AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Newport Pagnell Town – Saturday 18th April

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 18th April 2015

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Newport Pagnell Town

 After securing the League title on Tuesday evening, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their penultimate league game of the season on Saturday afternoon when Newport Pagnell Town visit the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Details of the post-match presentation ceremonies are here

Admission prices are detailed here.

Our Opponents

Newport Pagnell Town FC was formed in 1963 as Newport Pagnell Wanderers as an alternative to the Aston Martin works team. They changed to their current name in 1972 as they moved to their Willen Road ground. They joined the UCL in 1973.

You can see more details on their history on their archived website here.

The Swans have had a mixed season but will end it in a respectable mid-table position, helped by a strong sequence of recent home victories prior to a heavy defeat by Wisbech Town last weekend. Back in September the two sides met at Willen Road, with two goals from Tom Lorraine helping the Diamonds to a 2-1 victory – report here. Their striker Dom Lawless has an outside chance of finishing top scorer in the UCL Premier, although he needs at least four goals in the final two games of the season to be in with a chance of at least sharing the award.

Their club colours are green and white hoops and the Swans are managed by Darren Lynch. Their website is here, and their twitter feed 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 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).

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

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.

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.