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Corby Town v AFC Rushden and Diamonds

7 months ago By James McCafferty

The Steelmen host local rivals AFC R&D on Friday in the final pre-season friendly before the season begins a week on Saturday.

After the high of Sunday, Bell used last night’s friendly against a young Northampton Town team to get some minutes into the legs of his squad, and will now be looking to get his team gelled before the visit of Romulus on Saturday August 12th.

The game will provide a good test for Bells men, having finished last season in the play-off places, losing 1-0 in extra time to the eventual winners, Witton Albion.

During the close season, Andy Peaks side were moved across to the Evo-Stik Southern league Central division. They contain a number of ex steelmen, most notably Liam Dolman. Bully was a big bruising centre half and became a fans favourite during his time here.

David Bell strengthened his squad on Tuesday evening with the signings of Ollie Brown-Hill and Paul Bastock.

Brown-Hill was at Diamonds at the end of last season, and has played for England at under 18 and 19 level. The wide man also appeared for league rivals Stamford at the start of last season.

Bastock played for Diamonds just after the 2nd world war, and can class Corby as his 20th club since turning pro.

Paul is one of the most respected players in non league football and will be bringing just shy of 30 years of experience with him to help hopefully guide the Steelmen back into step 3.

Admission for the game on Friday will be £7 adults, £4 Concessions and £2 kids.

Updated 10:31 - 21 Aug 2017 by James McCafferty

Where next?

Romulus In Focus With the new season only 4 days away, we have a look at our first opponents, Romulus FC.
Summer Football Camp A summer football camp will be held at Steel Park this month


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