AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Eynesbury Rovers
Tuesday 23rd April 2013 – 7:45pm
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One
Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host fellow promotion hopefuls Eynesbury Rovers on Tuesday evening at the Dog & Duck in the in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One (KO 7:45). Following the games at the weekend, with Oadby Town being defeated, this game will be the biggest in AFC Rushden & Diamonds short history, as both teams will know that victory will give them the edge over the other in the push for promotion.
Rovers are in a rich vein of form, and their six wins and one draw during February earned their management team Martin Field and Matt Plumb the manager of the month award. They continued this during March, then defeated Northampton Sileby Rangers at the start of April, before battling back from two goals down to earn a 2-2 draw against promotion rivals Oadby Town a week ago along with a victory at the weekend meaning they head the UCL1 form table along with the Diamonds, with both teams being on a long unbeaten run. They were the first side to defeat AFC R&D in a league game with a 4-1 victory at Hall Rd back in late October – report here.
As this is a league game, season tickets are valid. For those paying on the gate normal prices apply, so entry to this game is at the standard admission prices of Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Under 16 Members FREE, Under 8 FREE (Concessions (with ID) are Over 60′s and Students. 8-15 year old non-members will also be admitted at the concession rate. Under 16 members are admitted free to all home matches on production of a valid membership card. Under 8s are admitted free to all home matches.
Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or on Twitter (@AFCRD). Those who may not have internet access in the build-up to a game may want to make note of the club contact phone number as detailed here.
Eynesbury Rovers FC was founded in 1897, and after time spent in local leagues they have played in both the United Counties league and the Eastern Counties League, having been in Division One of the UCL since 2001.
Their club website is here. They are currently co-managed by Martin Field and Matt Plumb. Their top goalscorer is Lee Bassett and they play in Blue and White stripes.
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.
Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here. Summary stats for the season to date are here, including appearance, attendance form guide and goalscoring details. The current league table is here.
A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.