AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Spalding United – Saturday 5th April

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 5th April 2014

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Spalding United

AFC Rushden & Diamonds welcome UCL Premier champions Spalding United to the Dog & Duck on Saturday afternoon in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division. 

The two sides met in Lincolnshire shortly before Christmas, with the Diamonds recording a 2-1 victory to end the Tulips’ 100% record for the season – report here. They still have an unbeaten away record in the league, and will be trying to preserve that on Saturday, as well as trying to get revenge for their sole defeat in the League this season.

Admission prices are detailed here. There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here. Match Status information is here.

Our Opponents

Spalding United FC was formed in 1921, and after periods in Lincolnshire and Peterborough Leagues they joined the UCL in 1931, but have since had spells in various leagues, including the Eastern Counties League, the Midlands League, the Central Alliance League, the Northern Counties East League, the Northern Premier League and the Southern League. They rejoined the UCL from the Northern Premier League Division One South in 2011.

The Tulips play in blue shirts and shorts, and are managed by Pat Rayment. Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is 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 a covered standing area. You can see a stadium plan that maps out these facilities 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 Brochure 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 EA Sports 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.

The UCL Handbook, along with links to competition rules is here.