AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton ON Chenecks – Saturday 12th January

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton ON Chenecks

Saturday 12th January 2013 – 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One

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

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host Northampton ON Chenecks on Saturday afternoon at the Dog & Duck. This will be the first league meeting between the two sides. Chenecks are currently mid-table, having won 5-0 at Burton Park Wanderers last weekend.

As this is a league game, season tickets are valid. For those paying on the gate normal prices apply, so entry to this game is at the standard admission prices of Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Under 16 Members FREE, Under 8 FREE (Concessions (with ID) are Over 60′s and Students. 8-15 year old non-members will also be admitted at the concession rate. Under 16 members are admitted free to all home matches on production of a valid membership card. Under 8s are admitted free to all home matches.

Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or on Twitter (@AFCRD). Those who may not have internet access in the build-up to a game may want to make note of the club contact phone number as detailed here.

Our Opponents

According to the information on Mitoo, Northampton ON Chenecks FC was formed as Chenecks FC in 1946 to enable boys at the rugby playing Northampton Grammar School to play football.  The club’s unusual name is derived from the School Houses, Chipseys, Spencer, Beckett and St Crispins. The club became members of the Northampton Minor League playing at under 17 level, and when the boys were too old for youth football the club joined the Town League in 1950, playing at Abington Park.  In 1960 the Old Northamptonians association invited the club to become one of their sports sections, thus Chenecks became ON Chenecks and relocated to the Billing Road sports ground.

In 1969 Chenecks joined the UCL winning promotion to Division One in 1973, and then they won Division One in 1978 and 1980 but a lack of suitable facilities at Billing Road denied Chenecks a place in the Premier and fortunes soon declined.

The Chenecks current club website is here. They are currently managed by Graham Cottle, who has a role as player manager. After a single appearance for AFC Rushden & Diamonds, James Allcock is now playing for Checkecks after a brief stint at Cogenhoe.

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

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here. Summary stats for the season to date are here, including appearance, attendance and goalscoring details. The current league table is here.

There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here, as well as information on Multiple Game Tickets and related prices here.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.

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