AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their next away league game of the 2017-18 campaign in the EVO-STIK League South, East when they visit Aylesbury United, who play in Chesham on Wednesday Evening (KO 7:45pm).

The game is being played at Chesham United FC, The Meadow, Amy Lane, Chesham HP5 1NE. Directions for the 58 mile trip from Rushden are here. Local directions provided by the host club are as follows:

Coming from the North (or M1)

Take Junction 20 off the M25 to the A41 Aylesbury/Hemel follow this road for about 7 miles, your turn off is after the Service Station; the turn off is for Berkhamsted/Chesham, take the right hand lane in the slip road to the A416 to Chesham. Follow this road through Ashley Green (being careful of the speed trap!) past the college on your left, when you get to the bottom of the hill take a left turn at the mini roundabout. Follow the road for about 1.5 miles, go straight over the next two roundabouts, then get in to the left lane to take the first exit from the next roundabout, you will pass a Pub called the Red Lion on your right shortly after this. Follow the road to a mini roundabout, take the right exit going past two petrol stations either side of the road. Chesham United is on the third exit off the next roundabout.

Chesham United from M1 directly

When coming from the M1 North there are 2 different options to go through Hemel Hempstead or to join the M25 for 1 junction for the A41. The two routes vary dependant upon traffic. Take Junction 8, you will go directly on to the A414 straight over the next 4 roundabouts until you get to the bottom of the hill, where you will arrive at the Magic Roundabout. Take the second exit to the left off the system which is the exit for the A41 to Aylesbury/Berkhamsted. Follow the road past the B&Q and over the next junction and get in to the right hand lane as you go up the hill, take the A41 to Aylesbury/Berkhamsted. Your turn off is for Berkhamsted/Chesham, after the Service Station. Take the right hand lane in the slip road to the A416 to Chesham. Follow this road through Ashley Green (being careful of the speed trap!) past the college on your left, when you get to the bottom of the hill take a left turn at the mini roundabout. Follow the road for about 1.5 miles, go straight over the next two roundabouts, then get in to the left lane to take the first exit from the next roundabout, you will pass a Pub called the Red Lion on your right shortly after this. Follow the road to a mini roundabout, take the right exit going past two petrol stations either side of the road. Chesham United is on the third exit off the next roundabout.

By Train

Chesham is part of the London Underground network and is at the far west of the Metropolitan Line. Walk out of the station and head down Station Road towards the High Street. Turn left and walk through the town until you reach a pedestrian crossing (opposite the Red Lion). Cross the road and bear left by the pub then continue walking until you pass two petrol stations which are opposite each other. At the next roundabout the third exit takes you into Chesham United’s ground. The walk from the station takes 5-10 minutes.

The club bar will be open from 6-30; entry to the bar is only available once in the ground. Admission prices are:

  • Adult £9
  • Concession £6
  • Under-16s £1 (when accompanied with adult)
  • Programme £1

The club is not running a coach for this fixture – details of coach travel are here.

 

 

Our Opponents

The Ducks website is here, and their twitter feed here. Until the weekend they were managed by ex-Diamond Glyn Creaser, but he left the club at the start of the week. Ben Williams has been appointed Caretaker Manager and he will be assisted by Michael Hogg. Other information can be found on the club directory page here.

Other Info

There is a Diamonds Match Diary here, and the club twitter feed will provide the latest information before, during and after the match using the link https://twitter.com/AFCRD or by following @AFCRD. See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, spearheaded by Radio Diamonds for most league games.

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

The latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the EVO-STIK League South, East Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

There are a range of social media options available to help follow the Diamonds, with the well used and liked twitter feed to the fore, as well as a Facebook page and Club Instagram Page (follow afcrd), and a Snapchat service, accessible on mobile platforms such as an iOS or Android Phone, so you can follow the live matchday story by finding afcrd on Snapchat.

Radio Diamonds will broadcast commentary on the game – details 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 Gold Bond 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.

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