AFC Rushden & Diamonds 4 Peterborough Utd Reserves 0
 

Basic Information

Date 27th July 2012.
Stadium The Dog and Duck, Wellingborough, Northamptonshire, England
Competition Friendly.
Attendance 441.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds finally play their first ever home game after 2 rained-off attempts, and easily beat a young Posh side. Troy Johnston almost immediately gives the home side the lead, only to be denied by Joe Day. Tim Cary and Scott Griffiths come close, then Peter Okechukwu is forced off with injury. Jack Wisniewski sets up Alfie Taylor for the opener, who grabs his second minutes later following a powerful run. Decent Ellwood closes the half by hitting the post. Half-time changes reinvigorate Posh, but they are unable to find a way through Quincy Shorunmu. Rushden eventually grab another when Louis Smith's free kick isn't cleared, and Chris Hope is able to stab the ball home. Another Smith free kick sees the scoring complete: this time the ball falls to Elliot Dent on the edge of the area, and his low shot deceives substitute keeper Alex Lynch. Posh almost grab a consolation in the dying moments, only for Joe Burgess's effort to strike the outside of the post.

Teams

AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Management
Mark Starmer
Andy Peaks (assistant)
Starting line-up
17 Quincy Shorunmu (-81')
2 Jamie O'Grady (-51')
3 Sam Brown (-68')
5 Chris Hope Goal (-81')
6 Aynsley McDonald (captain)
7 George Cox (-76')
8 Troy Johnston (-51')
9 Alfie Taylor Goal Goal (-68')
10 Deven Ellwood (-74')
11 Peter Okechukwu (-22')
12 Jack Wisniewski (-81')
Substitutes
4 Elliot Dent Goal (+51')
13 Ashley Foulger (+81')
14 Alex Deakin (+81')
15 Louis Smith (+76')
16 Joe Merrill (+22')
18 Jake Gillingwater (+51')
19 Manny Soetan (+74')
20 Ben Morgan (+68')
21 Matthew Brady (+81')
22 Lee Gotch (+68')
Peterborough Utd Reserves
Management
Unknown.
Starting line-up
13 Joe Day (-46')
2 Charlie Butt (off)
3 Scott Griffiths
4 Jermaine Anderson (off)
5 Jerry Wilshire (on trial)
6 Jack Hendry (off)
7 Tim Cary
8 Tom Wood
9 Jonson Clarke-Harris (-46')
10 Charlie Coulson
11 Nicky Ajose (off)
Substitutes
- Alex Lynch (+46')
- Matt Carter (on)
- Matt Sparrow (on)
- Levi Wright
- Regan Carthey (on)
- Joe Burgess (on)
- Jack Sellick
- Jameel Sinclair (on) (on trial)
- Luke O'Reilly