AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Boston Town – Saturday 27th September

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 27th September 2014 

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Boston Town

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will hope to kick off their home league campaign by hosting Boston Town on Saturday at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

With this being the first home league game of the season, fans may be interested in renewing their membership or purchasing a season ticket ahead of the game. 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. There are also a number of new volunteer vacancies at the club – details here.

Last season the two sides met at the Dog & Duck in the Diamonds first game of 2014, when it took a goal from Fazel Koriya to break the deadlock after 71 minutes as he flicked home a Joe Henderson header from close range – report here.

The two sides had 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. 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 until recently they were managed by Nathan Collins, but he stepped down in the past week, being replaced by Dan Barrett, who stepped up from the post of assistant manager. Barrett is continuing to be available as a player with Carl Foreman as his number two. Ex-RDFC player Daryl Clare was on the management team until recently. This season they recorded a notable victory over Holbeach United in the FA Cup as well as away wins in the league over Wellingborough and Kempston.

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.

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

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.

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.




AFC Rushden & Diamonds

One Fan, One Vote, One Community, One Club