Dean McDonald scored his 5th goal fro RDFC – his 1st official senior competitive strike – as he helped Rushden onto a 2-1 win over their local rivals. While one can never really take a cup final seriously if no earlier games are required to get to the final, the silverware will be more than welcome. Success breeds success, and Rushden have made the perfect pre-season start.
While I cannot access the Rushden fans’ forum (just me?!), Posh fans were very complimentary of Rushden’s performence:
Above: Rushden celebrate their winner, while the scoreboard valiantly battles to hold onto life.
The win is even more impressive when one considers that Curtis Woodhouse, Andy Burgess and Rob Wolleaston were all not playing yesterday, either still fighting back to fitness (the latter two), or having picked up a slight knock and being rested as a precaution (CW).