YOUR QUICK GUIDE TO THE DIAMONDS FROM IRTHLINGBOROUGH....
Rushden and Diamonds Football Club RUSHDEN AND DIAMONDS
members of the Football League Division Two
Ground: Nene Park,
Diamond Way,
Irthlingborough,
Northants,
NN9 5QF
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Tel: 01933-652000
Websites: Official
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Getting there
By Car: (approx 81 miles from HW)
The recomended route to the ground is to leave the M1 at junction 15 (signposted Northampton A508). Follow signs for Northampton and after around 3 miles turn right onto the A45. Follow signs for Wellingborough until you reach junction with the A6. Turn right (s/p Kettering A6). Cross the bridge and then turn right at the next roundabout for the ground. There is parking close to the stadium.
Train: Wellingborough is the nearest station but this around 5 miles away and the bus service to the ground is infrequent. A taxi to the ground is recommended if you arriving by train. To connect from the south travel from London St Pancras with the usual connections from High Wycombe via London Marylebone.
Check www.nationalrail.co.uk for specific times and connections of trains.
Chairboy Connections
Players who have played for both Clubs.

Indicates player profile available

Drewe Broughton - Striker who had an unsuccessful one month loan spell at Wycombe in December 2004 while he was at Southend United. Ironically the previous two months had seen him make an impression at Rushden, scoring 4 times in 9 appearances. Originally a trainee at Norwich City, he made his biggest impact during two and half years at Kidderminster Harriers where bagged 20 goals in just over 100 games.
Miquel DeSouza - Scored 35 goals in three seasons at Wycombe before moving to Peterborough in February 1997 for 50,000. Joined Rushden in December 1998 and in an 18 month spell scored 13 goals in 35 appearances and was a regular in their side that gained promotion to the Football League in May 2000. Has since played for Boston United and Farnborough. Previous clubs also include Birmingham City and Southend United.
Roy Essandoh - Played for Rushden for a short spell prior to answering Wycombe's teletext plea for a striker in March 2001. The rest is history. Has since gone on to play for Cambridge City, Grays Athletic and Gravesend.
Micky Nuttell Boston born striker who played at Peterborough and Cheltenham before moving to Wycombe in 1991. Joined Boston United in 1991 for 14,000 before a 10,000 move to Rushden where he was top scorer in the 1993/94 season with 9 goals.

Also Steve Brown played for Irthlingborough Diamonds in the mid to late 1980's prior to his main career with Northampton Town and Wycombe.


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Chairboys all-time record against The Diamonds
DATE COMP V R SCORE ATT
Sat, Sep 6, 2003 FL2 A L 0-2 4,192
Sun, Dec 28, 2003 FL2 H L 0-2 5,421
Tue, Oct 19, 2004 FL3 H D 1-1 3,884
Sat, Feb 12, 2005 FL3 A W 2-1 3,490
Sat, Oct 15, 2005 FL3 H D 0-0 5,231
Sat, Apr 22, 2006 FL3 A W 3-1 3,396
Key:
FL2 = Football League Division Two
FL3 = Football League Division Three/'League Two'
The 2003/4 season was the first time that the two sides meet at First Team level. The only previous meetings had come in Reserve team games.
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