AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Barton Rovers – Tuesday 12th April

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

Kick-Off 7:45pm

Tuesday 12th April 2016 

Southern Football League Division One Central

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Barton Rovers

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host Barton Rovers at the Dog & Duck on Tuesday evening in 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. This is the penultimate home game of the Diamonds season.

With the Diamonds facing a number of injury issues there is an option that Jack Bowen could appear for the side tonight, as he had signed on dual-registration with Cogenhoe United prior to the registration deadline.

Details of the Diamonds first season in the Southern Football League Division One Central can be found on the fixture list here.

You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Regular admission prices for the Southern League Division One Central campaign are detailed 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 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.

Our Opponents

According to their website, Barton Rovers have their home in Barton-le-Clay, a village of some 5000 people just north of Luton. Formed in 1898 the club played in inter village football for the first 50 years until 1946 when they reformed and joined the Luton & District League before progressing to the South Midlands League. In 1978 they reached the final of the FA Vase, and the following season they joined the Isthmian League. They reached the first round of the FA Cup in 1980. They switched to the Southern League in 2004, and reached the playoff final last season, losing to Bedworth United. Details of their league progression are in the Football History Database here.

They are known as the Rovers and are managed by Lee Bearman. Their website is here, and their Twitter feed here. Their club colours are Blue Shirts and Shorts.

The two teams met in Bedfordshire at the end of October when the Diamonds recorded a 3-1 victory – report here.

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 two covered standing areas. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here, along with details of catering facilities (including a snack bar menu / prices with details of the famous Diamond Burger).

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

Other Info

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Details of the Diamonds playing squad and management team are here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Player and Match Stats are here, and previous seasons stats are here.

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

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). For this season we have also launched 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 be broadcasting for this 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 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.

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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