Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
Red Insure Cup Round One
Tuesday 13th October 2015
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Histon FC
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will make their debut in the Red Insure Cup on Tuesday evening when Histon FC visit the Dog and Duck. This is the League Cup competition for the Southern Football League.
The competition rules are slightly different for this competition, as the tie will go straight to penalties if the scores are still level after 90 minutes.
The winners of the tie will play in the Second Round on a date to be agreed.
This is an all-pay game. Admission prices are £6 adults, £3 concessions with under-8’s free.
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.
See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.
Histon FC was formed in 1904 as Histon Institute FC and played for many years in the Cambridgeshire Football League. John Chivers, the chairman of the major employer in Histon & Impington, the jam company Chivers, helped to found the Histon Institute in 1903 from where the football club has its origins – including their nickname of the “Stutes”. The company donated a field then covered in roses for the club to play on, which is commemorated in the rose on Histon’s crest. See here for more details on the club history.
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.
The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. 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.
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.