AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Oadby Town
Saturday 30th March 2013 – 3pm
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One
Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host fellow promotion hopefuls Oadby Town on Saturday afternoon at the Dog & Duck in the in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One (KO 3pm).
This is possibly the Diamonds biggest game in their history, with a win being very important in order to keep the pressure on promotion favourites Oadby and Sileby Rangers, as well as preserving the gap to Eynesbury Rovers before the Diamonds face them next month. The two teams met at the start of 2013 when the Poachers inflicted the second league defeat of the season for the Diamonds at Wigston Road – 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.
Oadby Town were one of the pre-season favourites to win the UCL Division One title after they transferred from the East Midlands Counties League. They are based in the town of Oadby, to the south-east of Leicester. Their club website is here. 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.
The Poachers are managed by Lee Harriman and Clem Dublin. Their club colours are red and white halved shirts with black shorts.
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.