AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Oadby Town – Saturday 11th October

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 11th October 2014 

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Oadby Town

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will continue their home league campaign by hosting Oadby Town on Saturday at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

Admission prices are detailed here. Match Status information is here. Please note that there are some access restrictions at the Dog & Duck because of the initial stages of a new development next door to the ground – details here.

Our Opponents

Oadby Town joined the UCL in 2012-13 after they transferred from the East Midlands Counties League, narrowly missing out on promotion in their first campaign in Division One, before winning the title last season. They are based in the town of Oadby, to the south-east of Leicester. The Club was formed shortly before World War II, and they played in Leicestershire leagues until winning promotion to the Midland Alliance in 1999, but they dropped to the step 6 East Midlands Counties League for the 2011-12 season, narrowly missing out on promotion before their transfer to the UCL.

Since winning the UCL1 title they have undergone a number of changes, with few of last season’s side remaining at the club, and they are currently one place off the bottom of the UCL Premier table.

The Poachers were managed by Steve Walker at the start of the campaign, but he has recently left the club and Mick Duffy has taken charge on a temporary basis. Their home colours are red and white halved shirts with black shorts. Their club website is here, and their twitter feed is here.

The Diamonds have yet to record a victory against Oadby, losing 5-1 at Wigston Road before a 2-2 draw at the Dog and Duck in the 2012-13 campaign.

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. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here.

Admission prices are detailed here. There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here. Match Status information is 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, and specific match status information here, along with the next planned fixture for the various AFC Rushden & Diamonds teams. 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.


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