AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wootton Blue Cross

Saturday 24th November 2012 – 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One

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

Update Saturday 24th November, 10:23am – following an early morning pitch inspection, with a significant amount of the playing surface under water, the game has been called off.

A preview of the fixture written before its postponement is below. Details of the re-arranged fixture will be available on afcdiamonds.com when we have them.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds return to ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One action when they host Wootton Blue Cross on Saturday afternoon at the Dog & Duck. This will be the second meeting between the two sides, with a late Alfie Taylor goal salvaging a point for the Diamonds in their first away game of the season at Weston Park.

As this is a league game, season tickets are valid. For those paying on the gate normal prices apply, so entry to this game is at the standard admission prices of Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Under 16 Members FREE, Under 8 FREE (Concessions (with ID) are Over 60′s and Students. 8-15 year old non-members will also be admitted at the concession rate. Under 16 members are admitted free to all home matches on production of a valid membership card. Under 8s are admitted free to all home matches.

Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or on Twitter (@AFCRD). Those who may not have internet access in the build-up to a game may want to make note of the club contact phone number as detailed here.

Our Opponents

According to their website, Wootton Blue Cross was formed in 1887 and is one of the oldest clubs in the UCL. Its name was reputedly brought to Wootton when the manager of the disbanded Hitchin Blue Cross joined the Club.

The Club initially played in the Bedford and District League before joining the South Midlands League in 1946 where they won the league title in 1947/48 and finished runners up in 1949/50. Wootton joined the United Counties League in 1954, winning the league title in 1967/68 and 1969/70. In 2007/08 the Club had four different managers and were relegated after 38 years in the Premier Division.

They are managed by Charlie Standish, and their club colours are blue.

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 a covered standing area.

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

Other Info

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here. Summary stats for the season to date are here, including appearance, attendance and goalscoring details.

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

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.

 
 
 

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