AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Huntingdon Town – Tuesday 24th September

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

Kick-Off 7:45pm

United Counties League Knock Out Cup

Tuesday 24th September 2013

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Huntingdon Town


AFC Rushden & Diamonds sequence of cup games continues on Tuesday evening as attention switches to the UCL Knock-Out Cup. Huntingdon Town are the visitors to the Dog & Duck (KO 7:45pm).

Should the tie be level after 90 minutes then extra time will be played, with a penalty shootout if the scores are still level after 120 minutes. The winner of the tie will travel to face either Wisbech Town, Northampton ON Chenecks or Eynesbury Rovers (Wisbech host Chenecks on 4th October, with the winners of that time hosting Eynesbury – see here for the full draw details).

Joe Merrill begins his three match suspension on 24/9, so will be unavailable for the game, with manager Mark Starmer announcing on Saturday that this game will be a chance to play for those in his first team squad who have not been getting regular action.

This is an all-pay game. Pricing for this game has been confirmed as £6 Adults, £3 Concessions (Over 60s, students, U16s) and £1 U8s.

Our Opponents

Huntingdon Town FC was formed in 1995, and after a period in Cambridgeshire Leagues they joined the UCL in 2003. They were promoted to the UCL Premier in 2012, and finished in an impressive fourth place in their first season in the Premier. They are nicknamed the Croms based on the fact that Oliver Cromwell was born in the town in 1599.

The Croms club website is here and their Twitter feed here. They play in red shirts and shorts. They are managed by Ricky Marheineke. The two teams met at Jubilee Park at the end of August in the Diamonds most recent league game, with the Croms sealing a 1-0 victory – 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 a covered standing area.

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here.

Other Info

The updated Match Stats, Player Stats, Form Guide and Attendance figures are found in the First Team stats area on this website here. Updated player profiles are also available. You can also find updated fixture lists in the main fixture and results grid as well as on the Fixture News page, where there is a downloadable version.

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 for the forthcoming season are here.