AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Holbeach United – Saturday 8th March

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 8th March 2014

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Holbeach United

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will return to the Dog & Duck for the first time since their defeat in the FA Vase in January, when they host Holbeach United on Saturday at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

The two sides met in Lincolnshire in the middle of February, when the Diamonds ran out 3-1 winners – report here.

Admission prices are detailed here. There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here. Match Status information is here.

Our Opponents

Holbeach United FC was formed in 1929, and played in local leagues before joining the UCL after the war. They spent a short period in the Eastern Counties League in the late 1950’s, and a single season in the Midland League before rejoining the UCL in 1962. They have remained in the UCL since, and won the UCL Premier Division title last season, but after they did not apply for promotion the majority of their playing staff left to join other clubs, notably Spalding United and Deeping Rangers.

They are nicknamed the Tigers, and their club website is here and their Twitter feed here. They play in amber shirts and black shorts. Their manager is Glen Maddison.

Strikers Tommy Treacher and Tom Waumsley have both featured in games against the Diamonds in the past, for Deeping Rangers and Bourne Town respectively.


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. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities 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 Brochure 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 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 is here.