AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Wellingborough Whitworth
Tuesday 30th April 2013 – 7:45pm
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One
Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their final home league game of their inaugural season on Tuesday evening when near neighbours Wellingborough Whitworth make the short trip to the Dog & Duck. With all four teams chasing promotion only having two games to play, only the Diamonds will play their two games in what was originally to be the last week of the season, with the other three teams being allocated their last fixture on Monday or Tuesday of next week when the Diamonds will have completed their programme.
The Diamonds and the Flourmen met over the Easter period at Victoria Mill when the Diamonds ran out 3-1 winners with Jack Wisniewski’s opening goal followed by two from Jake Newman – report here.
As this is a league game, season tickets are valid. For those paying on the gate normal prices apply, so entry to this game is at the standard admission prices of Adults £5, Concessions £2.50, Under 16 Members FREE, Under 8 FREE (Concessions (with ID) are Over 60′s and Students. 8-15 year old non-members will also be admitted at the concession rate. Under 16 members are admitted free to all home matches on production of a valid membership card. Under 8s are admitted free to all home matches.
Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or on Twitter (@AFCRD). Those who may not have internet access in the build-up to a game may want to make note of the club contact phone number as detailed here.
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. They have had a fairly mixed season to date, and despite winning their first three league games they have dropped into the bottom half of the table.
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 season – report here.
They play in red and black stripes, and their club website 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.
There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, as detailed here.
Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here. Summary stats for the season to date are here, including appearances, form guide, attendance and goalscoring details. The current league table is 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.