Arlesey Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Tuesday 5th April

Hitchin Road,  Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6RS

Tuesday April 5th 2016

Kick-Off 7:45pm

Southern Football League Division One Central

Arlesey Town FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will head into Bedfordshire for the second time in a few days when they travel to face Arlesey Town (KO 7:45pm) in the rearranged game.

You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

There is a Diamonds Match Diary here, and the club twitter feed will provide the latest information before, during and after the match using the link https://twitter.com/AFCRD or by following@AFCRD.

See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Our Opponents

Arlesey Town FC was founded in 1891 and have been playing at the equivalent of Step 4 level since the turn of the millennium, competing in both the Isthmian and Southern League Systems.

They are known as the Blues and are managed by Zema and Nathan Abbey. Their website is here, and their Twitter feed here. Their club colours are blue shirts and shorts. Ex R&DFC youth team player Lewis Wilson is part of the Blues strikeforce.

The two teams met at the start of February with the Diamonds recording a 6-1 victory – report here.

Getting There

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Travel is not running a players’ / supporters’ coach for this fixture.

For directions for the journey of around 37 miles to Hitchin Road,  Arlesey, Bedfordshire SG15 6RS see here. Local directions are as follows: “If travelling from the north or the south via the A1/M leave the motorway at junction 10 and take the A507 Baldock Road toward Stotfold and Shefford. At the 3rd roundabout take the 1st exit down Stotfold Road and take the 1st left into House lane which merges into High Street. Keep going through the town for about 0.5 mile, you will see a large white building on your right. The ground is on your left.”
Alternatively if travelling via Bedford follow the A6 or A600 to the A507. Continue east on the A507 until just before Shefford. Go around the roundabout taking the 3rd exit and keep on the A507 going through 3 roundabouts. On the 4th roundabout take the 3rd exit onto Stotfold road then turn left into House lane which merges onto High Street. Keep going through the town for about 0.5 mile, you will see a large white building on your right. The ground is on your left.

Arlesey is on the Great Northern Railway line from London Kings Cross to Peterborough (the East Coast Main Line), and the station is at the Church End of the village and about 1.5 miles away from the ground along the High Street  – see traveline.info for door to door directions.

Other Info

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Details of the Diamonds playing squad and management team are here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Player and Match Stats are here, and previous seasons stats are here.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here

There are a range of social media options available to help follow the Diamonds, with the well used and liked twitter feed to the fore, as well as a Facebook page and Club Instagram Page (follow afcrd). For this season we are also going to launch a Snapchat service, accessible on mobile platforms such as an iOS or Android Phone, so you can follow the live matchday story by finding afcrd on Snapchat.

Radio Diamonds will be broadcasting for this game – details here.

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 Hevey 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.

People accessing the website via Tablet or Mobile who want to access some of the nested menus on the website may find the “Quick Links” tab useful – found just above the “Hevey” logo on the homepage.

 

 

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