Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 25th April 2015

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cogenhoe United

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host Cogenhoe United on Saturday at the Dog & Duck for their final league game of the 2014-15 season in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Although the Diamonds were presented with the UCL Premier Trophy last weekend, they will also be celebrating with the trophy in front of their fans after this game – details here

Please note that there a currently roadworks in London Road with temporary traffic lights and restricted parking on London Road itself – and also that this work has changed location since the previous home game, moving to straddle the main junction connecting the Castlefields Retail park and the Premier Inn hotel to London Road. Those approaching from the A45 or Little Irchester direction may want to consider the Embankment Public Car Park as detailed here.

The two sides met at the Compton Park earlier in the season with the game ending 1-1 courtesy of an equaliser from Elliott Lamb-Johnson – report here. The Cooks will be looking for three points which will take them to at least fifth position in the league table – and possibly into fourth – following their victory over Wisbech Town last weekend.

Both teams have a 100% record in April, so their respective managers are in contention to win the final UCL Premier Manager of the Month award of the season, and the Diamonds also have the 100 point target in their sights – they currently have 98. They also have an 18 game unbeaten run to protect, stretching back to their defeat at Oadby, as well as their unbeaten home league record for the season. 

Recent winners of the UCL Premier have achieved the points totals detailed in the following table

Season

Champion

Pts

Poss

1992-93

Rothwell Town

98

126

1993-94

Rothwell Town

105

126

1994-95

Boston Town

80

108

1995-96

Raunds Town

87

114

1996-97

Stamford AFC

81

114

1997-98

Stamford AFC

93

120

1998-99

Spalding United

93

114

1999-00

Ford Sports Daventry

91

114

2000-01

Boston Town

86

120

2001-02

Ford Sports Daventry

99

120

2002-03

Holbeach United

92

120

2003-04

Spalding United

90

126

2004-05

Cogenhoe United

97

126

2005-06

Woodford United

92

126

2006-07

Deeping Rangers

97

120

2007-08

Stotfold

91

120

2008-09

Stewarts & Lloyds Corby

88

120

2009-10

Daventry Town

102

120

2010-11

St Neots Town

105

120

2011-12

Long Buckby AFC

108

120

2012-13

Holbeach United

98

120

2013-14

Spalding United

97

108

Admission prices are detailed here.

Our Opponents

In its current guise Cogenhoe United FC was formed in 1967, and initially played in the Central Northants Football Combination before joining the UCL in 1985 as they moved into their Compton Park home. They were promoted to the UCL Premier in 1987, where they have remained ever since. The won the UCL Premier in the 2004-05 season, with ex-RDFC striker Darren Collins scoring 50 goals that campaign, and he went on to become their manager in 2007.

They are nicknamed the Cooks, and their club website is here and their Twitter feed here. They play in blue shirts and shorts and are managed by Andy Marks. This season has seen them maintain a position in the top half of the league table, and they will finish in the top six, possibly as high as fourth with a win in this game.

Ex-Diamonds Danny Harmon and Josh Thomson have joined Alfie Taylor in the Cooks’ squad. Both Nat Liburd and Lance Allen were at Compton Park earlier this season but both have now moved on.

The Dog and Duck

For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options. You will find a range of bars and catering facilities, as well as a Club Shop. There is covered seating available, as well as two covered standing areas. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here, along with details of catering facilities (including a snack bar menu / prices with details of the famous Diamond Burger).

Admission prices are detailed here. There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here.

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here

Other Info

A summary set of profiles for the Diamonds Players and Management is here. Individual player profiles are here, with player and match stats available here.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here.

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. Don’t forget you can get a regular Diamonds news bulletin delivered to your inbox, including details of all the forthcoming fixtures by signing up to the Club Newsletter – you will see a sign-up box on the right-hand side of the site homepage – just under the Hevey Logo.

For details of the history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds see here.

There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here, as well as news on Season Tickets, Multiple Game Tickets and related prices here.

The club depends upon volunteer support from its fanbase. If you would like to join the group who help either on matchdays or behind the scenes see here.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details (with a map pinpointing all the UCL grounds), along with club links including Twitter details plus some general UCL links is here.

People accessing the website via Tablet or Mobile who want to access some of the nested menus on the website may find the “Quick Links” tab useful – found just above the “Hevey” logo on the homepage.

 
 
 

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