On Sunday (4pm) Rushden’s 51-game season draws to a close. Across the board, in the league and cups, it has been another dissapointing season for the club. However, ignoring the FGR game, results have dramatically increaed under JE and the win over Kettering was really just the icing on the cake.
There is a strange similarity between Sunday’s game and last season’s last game. Both opponents would be leaving the Conference – this time, of ocurse, for different reasons. With Woking fans set to enjoy free travel to Nene Park, it should be an interesting match and atmosphere.
Rushden still have to determine their final league position (10th-13th) as well as the club’s top scorer (Tomlin and Smith both have 8 in the league, while Wolleaston has 7 – Rankine needs a dramatic last-game hat-rick to take the plaudits, with 6 goals in the league thus far).
This will be Rushden’s first home game since Sam Smith upset his father by scoring the winner against Kettering. It would be great to get anything resembling the atmosphere we had for that game – the only way for this to happen is if as many fans as possible come to enjoy Justin Edinburgh’s Rushden and Diamonds’ last game of the season.