For the second time in just under two weeks, Rushden and Salisbury go head to head. The visitors have not lost in 11 games, conceding just four goals in that time (compared to Rushden’s fourteen conceded goals in the same period). Goal difference is all that seperates the teams in the division. However, despite these contrasting runs of recent form, Salisbury have never beaten Rushden.
|19||Dale Roberts||James Bittner||23|
|21||Jake Beecroft||Jonathan Bass||2|
|8||Kurt Robinson||Luke Ruddick||26|
|5||Chris Hope||Michael Brough||5|
|6||Simon Downer||Djoumin Sangare||17|
|12||Neil Cousins||Ian Herring (Capt)||12|
|11||Andy Burgess (Capt)||Brian Dutton||16|
|17||Rob Wolleaston||Darrell Clarke||15|
|23||Marcus Kelly||Sean Clohessy||20|
|15||Lee Tomlin||Daniel Webb||28|
|14||Michael Rankine||Charlie Griffin||18|
|4||Nicky McNamara||Charles Ademeno||27|
|25||Sam Smith||Patrick Cox||25|
|27||Lewis Hilliard||Neil Martin||29|
|16||Josh Ford||Matt Tubbs||10|
|20||Jamie McGuinness||Michael Fowler||29|
14:45 Not long until kick-off. Radio Diamonds (http://www.radiodiamonds1503am.co.uk/) is playing “Brown Eyed Girl”. Very nice 😉
14:52 Andy Burgess just urged us to stay tuned to Radio Diamonds.
15:15 Sounds like a good enough crowd there today, with a kids’ special of some sort, as well as the nice weather.
15:30 Kettering are losing 🙂
15:33 Hope scores to put the Diamonds ahead!
2-0 Neil Cousins gets his first goal for the club.
Despite a late surge from Salisbury, Rushden extended their unbeaten run against the visitors to six games, as well as consolidating their position as 11th in the table. Kettering losing, and, subsequently, almost definitely saying goodbye to their promotion hopes, was just the icing on the cake.
Att. 1352 (away:100)
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