Bedford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Tuesday 2nd September

The (New) Eyrie, Meadow Lane, Cardington, Beds. MK44 3SB

Kick-Off 7:45pm

FA Cup Preliminary Round Replay

Tuesday 2nd September 2014

Bedford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Following the 1-1 draw on Saturday, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will travel to the outskirts of Bedford to face Bedford Town in the FA Cup Preliminary Round replay. This will be game 100 for the AFC Rushden & Diamonds senior side.

The Eagles play in the Southern League Division One Central, which is a Step 4 league, after having dropped down from the Southern League Premier at the end of last season.

The winners of the tie will travel to face Hendon in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round on the weekend of 13th September. You can see more information on this season’s FA Cup on the FA Website here including Round Dates, List of Entries Accepted, List of Exemptions, Prize Fund and full draws for the Extra Preliminary Round, Preliminary Round and First Round Qualifying.

Entrances prices for this game are £9 for adults, £6 for concessions, with Under 16s at £3.

Should scores be level after 90 minutes there will be extra-time, followed by penalties if the scores are still level after the two 15 minute periods.

Match Status information is here.

Our Opponents

Bedford Town play in the Southern League Division One Central after dropping down a level at the end of last season. They are managed by ex-Wellingborough Town manager Craig Adams.

Ex-R&DFC Youth Teamer Joe Hopewell is on the books of Bedford Town. The Eagles play in blue shirts and shorts.

Further details about the club can be found on their website here. There is an Unofficial Twitter feed here.

A report on Saturday’s match at the Dog & Duck is available here.

Getting There

The New Eyrie is on the outskirts of Bedford, towards Cardington, on the road from Bedford to Sandy (MK44 3SB) – see here for a map and directions.

With this being an evening game with the possibility of extra-time there is no reasonable public transport option.

 The Eagles produced a guide to visiting their club ready for their first game of the season, which has details of facilities etc, and can be found 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 Section of this website 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 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.

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.

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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