Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division
Easter Monday 6th April 2015
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Long Buckby
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play one of the more crucial games in their history on Monday afternoon when Long Buckby visit the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division. Following Saturday’s results for their title rivals the Diamonds now know that three wins from their remaining five games will seal the UCL Premier Title – and a single point from those five games will secure their position in the top 3 – and their promotion place to Step 4 football.
Please monitor AFC Rushden & Diamonds Twitter feed (@AFCRD) if the weather conditions suggests the fixture may be in any doubt.
Long Buckby AFC was formed in 1945. The Bucks won the UCL Premier Division in the 2011-12 season with a record 108-point haul, after a record breaking run of 16 straight league wins at the start of the season – with Russ Dunkley and Fazel Koriya being key players, scoring goals 37 and 22 goals respectively, helping them to a total of 130 goals that season. Richard Bunting also a key player for the Bucks, with Jack Ashton spending a period at Station Road during that season.
They went on to also break the points total for the league, but Kings Lynn, who they beat twice on their way to the title, were the team accepted into the step 4 leagues due to ground grading issues at Station Road.
The Bucks have had a challenging season, and are facing relegation from the UCL Premier. When the two teams met at Station Road earlier this season the Diamonds recorded a 5-1 victory – report here.
Their club colours are all-claret and they are managed by Richard Kay, who took the helm in February after stepping up from the Assistant Manager role. Their website is here, but they do not appear to have an active twitter feed.
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).
There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed 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. 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.
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.