AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton Sileby Rangers
Tuesday 19th March 2013 – 7:45pm
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One
Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host fellow promotion hopefuls Northampton Sileby Rangers on Tuesday evening at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One (KO 7:45). The two teams met at the end of February when the Diamonds completed their 100% record during the month with a 1-0 victory at Fernie Fields – report here.
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.
Northampton Sileby Rangers FC was formed in 1968 as the works team of the Sileby Engineering Company, and after a period as a Sunday team joined the Northampton Town league before winning promotion to the UCL Division One in 1993. For a while they were known as Vanaid. Although they have won the UCL1 title several times, they have yet to play in the UCL Premier.
The club website is here. They are currently managed by Glen Botterill who took Long Buckby AFC to the UCL Premier title last season. There are a number of familiar faces on the books at Sileby, most notably their coach Tim Wooding, but also Darren Watts and Kevin Slinn. Their club colours are Red and Black.
Glen Botterill has brought in several of the team who won the UCL Premier Division Title last season, and who would have been expecting to play Level 4 rather than Level 6 football this season, including Rob Foster, Darren Watts, Mark Hewitt, David Glass, Stuart Smeathers, Greg Ling and Tom O’Brien with Michael Byrne also joining more recently after spells elsewhere. He has also recruited a number of players who have played in the UCL Premier in recent months including Dan Spaughton, Dan Chilton, Mark Redding, Danny Marlow, Phil Cassidy, Wayne Richardson, Michael Keall, Shaun Goodall and Michael Cirelli. Jake Newman was also at Fernie Fields at the start of the season.
Rangers strike partnership is Michael Byrne, who scored 32 goals last season for Long Buckby and Stewarts and Lloyds, and Rob Foster who netted 16 times for Long Buckby (as did Greg Ling).
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.
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 form guide and goalscoring details. The current league table is 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.