Bedford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – New Years Day

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will welcome in the New Year with their next away league game of the 2017-18 campaign in the EVO-STIK League South, East when they visit Bedford Town on Monday afternoon (1/1/18 – KO 3pm). With 10 wins in a row in all competitions, the Diamonds will be aiming to equal their current best winning-streak, as well as moving into 2018 in a similar vein of form as at the end of 2017.

The game is being played at Bedford Town FC, The Eyrie, Meadow Lane, Cardington, Beds. MK44 3LW. The Eyrie is on the outskirts of Bedford, towards Cardington, on the road from Bedford to Sandy – see here for a map and directions for the 17 mile trip from Rushden. Fans, players and officials have been reminded to not park in the nearby Bedford FC Car Park (even though they do not have a first team game scheduled for that date), making sure they use those areas allocated for Bedford Town games.

With this being a Bank Holiday game there is no reasonable public transport option.

The club is not running a coach for this fixture – details of coach travel are here.


Our Opponents

The Eagles were formed in 1989 after the demise of the original Bedford Town team which folded in 1982. They reached Conference South level in 2006 before dropping down into the Southern League Premier the following season, and into Division One in 2014.

Their website is here, and twitter feed here. They are managed by Jon Taylor. Other information can be found on the club directory page here

Other Info

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, 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 League South, East 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 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.

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 under the “Auto Windscreens” logo on the homepage.


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