Date: Fri 28 Dec 2018

By David Simpson

Diamonds ready for Waders

Tough game ahead

Andy Peaks knows his AFC Rushden & Diamonds “can give anyone a game” as they get ready for a big clash against Biggleswade Town at Hayden Road. Diamonds go into the game in fourth place in the Evo-Stik League Premier Division Central having extended their unbeaten run to six matches after the 2-0 home success over St Neots Town on Boxing Day.

Biggleswade sit a place below Diamonds on goal difference and were 1-0 winners when the two sides met in the second game of the season in the reverse fixture. But Peaks has seen his side enjoy a magnificent first half of the campaign and he is looking forward to a big occasion tomorrow (Saturday), which is swiftly followed by the huge local derby at Kettering Town on New Year’s Day.

“I know I keep repeating it but I am just pleased with where we are,” the Diamonds boss said. “I would much rather be involved in a top-six clash than a bottom-six clash, that’s for sure! “Biggleswade beat us early on in the season in a close game and we felt we were a bit unfortunate. “But they are where they are for a reason. They are a big, strong side and we know it’s going to be a tough game.

Jon Dunham
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