AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Yaxley FC – Friday 11th April

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

Kick-Off 7:52pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Friday 11th April 2014

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Yaxley FC

AFC Rushden & Diamonds welcome Yaxley FC to the Dog & Duck on Friday evening in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division. The match will kick-off at 7:52pm, seven minutes later than originally scheduled as a mark of respect to the 25th anniversary of the Hillsborough Disaster – as referenced here.

With both teams otherwise due to have a blank weekend, and with the Dog & Duck already in use for a Wellingborough Town game on the Saturday afternoon, the two clubs recently agreed to play this game as a Friday evening fixture.

The two sides met in Cambridgeshire back in November, with the Diamonds recording a 2-1 victory in a very tight game – 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.

Our Opponents

Yaxley Football Club was formed in 1900 as Yaxley Rovers, and after playing mostly in the Peterborough district leagues they stepped up to the Eastern League in 1988, and after a move to the West Anglian League they won promotion to the United Counties League in 1995, quickly winning promotion to the Premier Division where they have since remained.

The Cuckoos play in blue shirts and shorts, and are managed by Brett Whaley. Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is here. Ex-R&DFC striker Andy Furnell plays for the Cuckoos.

Yaxley have recovered from the early disappointments of being knocked out of both the FA Cup and FA Trophy by local rivals Peterborough Northern Star to climb into the top 6 in the UCL Premier. Last season they finished 12th in the UCL Premier.

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.