AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play the next away game in the EVO-STIK South Premier Division Central when they travel to face Banbury United on Tuesday evening (KO 7:45pm).
The Puritans at The Spencer Stadium, Station Approach, Banbury, Oxfordshire OX16 5AB
which is 45 miles from Rushden – click here
for directions (see the note below about the A422 closure at Farthinghoe
) – or see here
for detailed directions provided by the club, along with car parking information. It has been pointed out that the entry to the local road
that leads to the ground can be easy to miss, so the picture below highlights that road, on the right with the hatched markings, as you approach the station on the town side of the tracks.
Admission Prices are Adults £10, Concessions (Over 60s) £7, Students 19 and over with ID £5, 18 and under £1.
The Programme is £2 and there is free parking for up to 200 cars and free seating in the stand. An overflow parking area is available if required, please follow the guidance from stewards.
The club is not running a coach for this fixture – details for forthcoming coach travel are here
Please note that the A422 is closed between Brackley and Banbury at Farthinghoe, If travelling down the A43 you will need to consider whether to follow the route advised on Google Maps, turning off onto the B4525 at Syresham and following this road to Banbury, or to follow the signposted diversionary route which takes you down the A43 past Brackley to the M40 at the Cherwell Valley Services and then back up to Banbury, adding about 10 miles to the journey.
Away supporters are advised to use OX16 5AB for their Sat-Nav as the club’s official postcode may well take you elsewhere!
In addition the old Chiltern Railway car park at the end of Tramway Industrial Estate is available for use, This is accessed via the postcode OX16 5RW (the direct link into Tramway Road is pedestrian only). You can walk through to Station Approach from here.
The Puritans website is here
, and their twitter feed here
. They are managed by Mike Ford. Other information can be found on the club directory page here
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, spearheaded by Radio Diamonds
for most league games.
Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here
The latest fixture news is here
. You can find a directory of all of the EVO-STIK Premier Division Central, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here
, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.
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), and a Snapchat service, accessible on mobile platforms such as an iOS
Phone, so you can follow the live matchday story by finding afcrd on Snapchat.
Radio Diamonds will broadcast commentary on the 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 Gold Bond 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
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