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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Thursday 1st January 2015

Wellingborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will kick off 2015 with the “return” fixture with Wellingborough Town at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division on New Year’s Day. This match has a 3pm kick off. With the Boxing Day game having been abandoned there will be an extra incentive for both sides. 

Match Status information is here. Admission prices and parking / access limitations are defined by Wellingborough Town.

Our Opponents

Wellingborough Town FC were originally formed in 1867, and had a proud history being the sixth oldest in the country, although the current club was launched in 2004, two years after the original club had disbanded.

Phil Neal, of Liverpool and England fame, started his career with the club, and AFC Rushden & Diamonds Manager Andy Peaks played at the Dog & Duck during the 2006/07 season. Ex AFC R&D players who have returned to the Dog & Duck to play for the Doughboys include Alfie Taylor, Jake Newman, Rashid Koriya and Louis Smith. Jason Turner was the top scorer for the Doughboys last season.

They are managed by Joe Smythe and Steve Herring, who have rebuilt the team by taking several players from Step 4 football. Their club colours are blue and yellow, and their club website is here and their Twitter feed here.

The Dog and Duck

For directions to the Dog and Duck see here. There is covered seating available, as well as a covered standing area. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here.

Other Info

A summary set of profiles for the Diamonds Players and Management is here. Individual player profiles are here, with player and match stats available here.

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

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here, and specific match status information here, along with the next planned fixture for the various AFC Rushden & Diamonds teams. 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.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details (with a map pinpointing all the UCL grounds), along with club links including Twitter details plus some general UCL links is 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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