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 Barton Rovers on Saturday afternoon (KO 3pm).

For directions for the journey of around 29 miles to Luton Road, Barton-le-Clay, Bedfordshire MK45 4LQ see here. The club is not running a coach for this fixture. 

Note that although the Barton Rovers ground is usually referred to as “Sharpenhoe Road”, access to the ground is from Luton Road (which itself is a continuation of Bedford Road which runs north to south through the village – see below for more details).

There is parking on site with additional off road parking down the long driveway to the ground.

Admission prices are; Adult £8.00, OAP’s and under 16’s £5.00

The club house will be open from midday. The club house sells a selection of real ales, lagers and soft drinks along with hot and cold food.

The ground can also be reached via Public Transport using Bus 81 from Bedford– for door to door directions see Traveline here.


Our Opponents

The Rovers are managed by Mark Boyce. Their website is here, and twitter feed here. Other information can be found on the club directory page here.  The Diamonds recorded a 5-0 win when the two teams two teams met earlier this season at Hayden Rd – report 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 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.

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.

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.

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 under the “Auto Windscreens” logo on the homepage.


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