Rushden and Diamonds
Rushden and Diamonds
Founded in 1992 as the result of the merger of Rushden Town and Irthlingborough Diamonds, Rushden and Diamonds were for a short period of time league opponents of Lilywhites. Unfortunately they were to get into finanicial trouble and in June 2011 were expelled from the Conference North as they could not guarantee that would be able to complete all their fixtures the following season. Shortly afterwards the Club, who had used the foremr home of Irlingborough Diamonds, was dissolved. Their ground was then used by Kettering Town for a short period of time.
26.12.1994 Cambridge City 2 - 3 Rushden and Diamonds Cambridge City team: Kevin Murray, Gordon Retallick, Andy Pincher, Colin Vowden, Andy Beattie, Steve Gawthrop, Shaun Harrington, Neil Pope, John McLean, Gary Roberts and Paul Coe. Sub used by the Lilywhites, while their goalscorers were Roberts and Coe.
17.4.1995 Rushden and Diamonds 2 - 1 Cambridge City
16.3.1996 Cambridge City 0 - 2 Rushden and Diamonds
6.4.1996 Rushden and Diamonds 2 - 1 Cambridge City
Founded in 1889, Rushden Town were Southern Premeir League opponents of the Lilywhites for just one season because despite finishing eighth in the division, they were relegated back to the Southern League Midlands because of the poor state of thier Hayden Road ground. This had been their ground since 1922. After their merger with Irthlingborough Diamonds, their old ground was taken over by Rushden Rangers of the Northamptonshire Conference. Rushden Rangers have since merged with Higham United to become Rushden and Higham, they still play at Higham Road.
12.3.1991 Rushden Town 4 - 1 Cambridge City Keith Lockhart scored for the Lilywhites from the penalty spot.
30.3.1991 Cambridge City 1 - 4 Rushden Town Scorer for the Lilyhites was Gary Grogan
Westgate Insurance Cup
31.10.1989 Rushden Town 4 - 0 Cambridge City Round One
Irthlingborough Diamonds, who's home ground had been Nene Park in Irlingborough, were founded in 1946 and were only to met the Lilywhites in cup competitions.
24.10.1970 Irthlingborugh Diamonds 2 - 2 Cambridge City 3rd Qualifying Round Both goals for the Lilywhites were scored by Stan Marshall
29.10.1970 Cambridge City 3 - 0 Irthlingborough Diamonds 3rd Qualifying Round Replay Goalscorers for the Lilywhites were Smith (2) and Marshall.
25.9.1976 Cambridge City 3 - 1 Irthlingborough Borough Prem. Round Goals for the Lilywhites were scored by Doyle, Rule and Smith
Nene Park, Irthlingborough - Home of both Irthlingborough Diamonds and then Rushden & Diamonds