Second-class Posh beaten in dull encounter

July 30th, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

Stolen from my Dictionary:
Dull (adj)- causing boredom; tedious; uninteresting.
Not a bad way to describe the ‘battle’ between Rushden and Peterborough on a wet Wednesday night, then? With Peterborough sending out a weaker side than promised, and with Justin Edinburgh still rotating both players and formations, half an hour in I was contemplating why I even bothered [...]

MK Dons? No Problem.

July 30th, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

Rushden continued their excellent pre-season with a 2-1 win over a full-strength MK Dons side, before a second string side drew 2-2 with near neighbours Corby Town.
The game against MK Dons was full of action, but MK took the lead when Mark Carrington drilled in from the edge of the area. Aaron O’Connor slotted home the [...]

Akurang Joins On Season-Long Loan

July 24th, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

Barnet’s 6ft 2in powerhouse Cliff Akurang has joined Rushden on a season-long loan deal, in a move that will see him link up again with former team-mates Max Porter and Nicky Nicolau, who is currently on trial.
28 year-old Akurang, whose previous clubs include Dagenham, Histon, and Weymouth, scored 10 times in 33 starts for the Bee’s, and [...]

Honours Even In Impressive Display

July 23rd, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

Rushden fans left Nene Park happy after putting together a resolute performance against a strong Nottingham Forest side, which included seven of their nine summer recruits.
Justin Edinburgh put out a similar side to the one that lost to Grimsby on Saturday, although Forest loanee James Reid took Lee Tomlins’ place on the left wing, with [...]

New Home Strip Launched

July 21st, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

Rushden and Diamonds have unveiled their long-awaited home kit for the forthcoming season. Trying to replicate the retro style shirt of the clubs early era, Rushden have gone back to the white shirt/blue shorts combination, to which has gained a positive reaction from most fans.

Errea South West Challenge Cup: A Review

July 21st, 2009 by rushden-till-i-die

Ultimately, the word ringing in Justin Edinburghs’ ears at the moment will be ‘pleased’. Pleased at the way that Rushden held off Blackpool’s advances, at the way Rushden peppered Barnstaple’s goalmouth, and, despite what seems like a heavy 4-1 defeat to Grimbsy, pleased at the way Rushden attacked continuously. Anyone watching from this seasons’ opposition [...]

Deano delights Rushden fans

July 29th, 2008 by rushdentillidie

The Maunsell Cup was claimed for a fourth time infront of the Rushden fans as two top-drawer goals either side of half-time gave the Diamonds a deserved win over League One side Peterborough United.
Despite manager Garry Hill being unable to attend, the backroom staff put out a strong line up, and also giving new player-coach [...]

Influential Woodhouse to captain Diamonds

July 28th, 2008 by rushdentillidie

Rushden and Diamonds manager Garry Hill has announced his Club Captain and Team Captain for the forthcoming season. Experienced midfielder Curtis Woodhouse will take on the role of Team Captain, taking charge of ‘on field’ activities. Andy Burgess, the clubs’ longest serving player, will become Club Captain, taking charge of ‘off field’ activities. Burgess will [...]

Youngsters sign new extensions

July 28th, 2008 by rushdentillidie

Rushden and Diamonds youngsters Sam Smith and Jake Beecroft are said to be ‘delighted’ to have signed new 3-year contracts.
Powerful striker Smith, made his debut towards the end of last season after being spotted whilst playing for Corby Town Under 18’s. After several unfortunate attempts, Sam finally scored his first senior goal against champions Aldershot [...]

Defensive duo sign for Diamonds

July 28th, 2008 by rushdentillidie

Rushden and Diamonds have signed defensive pairing Sagi Burton and Gareth Jelleyman on deals that run until the end of the forthcoming season. Both players impressed manager Garry Hill during pre-season friendlies with Halstead Town, and, in particular, Portimonense SC and Bristol City whilst in the Algarve.
Thirty year-old Burton, a Barbados international, arrives at Nene [...]