AFC Rushden & Diamonds U21 side will play Bustleholme in an U21 game on Saturday Morning at Raunds Manor Sports College (KO 11am). This is their third game of the season, but the first game that coincides with a First Team home game on the same day, making it more practical for Diamonds fans to go to both games. U21 matches take place on the Raunds Manor Sports College 3G Pitch. Entry is free, but any donations appreciated. You can find location details and directions here.
You may find you need to enter the school via the Park Street entrance. rather than the larger entrance in Mountbatten Way. This is due to building work at the school meaning the normal entrance is blocked at present.
You can either park on the street or in the school yard off Park Street. The 3G Pitch is signposted around the side gate which should be open in the morning. Players/Officials should follow the relevant U21 signs.
Bustleholme are a team from Tipton in the West Midlands. The website for their senior team is here.
The team is playing in the Midland Football Combination U21 Division, and the MFC U21 League has a dedicated website at http://fulltime.thefa.com/Index.do?divisionseason=208356653&league=6125369. Here you will find the league fixtures and the league table. By clicking on a fixture you will see details of the venue, including directions, as well as the squad list for the two teams concerned. The specific fixtures and results for the Diamonds U21 team are also on our own website here. The specific information for this game is here.
The MFC U21 website is being administered directly by the teams themselves, so they will input player registrations, results, scorers directly. (The UCL require that the Club Secretary has to pass this information to the league, who then input it).
As the Diamonds are not a member of the Midland Football Combination itself, there is a need to register any player who is to play in a game, including any overage players (you will see these indicated by hash sign in the squad list) You can see the specific information relating to the Diamonds U21 side here – click on the “players” tab to see a squad list.
Up to three overage players can play in a game. Their team manager is Dean Thomas.
Details of the background to the formation of the Diamonds U21 side is here.
You can find details of the next fixture for the Diamonds Senior, U21, U18 and Ladies sides on a summary page here.