AFC Rushden & Diamonds travel to face Tividale FC in the First Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 2nd September (KO 3pm).

Tividale is a Black Country town between West Bromwich and Dudley. Tividale FC play in the West Midlands (Regional) League Premier Division which is a Step 6 league. Their ground address is The Beeches, Packwood Road, Tividale, Oldbury, West Midlands B69 1UL. Directions for the 77 mile trip from Rushden to The Beeches are here. Anyone considering using the M5 in the area might like to check the situation with the long-term roadworks on the Oldbury Viaduct.

The club is running a coach to this fixture – details here.

Tividale have provided some local directions from the M5, or directly from the A4123, and an annotated map, as follows: “The aerial photo below shows the route from off the A4123. The blue line with the arrow takes you to the ground, assuming you would come off the M5 at J2, follow signs for Wolverhampton A4123 and after a mile or two you’ll see a footbridge. Turn first left after the footbridge, and that’s Trafalgar Road. That’s where you pick up the blue line. If you go past that first cul-de-sac (Ash Terrace), then just turn at every first right you possibly can, and you will arrive at the ground.


“Parking is at a premium at and around The Beeches, so we would advise an early arrival if coming by car. Please park responsibly and with respect to our neighbours.

“Alternatively, the ground is served by the 126 bus route which drops off within a two minute walk to the ground, and leaves from both Birmingham and Wolverhampton city centres.”

Admission prices for this game are £5 adults / £3 concessions. The Diamonds are planning to wear their new third strip for this fixture.

The Dale website is here, and their twitter feed is here. They are managed by Dave King. Their club history is on their website 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, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

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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