AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Harborough Town – Tuesday January 13th

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

Kick-Off 7:45pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Tuesday 13th January 2015

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Harborough Town


AFC Rushden & Diamonds will kick off their home league campaign in 2015 by hosting Harborough Town on Tuesday evening at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Admission prices are detailed here. Match Status information is here.  Please note that there are some access restrictions at the Dog & Duck because of the initial stages of a new development next door to the ground – details here. See here for details of the resolution of the recent floodlight issue.

Our Opponents

Harborough Town Football Club was formed as Harborough Town Juniors FC at the start of the 1975/1976 season and has been based in its own facilities at Northampton Road since the early 1990’s. The club became an FA Charter Standard Club in 2004 and recently achieved FA Charter Standard Community Club status. After starting in the Northants Combination they joined the UCL in 2009, and won promotion to the Premier league in 2012. Ex-Cobbler Chris Carruthers played for the club, as did Martin Johnson who became more famous for his exploits with the oval ball.

The Bees play in yellow shirts and black shorts, and are managed by Gordon Kyle and Rob Dunion.

Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is here.

Last season Harborough Town had a difficult time in the league but battled well to finish 17th and avoid the threat of relegation, but they have had a similar battle this season. The two teams met at Bowdens Park at the start of the season, with the Diamonds recording a 2-1 win – report here. Last season’s game at the Dog & Duck saw the Diamonds record a 3-1 victory in early October 2013 – report here.

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).

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.