AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Egham Town – Tuesday December 22nd

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

Kick-Off 7:45pm

Southern Football League Division One Central

Tuesday 22nd December 2015

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Egham Town

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will face high-flying Egham Town on Tuesday evening at the Dog and Duck in a Southern League Division One Central fixture. The Sarnies are on a good run of form, having won at high-flying St Ives on Saturday. That win took them back into one of the play-off spots. Although the Diamonds lost top spot in the table on Saturday, they have a chance to return to the top of the table on Tuesday.

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

Please note that there has been extensive remodelling of both the pedestrian and vehicular access to the ground over the summer – please follow designated routes. There is also continuing work in London Road which will also result in some local parking restrictions and pedestrian access alterations.

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.

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 https://twitter.com/AFCRD 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

Egham Town FC was formed in 1963 with support from the local council to give them access to a recreation ground where they still play. After spells in local leagues they joined the Isthmian League system in 1977. They were moved into the Southern League in 2004, but slipped down into the Combined Counties League where they had a period under the management of ex-Diamond John Hamsher until late 2012. They won promotion back to the Southern League for the 2013-14 season.

Last season they finished in 15th place in the Southern League Division One Central.

Their website is here and their twitter feed here and they are managed by Gary Meakin. Their nickname is “The Sarnies” which appears to have originated from a simple play-on-words “Egham Sarnies”.

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). For this game onwards there will be an additional tea bar near to Dale’s Bar.

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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