AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Kettering Town – Thursday 5th May

Sixfields Stadium. Northampton NN5 5QA

Thursday 5th May 2016 

Kick-Off 7:30pm

Northamptonshire FA Hillier Senior Cup Final

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Kettering Town

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will face Kettering Town in the Northamptonshire FA Hillier Senior Cup final at Sixfields, home of Northampton Town, on Thursday, with a 7:30pm kick off. The tie will be settled that evening, with the game going straight to penalties if the scores are level after 90 minutes.

AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans have been allocated the North Stand, and have been selling tickets for unreserved seating, but supporters will also be admitted on the day, with the deadline for purchasing tickets in advance having passed. Admission is priced at £8 for Adults and £5 Concessions (Under 18 and 65 or over).

The Diamonds are the designated home side, so will be in their home kit. As this is a cup competition various players will be unavailable as they are cup tied, having played in the competition earlier in the season for other sides.

The club twitter feed will provide the latest information before, during and after the match using the link or by following@AFCRD.

See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

To get to the final the Diamonds have beaten Desborough Town and Brackley Town, whilst the Poppies have beaten Corby Town, Brackley Town Saints and Rothwell Corinthians.

The Poppies website is here and their twitter feed here and they are managed by Marcus Law.

Getting There

For directions for the journey to Sixfields Stadium. Northampton NN5 5QA see here.

Please note that Disabled parking is behind the South Stand, with some spaces also in the area of the West Stand. There will be no car parking charges by the NFA for this fixture.

Other Info

Details of the Diamonds playing squad and management team are here – but note that competition rules relating to cup-tied players and other eligibility factors will impact on the Diamonds line up – see here for the relevant rules (the link will download an MS Word Document published by the NFA).

Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Player and Match Stats are here, and previous seasons stats are 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 are also going to launch 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.

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.

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.


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