AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wellingborough Town – Monday 21st April

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Easter Monday 21st April 2014

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wellingborough Town

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will complete their home campaign for the 2013-14 season by hosting co-tenants Wellingborough Town at the Dog & Duck. The two sides met on Boxing Day, when the Doughboys had a number of players missing, and the Diamonds recorded a 4-1 victory in front of over 850 fans – report 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.

At the match there will be a collection for the Meningitis Research Foundation in memory of Jayden Nel who died of meningococcal septicaemia aged three on the 7th December 2012. Jayden’s parents and family are well known to many supporters so please give generously. If you are unable to attend the game but would still like to support this charity, you can donate on-line through the following link. … ber-jayden

Our Opponents

Wellingborough Town FC were originally formed in 1867, and had a proud history being the sixth oldest in the country, although the current club was launched in 2004, two years after the original club had disbanded. The Doughboys had an impressive end to last season in the league, and after a mixed start to this campaign they hit form and climbed to a strong position in the league. They reached the semi-final of the UCL KO Cup before losing to Deeping Rangers.

Phil Neal, of Liverpool and England fame, started his career with the club, and AFC Rushden & Diamonds Assistant Manager Andy Peaks played at the Dog & Duck during the 2006/07 season. Jack Wisniewski has left the club since the two teams met in December, although Nat Liburd and Jason Taylor will be familiar to Diamonds fans. Doughboys striker Jason Turner is in contention to be the top scorer in the UCL Premier this season.

When the two clubs met on Boxing Day they were managed by Craig Adams, but he has since left to take over control at Bedford Town. They recently appointed Ben Watts as their new manager – who Diamonds fans may remember was in charge when they hosted Rothwell Corinthians last season. Their club colours are blue and yellow, and their club website is here and their Twitter feed 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.

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