Rayment demanding action from Rushden

Tulips boss Pat Rayment with his number two, Marcus Ebdon.
Tulips boss Pat Rayment with his number two, Marcus Ebdon.
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Spalding manager Pat Rayment has called for Rushden and Diamonds to take action after he was attacked by one of their fans following Saturday’s 2-1 victory at the Dog and Duck.

Rayment, who decided against taking police action, believes a similar incident will occur unless the matter is dealt with by the club.

Having been subjected to abuse by fans throughout the game, Rayment was punched by a fan afterwards.

He said: “They call themselves a family club but you don’t want young kids listening to some of the abuse some of their fans were dishing out.

“It stems from when I rejected them as a player and I said they wouldn’t last 10 years.

“They have to remember they are not a Football League club any more and they are no longer based as Nene Park.

“If they don’t sort this out it will happen to someone else so they need to act.”

Spalding have enjoyed an excellent season under Rayment, scoring 119 goals so far as they romped to the UCL Premier Division title.