AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wellingborough Whitworth


AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wellingborough Whitworth

Saturday 29th September 2012 – 3pm

Les Underwood Junior Cup Round 1

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

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their first game in the Les Underwood Junior Cup on Saturday afternoon when Wellingborough Whitworth make the very short trip “next door” to the Dog and Duck. Note that the confirmed kick-off time for this game is 3pm – some websites may still be showing a kick-off time an hour earlier, which is the default for this competition.

This is a Northamptonshire County Cup game. As the Diamonds are a non-league Step 6 club they will play in the Les Underwood Junior Cup, rather than the Hillier Senior Cup (which is for Step 1-5 clubs).

Note that this tie takes priority over the original league game arranged for this date – so the UCL1 game at home to Potton United will now be arranged for an alternative date. A full list of clubs and fixtures in this competition is here. This is the first round of the competition, with the winners going into the last 32. Note that the majority of games in this competition will be played on a Saturday with an earlier start, to allow for the fact that many clubs in the competition only play at weekends and do not have floodlights. See here for details of last season’s competition.

This is an all-pay game. Pricing for this game has been confirmed as £5 Adults, £2.50 Concessions (Over 60s, students, U16s) and £1 U8s. The tie will be decided on the day, with extra-time and penalties if required.

For this game there are some specific updates provided on the club website, regarding car parking.

Our Opponents

Wellingborough Whitworth FC, or Whitworths as they are often known were formed in 1973 with a basis of players from a Sunday League team known as the Victoria Millers.

The Flourmen have played at Victoria Mill in London Road since their formation. They joined the UCL in 1985, and have remained in Division One since then.

Their joint managers are Matty Freeman and Steve Sargent, and Diamonds players Deven Ellwood and Jake Newman were at Victoria Mill last season. Those players scored three of the five goals when the Diamonds beat the Flourmen 5-3 after extra time in the UCL Knock-out Cup earlier in the month.

The Dog and Duck

For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options.

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, so if you are able to volunteer please contact the club – details here.

Other Info

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here.

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. Details of how to buy season tickets, as well as seating arrangements and options for multi-game packs at a reduced price are detailed 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.