Second Round Qualifying
AFC Rushden & Diamonds 4 Fakenham Town 1
Saturday, 15 September 2012
Diamonds enjoyed a successful bow in the FA Vase with an ultimately convincing win over their visitors from Norfolk.
The prolific Alfie Taylor set the ball rolling with a 24th minute opener for AFC.
The Ghosts equalised after 62 minutes when Toby Harris headed home from a corner.
Diamonds were back in front after 74 minutes when Taylor headed home after Chris Hope headed a Joe Merrill free kick back across goal.
With four minutes remaining Jack Wisniewski sealed Diamonds' place in the next round.
Recent recruit Jake Newman had the final word three minutes into time added, tapping in his first Diamonds goal after Taylor's effort rebounded from the crossbar.