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Alvechurch
AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Sat 8 Dec 15:00 - The Evo-Stik South - Premier Division Central Full time Attendance 241

Alvechurch 0-0 AFC Rushden and Diamonds

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Church battle to goalless draw

Alvechurch battled out a hard-fought draw against fellow play-off rivals AFC Rushden and Diamonds.

Both these teams have made good starts to life at Step 3 football, but neither side could find a breakthrough as the game ended goalless, meaning that both clubs end the weekend in the play-off places.

Despite this there were chances for both sides. In the first half Dave Bellis, Ash Carter, and Andre Landell all forced saves from Rushden keeper Ben Heath, while Josh March headed just over from a corner. As well as this Paul Evans was on hand to make a save from Declan Rogers free-kick.

In the second half the game continued to be a tight affair. Evans was on hand to save from Alexander Collard, while Rushden forward Tom Lorraine fired wide. Church then nearly took the lead, when Landell got on the end of a Kieron Cook pass but he was again denied by Heath.

Rushden then saw two chances saved by Evans as Ben Farrell and Joe Curtis tried their luck, but the game finished all even, with neither side giving an edge.

That result means that it is now three league games without a win for Ian Long's side and they will be hoping to change that when the travel to Lowestoft Town next week.

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Highlights

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80:00 Sub Off
Andre Carvalho-Landell is substituted off for Alvechurch
80:00 Sub On
Aaron Lloyd is substituted on for Alvechurch
77:00 Sub Off
Ben Farrell is substituted off for AFC Rushden & Diamonds
77:00 Sub On
Joe Curtis is substituted on for AFC Rushden & Diamonds
75:00 Sub Off
John Dean is substituted off for AFC Rushden & Diamonds
75:00 Sub On
Sam Johnson is substituted on for AFC Rushden & Diamonds
74:00 Sub On
Ryan Winwood is substituted on for Alvechurch
74:00 Sub Off
Mitch Botfield is substituted off for Alvechurch
65:00 Yellow Card
Josh March is yellow carded for Alvechurch
63:00 Sub On
Kieran Cook is substituted on for Alvechurch
63:00 Sub Off
Luke Yates is substituted off for Alvechurch
End of period 1
28:00 Yellow Card
John Dean is yellow carded for AFC Rushden & Diamonds
Start of the game
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As it happened

  • Alvechurch
  • AFC Rushden & Diamonds
  • 0
  • John Dean Yellow Card 28:00'
  • Kieran Cook Sub On 63:00'
  • Luke Yates Sub Off 63:00'
  • Josh March Yellow Card 65:00'
  • Ryan Winwood Sub On 74:00'
  • Mitch Botfield Sub Off 74:00'
  • Sam Johnson Sub On 75:00'
  • John Dean Sub Off 75:00'
  • Joe Curtis Sub On 77:00'
  • Ben Farrell Sub Off 77:00'
  • Aaron Lloyd Sub On 80:00'
  • Andre Carvalho-Landell Sub Off 80:00'

Team selection

AFC Rushden & Diamonds
  • 1. Ben Heath
  • 2. Zack Reynolds
  • 3. Sam Brown
  • 4. Blaize Punter
  • 5. Alexander Collard
  • 6. Declan Rogers
  • 7. Albert Hopkins
  • 8. Ben Farrell
  • 9. Tom Lorraine
  • 10. John Dean
  • 11. Nathan Hicks
  • 12. Daniel Clifton
  • 13. Nathan Pickworth
  • 14. Joe Curtis
  • 15. Sam Johnson
  • 16. Patrick Casey

League round up

Other Premier Division Central results

3
3
King's Lynn Town
Halesowen Town
0
1
Tamworth
Kettering Town
3
0
Royston Town
4
6
Rushall Olympic
1
2
Hitchin Town
St Ives Town
2
1
St Neots Town
3
1

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# Team Pl Pts
1. Kettering Town 42 94
2. King's Lynn Town 42 80
3. Stourbridge 42 78
4. Alvechurch 42 73
5. Stratford Town 42 72
6. Coalville Town 42 67
7. Biggleswade Town 42 66

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