16 Apr 2022-3:00 pm
Half Time: 1-0
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
2 : 1
Bromsgrove Sporting
Full Time
Matthew Jackson (Sutton-in-Ashfield)
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Bromsgrove Sporting
31' Yellow Card
Joel Kettle
Joel Kettle
Goal 1:0 40'
Will Jones
53' Substitute
In:Jamie Molyneux
Out:Toby Raison
Jamie Molyneux
53' Substitute
In:Jordan Goddard
Out:Mitchel Candlin
Jordan Goddard
Yellow Card 61'
Jesse Akubuine
Substitute 63'
In:Connor Furlong
Out:Lewis Johnson
68' 1:1 Goal
Jonathan Letford
Assistant: Callum Ebanks
Jonathan Letford
Goal 2:1 72'
Connor Furlong
Substitute 77'
In:Adriel George
Out:Jordan Graham
Substitute 80'
In:Lauric Diakiesse
Out:Will Jones
90' 2:2 Goal
Jamie Molyneux
Jamie Molyneux

On Saturday Bromsgrove Sporting visited AFC Rushden and Diamonds.

With Rushden fighting for play-offs and Sporting fighting to stay up, the game was bound to be filled with passion from both sides.

The first half saw both sides create chances, Rushden went close to an opener after a scramble in the box however Sporting’s defensive duo of Kettle and McGrath defended well.

A flurry of corners for Sporting failed to produce anything, shortly after Rushden started to dominate the game. Just as the half was ending, Rushden took the lead through Will Jones who headed the ball past Ollie Taylor.

Shortly into the second half sporting manager Gavin Hurren made two changes seeing Raison and Candlin make way for Molyneux and Goddard.

After this change we saw Dugmore move into a more attacking role increasing Sportings threat going forward.

Rushden doubled their lead in the 70th minute with a brilliant strike from Connor Furlong.
Sporting reacted well, Josh Quaynor had a free-kick opportunity that was saved, and Jamie Molyneux hit a low shot wide of the keeper.

Just as full-time was approaching Jamie Molyneux hit his second low effort that went under Snedker and to the back of the net. There was 3 minutes of additional time in which Sporting played some very attacking football eager for the equaliser.

Jonathan Letford had a chance which then fell to Quaynor however his effort went well over the bar.

The game was controlled well by Rushden, however playing surfaces posed a problem for both sides throughout the game. Sporting now look to their final home game of the season against Stratford Town.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Bromsgrove Sporting
Off Target 5
On Target 6
On Target 7
Off Target 4
1 Yellow Cards 1
1 Corners 6
8 Fouls 7
1 Offsides 4
11 Shots 11
6 Shots on Goal 7
2 Goals 1
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Bromsgrove Sporting