AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cockfosters FC – Tuesday 17th September

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

Kick-Off 7:45pm

FA Cup with Budweiser

First Qualifying Round Replay

Tuesday 17th September 2013

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Cockfosters FC


AFC Rushden & Diamonds face their third cup replay of the season when they face Cockfosters FC in an FA Cup Replay at the Dog & Duck on Tuesday evening.

Cockfosters are a fellow Step 5 club, playing in the Premier Division of the Spartan South Midlands League. The first game between the two teams ended in a 2-2 draw on Saturday afternoon – see here for the match report.

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 play in the second qualifying round on the weekend of 28th September, hosting Cambridge City. You can see more information on this season’s FA Cup on the FA Website here.

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.

Match Status information is here.

Our Opponents

Cockfosters FC was originally formed in 1921 by local residents and the ground allocated to the Club by Lady Bevan, from her family estate. After starting the Barnet League the club moved into the Wood Green League in the 1930’s and then the Northern Suburban Intermediate League after the war. In season 1966/67 the club joined the Herts County League before being awarded senior club status in 1991 and joining the London Spartan League – which became the Spartan South Midlands League in 1997-98 after a merger with the South Midlands League.

After being demoted to Division One due to ground grading issues in 2009, they won promotion back to the Premier Division for the start of this season after finishing as runners up in Division One last season.

You can read more about their history on their website here.

Their club colours are red, and their club website is here and their twitter feed here. They are managed by Mick Roche and they are known as “The Reds”. There are references to their use of the nickname “Fosters” but this does not appear to be in common use.

Ex-AFC Rushden & Diamonds player Peter Okechukwu plays 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.

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 this season is here, with fixture news and a downloadable fixture list 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 referenced 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 current season are here.



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