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AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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Southern League 12/11/2022 @ 3:00 pm Garden Walk

ROYSTON TOWN FC v AFC RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS FC

Saturday 12th October 2022

 

An 81st-minute penalty from Royston substitute Matt Bateman secured the 3 points for the home side and gave them their first win in seven games.

The Crows took an early lead as Ronnie Henry was on hand to finish from close range in the 7th minute after Adam Murray had headed back a deep corner from Nathan Tshikuna. The Diamonds nearly responded straight away as Dimi Kyriatzis had to be alert to turn away Fraser Corden’s long-range effort.

Royston continued in the ascendency as Connor Furlong, Alfie Williams and Tshikuna were all denied by Dean Snedker in the AFC goal. The Diamonds got themselves in some good areas but struggled to penetrate the home defence, although Royston were indebted to a fine point-blank range save from Kyriatzis, as he turned Jack Connor’s effort over, right on the stroke of half-time.

The away side were not to be denied for long though, as in the 53rd minute Miguel Ngwa scored an equaliser from the edge of the box, as his low effort beat Kyriatzis at his near post.

The game became increasingly stretched as both sides looked to attack. Murray should really have scored for the home side, as a long Joel Nakatani-Brown ball was not dealt with by the away defence, but he blasted his effort straight at Snedker and it bounced away to safety.

And so it was left to Bateman to slot home the winner, as he calmly despatched the penalty after Kartell Dawkins was possibly harshly penalised for a close-range handball and give the Crows a much-needed 3 points.

 

Royston: 13-Kyriatzis, 2-Da Silva, 3-Nakatani-Brown, 4-Mentis (16-Bell-Toxtle 79), 5-Murray ©, 6-Henry, 7-Robson (17-Bateman 70), 8-Williams, 10-Tshikuna, 11-Furlong (15-Harness 60), 20-Newton

Unused – 12-Keane, 14-Bustamante

MOM – Adam Murray

 

ROYSTON TOWN AFC RUSHDEN & DIAMONDS
7 EFFORTS ON TARGET 4
4 EFFORTS OFF TARGET 6
2 BLOCKED SHOTS 1
9 FREE KICKS AWARDED 16
5 CORNERS 3
2 YELLOW CARDS 2
0 RED CARDS 0

Royston Town 2 - 1 AFC Rushden & Diamonds

  • Saturday 12 November 2022 @ 3:00 pm
  • Southern League 
  • Garden Walk
  • Attendance: 345
  • Referee: Matthew Fletcher
GLS
12 Fernando Bell-Toxtle Spyros Mentis
13 Matt Bateman Jarid Robson 1
14 Kian Harness Connor Furlong
15 Shaun Keane
16 Max Bustamante
10
Played
5
Won
3
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
12 Nov 22 3:00 pm League Royston Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds 2 - 1
15 Apr 23 3:00 pm League AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town 1 - 1