For the first time this season, Rushden failed to score in two consecutive games. Oxford were the late, late victors last night, as they continued their end-of-season run of form.
A crowd of 4631 (of which 169 were travelling fans) watched the action, as Rushden just failed to make it 10 points from their last 5 games. The Diamonds remain in 15th place after the game, four points behind, but with a game in hand over, York City.
With two games to go, Rushden can finish, at highest, 13th in the table, a position below last season. The spot is currently held by Grays Ath., who Rushden will take on on Thursday evening.
With two games to go, Rushden are 4 points off equaliing last season’s points tally.
(Above: A small group of Rushden fans sing on after the full-time whistle)
5 games in 11 days is a lot to ask of a group of players at the season’s end, but the fixtures continue on Thursday and Saturday, as the Diamonds finish up their league campaign.
Check back later for match previews to both games.