AFC Rushden & Diamonds v AFC Dunstable – Tuesday 10th September

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

Kick-Off 7:45pm

FA Carlsberg Vase

First-Qualifying Round Replay

Tuesday September 10th2013

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v AFC Dunstable


AFC Rushden & Diamonds will replay their FA Carlsberg Vase tie against AFC Dunstable on Tuesday evening. On Saturday the two teams battled out a 1-1 draw at Creasey Park – details here. AFC Dunstable are a fellow Step 5 club, playing in the Spartan South Midlands League Premier Division.

Should the tie still be level after 90 minutes then extra time will be played, with a penalty shootout if the scores are still level after 120 minutes.

The winners of the tie will host Hoddesdon Town in the second qualifying round on the weekend of 21st September.

This is an all-pay game. Entrances prices for this game are the normal cup tie £6 Adults, £3 Concessions (Over 60s, students, U16s) and £1 U8s.

N.B. As this is a game in an FA competition, the FA rules regarding alcohol must be observed, meaning that no alcohol can be consumed outside of the clubhouse, and to ensure this there will be no alcohol sales from 7:30pm until the game is finished – please help us by observing this rule.

Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or on Twitter (@AFCRD). Those who may not have internet access in the build-up to a game may want to make note of the club contact phone number as detailed here.

For general details on the FA Challenge Vase from the FA, including the overall fixture and results lists, see their website here

Our Opponents

The AFC Dunstable name was first used in 2004 by the Old Dunstablians, who themselves were formed in 1981, and who had joined the South Midlands League in 1995, shortly before it was restructured as the Spartan South Midlands League. They moved to Creasey Park in 2009, sharing the ground with Dunstable Town. They are an FA Charter Standard Community Club.

Their nickname of “The OD’s” is a derivation of their original title of the Old Dunstablians.

Their club colours are blue, and the OD’s club website is here and their twitter feed here. They are managed by Alex Butler.

The Dog and Duck

For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options. You will find a range of bars and catering facilities, as well as a Club Shop. There is covered seating available, as well as a covered standing area.

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here.

Other Info

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

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Brochure as detailed here.

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 EA Sports 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.

The UCL Handbook, along with links to competition rules for the forthcoming season are here.

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