AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Northampton Town (NFA Maunsell Cup) – Tuesday 30th July

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will face Northampton Town on Tuesday evening at Hayden Rd (KO 7:45pm) in the next game of their Pre-Season campaign. This game is the NFA Maunsell Cup Final.

Admission Prices for this game are £8 adults / £6 concessions.

There is a combined matchday programme for the preseason games at Hayden Road.

AFC R&D will play in the new 3rd kit

The Hillier Cup will be presented to the Club before kick off.

For this game, we will trial switching the bars around so supporters will have the Oak Room and the bar will become the Board room, Supporters should enter the ground via the normal turnstiles and access the Oak room via the back door at the Birch Road end of the ground. Toilet access will not be affected nor will access to the Burger Monster although supporters should follow the signage around the ground taking note of any ‘no entry’ signs.

As a regulated match, no alcohol will be permitted outside of the bar areas.

If the score is level at the end of 90 minutes, it will go straight to penalties.

The Maunsell Cup will be presented at the end of the game.



You can see details of the pre-season games here, and the fixture list for the forthcoming season is here.

There have been a number of rule changes introduced for this season – you can find details of them here.

Player Profiles for the current squad are available here. You can also find the Diamonds player history here, along with a table summarising appearances and linking to their individual profiles. Player Sponsorship details are here.

You can find details of admission prices for the forthcoming season here, and there is also an “early-bird” season ticket offer running during the first part of July – details here. You can renew your Diamonds Membership as detailed here.

The match will be played at Hayden Rd, Rushden NN10 0HX – see here for a map of the ground and local area. The ground itself is best accessed from the west. Take the A6 Rushden and Higham bypass, and exit at the junction with Newton Road. Follow the road past the cemetery, and take the sharp right hand turn immediately after the Risdene Academy onto Hayden Road. The ground is approximately a quarter of a mile on the left.
See here for additional travel details as well as information on parking and facilities at Hayden Road. The Hayden Road Ground Regulations can be found here. Fans are also reminded of the AFC R&D Acceptable Behaviour Statement.
The Cobblers twitter feed is here and their website is here. The are managed by Keith Curle.
Other Info
Details of the Diamonds First Team Squad can be found here, along with the latest player and match statistics here.
There is a Diamonds Match Diary here, and 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, spearheaded by Radio Diamonds for most league games.
Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here.
The latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the clubs in the Southern League Premier Division Central, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.
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), and 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.
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 Gold Bond 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 please let us know.
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