Harrowby United 0 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 3
Saturday, 01 September 2012
Diamonds moved to the top of the table while condeming their fellow newboys to a third successive reverse.
Alfie Taylor's ninth minute spot kick put the visitors on their way to victory. Taylor had been fouled himself as he latched onto a Deven Ellwood flick.
Home keeper Jack Drury saved well from Ellwood late in the half.
Four minutes into the second half Taylor doubled the AFC advantage with his fifth goal in three matches. New recruit Jamie Gilsenan's through pass created the opening.
Diamonds debutant Gilsenan completed the scoring with a 25 yard volley off the frame of the goal five minutes past the hour mark.
Late on a goalline clearance denied Ellwood a place on the scoresheet.
Harrowby: Jack Drury, Matt Hodgkin (Sam Weatherstone), Tom Vorley, Jack Whyley, Seb Firman, Sam Hill, Scott Webb (Bobby Lee), Simon Bolland, Andy Glencross (Craig Wilson), Lee Shaw, Liam Harper.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds: Quincy Shorunmu, Joe Merrill, Sam Brown, Sean McBride, Chris Hope, Aynsley McDonald, Elliot Dent, Jamie Gilsenan (George Cox), Alfie Taylor (Ben Morgan), Deven Ellwood, Jack Wisniewski (Peter Okechukwu).