Basford United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 25th February

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their next game in the Northern Premier League First Division South on Saturday afternoon as they travel to Nottinghamshire to face Basford United (KO 3pm).

Basford United play at Mill Street Playing Field, Greenwich Avenue, Basford, Nottingham NG6 0LD. Directions for the trip of around 75 miles can be found here. The club is running a coach to this fixture – details here. The ground is a short walk from Highbury Vale tram stop, with Nottingham City Trams linking to Nottingham or Bulwell Rail Stations. Details for finding the ground by car, bus or tram can be found on the club website here. You can also find details of admission prices here. They also record the fact that “Basford” is pronounced as “Baseford”.

Basford United club history is on their website here, and other information is on the club directory page here. The club website is here, and twitter feed here.

The two teams have already met at the Dog & Duck this season, with the game ending in a 2-2 draw – report here. They had previously met twice before at the Dog & Duck, with the Diamonds winning in the FA Vase in the 2012-13 season, and United winning in the FA Trophy game last season. This will be the first time the teams have met in Nottinghamshire. United have recently installed a 3G surface at Greenwich Avenue.


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 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.

Other Info

A summary of the Diamonds 2016/17 playing squad, including player pen-pics is here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Current Player, Match and League stats are here, along with historic player stats. Last season’s stats are here.

The Diamonds fixtures for the 2016-17 season can be found here.

You can find a shared Google calendar that includes all the Diamonds fixtures here. This will allow you to link to that calendar or copy and paste them into a personal calendar. See here for more details of linking to iOS calendars.

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 Northern Premier League First Division South Clubs, 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 or Android 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 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.