AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Boston Town – Saturday 11th January

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 11th January 2014

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Boston Town

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will hope to kick off 2014 at the third attempt by hosting Boston Town on Saturday 11th January at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Following a 9:30am inspection by a local referee, the Dog & Duck pitch has been given the all-clear, so, providing there are no further weather issues, and subject to the final agreement of the match referee on his arrival, this afternoon’s game will go ahead.

The two sides met in Lincolnshire shortly before Christmas, with the Diamonds suffering a frustrating afternoon as they lost 2-1 – report here.

Admission prices are detailed here. There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here. Match Status information is here.

Our Opponents

Boston Town Football Club was established as Boston FC in 1964 and began life in the Lincolnshire League, before playing in various leagues including the Central Alliance, Eastern Counties League, Midland League / Northern Counties East League and Central Midlands League before joining the UCL Premier in 1991. They reached the semi-final of the FA Vase in 1993-94, and shortly afterwards became known as Boston Town. They won the UCL Premier in 1994-95 and 2000-01.

The Poachers club website is here, and they have a Twitter feed here. Their home colours are blue shirts and shorts, and they are managed by Nathan Collins. This season they have occupied the lower reaches of the table in the UCL Premier, but have had a significant improvement in fortunes since Nathan Collins took over, including the victory over the Diamonds in December. Amongst his recent signings is ex-R&DFC striker Daryl Clare. The Poachers also have ex-R&DFC player Lawrence Lambley on their books, who has been playing at full-back for them.

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. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here.

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. 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.

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 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 is here.