AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play the final game of their 2017-18 regular season campaign in the EVO-STIK League South, East when they host Ashford Town FC at Hayden Rd, Rushden on Saturday afternoon (KO 3pm). The Diamonds confirmed their promotion on Tuesday evening, but there is still plenty to play for as the Diamonds try to pip Beaconsfield Town to the League Title. Following recent rain a number of volunteers have helped the groundstaff on Saturday morning to prepare the pitch – GAME ON
This game has been designated as a “Pay What You Want” fixture. Supporters will be able to donate what they like to the club when coming through the turnstiles, instead of the usual matchday prices. Season tickets will be valid as usual with all other supporters being able to take up this offer.
Please note that the Supporters’ Player of the Season award will be presented before kick-off, so fans might like to be in position as the players complete their pre-game warm-up to view the presentation.
Details of the rules for promotion and relegation can be found here
Details of the league boundaries for next season can be found here
AFC Rushden & Diamonds play at Hayden Rd, Rushden NN10 0HX
– see here
for a map of the ground and local area. The ground itself is best accessed from the west. Take the A6 Rushden and Higham bypass, and exit at the junction with Newton Road. Follow the road past the cemetery, and take the sharp right hand turn immediately after the Risdene Academy onto Hayden Road. The ground is approximately a quarter of a mile on the left.
for additional travel details as well as information on parking and facilities at Hayden Road.
The Tangerines website is here, and their twitter feed here. They are managed by Ben Murray. Other information can be found on the club directory page here. The two teams met in the reverse fixture earlier in the season, with the Diamonds returning home with three points after a 2-0 victory – 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 https://twitter.com/AFCRD
or by following @AFCRD
. See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, spearheaded by Radio Diamonds
for most league games.
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
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
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 under the “Auto Windscreens” logo on the homepage.