AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their next game in the Northern Premier League First Division South on Saturday when they travel to South Derbyshire to face Gresley FC (KO 3pm). The Moatmen play at The Moat Ground, Moat Street, Church Gresley, Swadlincote DE11 9RE.

Google Map Directions to the ground for the trip of around 70 miles are here. Local directions are as follows:

Travel to A444 via A5, A38, A5121 or M42, head for Castle Gresley, at the island take A514 to Church Gresley, at the island at the top of the hill take the 2nd exit (Church Street) then the 2nd left (School Street) then the 1st left (Moat Street).

Gresley FC advise that the Moat Ground has a small car park adjacent to it but it does get filled up early on a match day but there is plenty of parking in the area. If you need to park near the ground for personal mobility reasons please contact them via the email and they will reserve a space, although these are limited so early contact is advised.

 The club is running a shared coach for this fixture – details are here. Public transport is not really an option to get to the ground. The Diamonds will wear their yellow and black strip for this fixture.

Admission prices are Adults £8, Over 60 yrs £5, Under 16 yrs £5, Under 13 yrs (accompanied by a full paying adult) £1. The Match Day Programme is £1.50.

Gresley FC club history is on their website here, with the club being formed after the demise of Gresley Rovers, and other information is on the club directory page here. The club website is here, and twitter feed here. The Moatmen are managed by Damion Beckford-Quailey assisted by Hannah Dingley, with the pair having been in charge at Thurnby Nirvana / Leicester Nirvana during their successful recent spell in the UCL – and several players have moved to Gresley from the Leicestershire club. The two clubs met at the Dog & Duck earlier in the season, the game ending in a 3-3 draw – report here.

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, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.


Other Info

A summary of the Diamonds 2016/17 playing squad, including player pen-pics is here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Current Player, Match and League stats are here, along with historic player stats. Last season’s stats are here.

The Diamonds fixtures for the 2016-17 season can be found here.

You can find a shared Google calendar that includes all the Diamonds fixtures here. This will allow you to link to that calendar or copy and paste them into a personal calendar. See here for more details of linking to iOS calendars.

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 Northern Premier League First Division South 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 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.

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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