Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division
Saturday 17th January 2015
AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sleaford Town
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their first Saturday home league game of 2015 by hosting Sleaford Town on Saturday at the Dog & Duck in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division. After a Saturday morning pitch inspection the game has been confirmed to be going ahead.
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. See here for details of the resolution of the recent floodlight issue.
Sleaford Town FC was formed in 1968, and after a period in Lincolnshire Leagues they joined the UCL in 2004. They were promoted to the UCL Premier in 2007.
The Town play in green shirts and black shorts, and are currently managed on a temporary basis by Terry Fleming. Diamonds fans will recall that Sleaford manager Kris Jones was seriously injured in a car accident shortly before the start of the season. Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is here.
The Greens have had a rather mixed season, with some eye catching results, including a 5-3 victory over Wellingborough Town at the Dog & Duck just before Christmas, followed by a 5-4 victory over Boston Town early in the new year.
Earlier this season the Diamonds travelled to Eslaforde Park and recorded a 2-0 victory – see here. Last season’s game at the Dog & Duck was in August 2013 with the Diamonds recording a 5-1 win – report here.
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.
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.
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.