Saturday 12 March 2016, Royston Town 1 AFC Rushden & Diamonds - Southern League, Division One Central - Garden Walk Stadium
With both teams pushing for a play off place I expected a close game - and I got one, with Rushden the best supported team in the Division I expected a big crowd and I got one but what was not expected (but very welcome) was the almost Summer like conditions that added to the big ground made this a very enjoyable afternoon.
Rushden supporters seemed to outnumber the home fans but from the start it seemed that the Rushden fans were not expecting much a recent dip in form and a number of new arrivals meant many expected a hard game. they got that and Royston deserved their win with a far better work commitment and some excellent displays in what was great all round team performance.
After the game, Rushden fans gave the match officials some stick but you could tell that even the Rushden fans knew they were clutching at short straws as they had in fact been second best all over the park today.
Both clubs could end up facing each other again the play-offs but Rushden need to start winning again or they might not even make the play-offs.