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AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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Southern League 18/12/2021 @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

ROYSTON TOWN FC v AFC RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS FC

Saturday 18th December 2021

 

A Nathan Tshikuna penalty proved to be the winner, as AFC Rushden & Diamond won this mid-table battle.

The first half was a completely forgetful affair, with the exception of one piece of quality that gave the visitors the lead in the 28th minute. Having drifted across the field Adriel George’s defence splitting pass played in Connor Furlong, whose clipped cross to the back post was headed in by Ty Deacon.

The second half was a much better spectacle with both teams showing much more attacking intent. Straight from kick off Finlay Titchmarsh saw his shot turned around the post by Dean Snedker. It was however Rushden who doubled their lead in the 62nd minute. Tricky wing play by George saw him advance into the box, getting the wrong side of Rhamar Garrett-Douglas who ended up fouling the winger. Tshikuna stepped up and confidently despatched the penalty, sending Dimitrious Kyriatzis the wrong way.

The Crows responded almost immediately, as Titchmarsh’s cross was nodded on by Adam Murray and Scott Bridges volleyed home to halve the deficit. Royston pressed for an equaliser and despite a number of corners and long throws were unable to create any clear-cut chances to trouble Snedker, as the away side stood firm and claimed the three points, to keep them above the Crows in the league.

Royston: 1-Kyriatzis, 17-Garrett-Douglas (9-Adams 66), 3-Mensah, 6-Henry, 14-Brighton, 7-Titchmarsh, 20-Newton, 4-Bridges (19-Mentis 70), 11-Galliford (16-Gouldbourne 77), 5-Murray ©, 10-Bateman

Unused: GK-Welch, 12-Tigwell

MOM – Matt Bateman

 

ROYSTON TOWN   AFC RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS
3 EFFORTS ON TARGET 3
4 EFFORTS OFF TARGET 1
5 BLOCKED SHOTS 4
10 FREE KICKS AWARDED 12
10 CORNERS 4
1 YELLOW CARDS 3
0 RED CARDS 0

Royston Town 1 - 2 AFC Rushden & Diamonds

  • Saturday 18 December 2021 @ 3:00 pm
  • Southern League 
  • Garden Walk
  • Attendance: 382
  • Referee: Graham Swanton
GLS
12 Spyros Mentis Scott Bridges
13 Brandon Adams Rhamar Garrett-Douglas
14 Marcus Gouldbourne Isaac Galliford
15 Joe Welch
16 Louie Tigwell
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Played
4
Won
2
Drawn
2
Lost

Previous meetings

05 Dec 15 3:00 pm League AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town 1 - 4
12 Mar 16 3:00 pm League Royston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1 - 0
26 Apr 16 7:45 pm Play-Offs Royston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1 - 2
15 Sep 18 3:00 pm League Royston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2 - 1
30 Mar 19 3:00 pm League AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town 0 - 0
14 Sep 19 3:00 pm League AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town 1 - 1
28 Sep 21 7:45 pm League AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town 1 - 3
18 Dec 21 3:00 pm League Royston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1 - 2