AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town – Saturday 5th December

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

Kick-Off 3pm

Saturday 5th December 2015 

Southern Football League Division One Central

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Royston Town

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will host Royston Town at the Dog & Duck on Saturday afternoon. With the recent game against St Ives having been postponed this will be another chance for the Diamonds to tackle one of the favourites for the league title before starting a run of three consecutive away games.

The club was able to report on Friday evening that prospects for the game were good, and provided there is no heavy overnight rain the game should be ON. Please check the twitter link https://twitter.com/AFCRD or by following @AFCRD for further news during Saturday.

Diamonds fans will be aware of the fire in the Dog & Duck clubhouse, which has meant that alternative arrangements have been made for certain facilities to ensure the match can go ahead as planned – see here for the latest detail.

Details of the Diamonds first season in the Southern Football League Division One Central can be found on the fixture list here.

You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Admission prices for the Southern League Division One Central campaign are detailed 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 https://twitter.com/AFCRD or by following @AFCRD.

See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Our Opponents

Royston Town FC was founded in 1875 and played in various local leagues until 1978 when they joined the South Midlands League, winning promotion to the Isthmian League shortly afterwards. After a period back in the SML they won promotion to the Southern League Division One Central in 2012 after winning the SML title. Last season they were runners up in the Southern Football League Division One Central, losing on penalties to Barton Rovers in the play-off semi-final.

They are known as the Crows and are managed by Steve Castle. Their website is here, and their Twitter feed here. Their club colours are white shirts and black shorts. The club nickname originates from the fact that the hooded crow was locally common and became known as the “Royston Crow” – and is now featured on the town crest.

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 two covered standing areas. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities here, along with details of catering facilities (including a snack bar menu / prices with details of the famous Diamond Burger).

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here.

Other Info

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Details of the Diamonds playing squad and management team are here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Player and Match Stats are here, and previous seasons stats are here.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here

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). For this season we have also launched 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.  

Radio Diamonds will be broadcasting for this game – details here.

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.

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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