Olney Town 0 AFC Rushden & Diamonds 1
Saturday, 08 September 2012
Division One leaders Diamonds held on to top place in the section, but it was a close run thing at East Street.
Rob Heaney and Shaun Winconek had Nurserymen chances early on while Alfie Taylor struck the woodwork for Diamonds in the first half as did Jamie Gilsenan with a fiercely struck free kick.
The contest looked set to end in a scoreless stalemate but in the final minute of the match Alfie Taylor's sixth goal of the season gave the newcomers a third victory of the season. Taylor headed in a long throw from Sam Brown.
Olney: Stuart Dorrill, Paul Blackwell, Lewis Strafford, Ed Wheatley, Jason Goldman, James Pacifici, Marc Umney, Sam Parrish, Shaun Winconek (Dean Torto), Deanio Bailey-Brown (Immanuel Soetan), Rob Heaney.
AFC Rushden & Diamonds: Quincy Shorunmu, Joe Merrill, Sam Brown, Sean McBride, Chris Hope, Aynsley McDonald, Elliott Dent (Louis Smith), Jamie Gilsenan, Alfie Taylor, Deven Ellwood (Jake Newman), Peter Okechukwu (Ben Morgan).