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Diamonds Hit Thame For Six

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AFC Rushden & Diamonds managed to get their Hayden Road pitch fit for play on Tuesday night and were rewarded by hammering mid-table Thame United 6-0 to move five points clear at the top of the Evo-Stik League South East table.

In front of a crowd of 334, the game was virtually done and dusted by half-time with Diamonds 4-0 up.

Ryan Robbins gave the hosts a 14th minute lead that Joel Gyasi doubled on 32 minutes.

Ben Farrell made it 3-0 with 42 minutes gone on the clock, and a second for Robbins right on the stroke of half-time gave the Diamonds a commanding interval lead.

Farrell added his second to make it a nap hand for Andy Peaks` side just past the hour-mark, and when they were awarded a penalty 2 minutes from time, Robbins took the opportunity to complete his hat-trick.

The last time bottom-markers Arlesey Town won a league game was back on September 16th when they won 2-0 at Fleet Town.

They made it two away wins in hammering managerless Aylesbury FC 5-1 on their own patch.

It proved a great evening for the visitors` Tony Williams, who helped himself to a hat-trick in the 13th, 28th and 57th minutes.

Joe Steele on 59 minutes and, after Harry Scott had reduced the deficit for the Moles on 64 minutes, Arti Krasniqi on 73 minutes, completed the rout.

Hayes & Yeading United missed the chance to move into joint-third after losing 2-0 at the Runnymede Stadium to mid-table Egham Town.

The Sarnies, who beat Diamonds last time out, had a brace from Ryan Debattista in the 10th and 77th minutes to thank for the points.

In the evening`s other game, Uxbridge sealed a 1-0 win at Chestnut Avenue against neighbours Northwood, courtesy of a goal 4 minutes into stoppage time at the end of the game from Luke Maguire.


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