Adams

Rushden & Diamonds : Dale Roberts, Michael Corcoran, Kurt Robinson, Curtis Osano, Chris Hope (Capt), Yannick Bolasie (Sam Smith 56), Rob Wolleaston (Lewis Hilliard 61), Justin Cochrane, Marcus Kelly, Lee Tomlin, Michael Rankine

Subs Not Used : Joe Day, Jamie McGuinness, George Cox

Goal: Chris Hargreaves (70)

Yellow Cards : Justin Cochrane (foul 57),

Referee : P Melin

Attendance : 1728 (Away approx 25)

Diamonds Man of the Match : Lee Tomlin

Rushden & Diamonds 1 Stevenage Borough 1

 

Super-sub Sam Smith once again scored a late goal to help Rushden & Diamonds to a 1-1 draw with Stevenage Borough in the New Year’s Day game at Nene Park. As in the game at Broadhall Way on Boxing Day it was a defensive error that helped Boro to take the lead as Steve Morison was allowed to run through the Diamonds defence on a breakaway move after a Diamonds corner, a third of the way through the game.

Garry Hill had made six changes to the side that lost to Stevenage on Boxing Day – with Simon Downer making his debut in central defence, Neil Cousins making his first start up front at Nene Park, and returns to the side for Justin Cochrane, Yannick Bolasie, Michael Corcoran and Jake Beecroft. Stevenage fielded the same 16 as in the Boxing Day game. Corcoran played left back, with Curtis Osano at right back.

The Diamonds started brightly, with Simon Downer slotting in well at the back, and he had the first goalscoring opportunity of the game after four minutes when Lee Tomlin was fouled by Mark Albrighton on the right, and he delivered a free kick that Downer rose and headed back towards the right-hand post but it was cleared inside the six yard box. Lee Tomlin then had a run and shot that went wide, before Mark Roberts conceded a free kick by fouling Michael Rankine. Although the kick was cleared by Mark Albrighton for a corner, Chris Hope was able to get a clean header onto the corner, but Michael Bostwick was able to clear off the line.

The visitors first real chance came on 13 minutes as a Mitchell Cole cross from the left went across the area to Ronnie Henry running in on the right, and his powerful low shot was well saved by Roberts.

Incisive work down the right saw Cochrane, Osano, Tomlin and Rankine combine for the striker to turn and shoot, but his effort was blocked by Mark Roberts.

As the game neared the half-hour mark there was a sense that the new personnel were starting to weld into a team, with Osano starting to get forwards to support Tomlin giving the Diamonds their greatest threat down the right.

As in the game at Broadhall Way on Boxing Day it was a defensive error that helped Boro to take the lead. On 32 minutes Steve Morison was allowed to run through the Diamonds defence on a breakaway move after a Diamonds corner, and with central defenders Hope and Downer upfield it was Michael Corcoran who allowed Morison to run past him, and Curtis Osano was unable to catch the striker before he slotted home.

Morison also hit the bar shortly afterwards as he got on the end of a Drury corner, and then Mark Roberts missed a great chance to extend the lead as he saw his header well saved by Roberts, and then he could only spoon the rebound over the bar.

The Diamonds looked to have a decent chance denied when Yannick Bolasie was flagged offside in what looked a very marginal decision. At the other end a Drury shot looked goal bound but hit Lee Boylan.

The half ended with the visitors on top, but given so many changes in personnel the Diamonds had hope that the second half would deliver some return for their efforts.

Half-Time : Rushden & Diamonds 0 Stevenage Borough 1

The second half started fairly cautiously, with both sides struggling to create chances from open play, although Yannick Bolasie saw a dangerous looking shot blocked as he picked up a Chris Hope knock-down from a free-kick after Curtis Osano had been fouled by Bostwick. Hope had also seen a header go just wide as he got on the end of a Corcoran cross

On the hour mark the Diamonds began a series of changes, with firstly Kelly and Wolleaston replacing Bolasie and Cochrane, and then three minutes later Sam Smith replaced the limping Osano.

Simon Downer made perhaps his only mistake of the game, as he allowed David Bridges to close down his clearance, but Dale Roberts was alert and quickly closed the situation down and made a reflex save from the midfield player’s attempt on goal.

With the changes Lee Tomlin was back on the right side, and again he was finding space to get in dangerous crosses, one of which Mark Roberts did well to knock behind for a corner.

On 70 minutes Roberts was called into action to save again from Bridges as a Morison cross from the right found Bridges’ head.

Tomlin continued to find space, helped by impressive ball control, but his left foot let him down as he cut inside for a shot. On 75 minutes the Diamonds domination stepped up a gear, with a corner seeing Chris Hope head the ball down to Rob Wolleaston, and his effort was chested towards goal by Sam Smith, but Chris Day was able to smother the attempt on the line.

The following corner saw Day make his only mistake of the afternoon as he failed to gather a routine ball, and in the scramble Sam Smith saw his shot hit the bar and away to safety, giving the visitors one of their last attacking opportunities of the afternoon as Mitchell Cole broke clear, but the saving tackle by Lee Tomlin picked up a yellow card, and the resultant Drury freekick saw Callum Willock finding space for a free header which he could only direct wide.

Marcus Kelly was finding space on the left, and his shot was only half blocked, cannoning out to Sam Smith, but again the shot came back off the bar.

The Diamonds were having all of the play at this stage, and Lee Tomlin found space in the right channel to latch onto a ball hooked forwards by Simon Downer, and hit a dipping shot that went just over Day’s bar, and ended up behind the goal-net making some think the ball had gone in.

Tomlin then skill and technique to control a long crossfield ball from Wolleaston, and he took the ball to the by-line, but although Neil Cousins did well to get to the cross he could not convert it for his debut goal.

Still the Diamonds pressed, and keeper Day was forced to save from Rob Wolleaston as the game entered three minutes of injury time. It was in the last of those minutes that the Diamonds won a free kick wide on the left flank, as Michael Rankine was pushed by Michael Bostwick, awarded by referee Sutton capping a fine game and unfussy display. Lee Tomlin ensured that the wall was sufficiently far back, and then delivered into the box and into a group of players, with the ball falling loose for Sam Smith to prod home a late equaliser for the second time in three games at Nene Park.

The draw was certainly a deserved one, especially based on the performance in the last quarter, and particularly pleasing given it was against the same team that had beaten the Diamonds on Boxing Day. Simon Downer had an impressive debut, and neither Cousins nor Cochrane looked out of place, so the team will be looking forwards to the trip to Salisbury on Saturday.

Full Time: Rushden & Diamonds 1 Stevenage Borough 1

Teams :-

Rushden & Diamonds (White): Dale Roberts, Curtis Osano (Sam Smith 64), Simon Downer, Chris Hope (Capt), Michael Corcoran, Lee Tomlin, Jake Beecroft, Justin Cochrane (Rob Wolleaston 61), Yannick Bolasie (Marcus Kelly 61), Michael Rankine, Neil Cousins.

Subs Not Used : Alan Marriott, Gareth Jelleyman

Stevenage Borough (Blue): Chris Day, Scott Laird, Mark Albrighton, Lee Boylan (Callum Willock 58), Mark Roberts, David Bridges, Steve Morison (Capt), Mitchell Cole (Gary Mills 86), Andy Drury, Michael Bostwick, Ronnie Henry

Subs Not Used: Ashley Bayes, Luke Oliver, Jerome Anderson

Goals : Morison 32, Smith 90+2

Yellow Cards : Rankine, Bostwick, Tomlin

Referee : Mr G Sutton

Attendance : 1853 (Away 386)

Diamonds Man of The Match (chosen by Lewis Britchford and Family) : Michael Rankine

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