Bedworth United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Monday 2nd January 2017

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their next game in the Northern Premier League First Division South on Monday afternoon as they start 2017 with a visit to face Bedworth United (KO 3pm). This will be the Diamonds 21st game of the season, and thus completes the first half of the season.

Bedworth United play at The Oval, Miners Welfare Park, Coventry Rd, Bedworth CV12 8NN. Directions for the 44 mile trip can be found here.

Local directions are as follows: Exit M6 at Junction 3 and take the turning signed B4113 Longford/Bedworth At the next roundabout turn left towards Bedworth B4113 Go straight through 2 sets of traffic lights (not including pedestrian crossings) and Bedworth United FC is signposted on your right hand side.

They had a 3G pitch installed at The Oval in 2014. This will be the Diamonds first league game on such a surface, although they did play on a 3G surface at Hendon in the FA Cup. There are still trips to Basford and Romulus who also play on this type of pitch.

Admission Prices are adults £9, with Concessions and Children £6. Cars can be parked at the ground but spaces are limited. Alternative parking can be found in the town centre car parks two minutes from the ground. There are two entrances to the ground one being the main gate where you will find the club shop with a small amount of car parking available the other being the top gate which is nearest the town and council car parks just inside the Miners Welfare Park. The Oval has a Social club, with a licensed bar, with visiting fans welcome. There are refreshments including hot food available at the ground. There are various other car parking options as detailed here.

The club is not running a coach to this fixture.

Bedworth United club history is on their website here, with other information on the club directory page here. The Greenbacks website is here, and twitter feed here. One Greenbacks player who will be familiar to Diamonds fans is Iyseden Christie. They were relegated from the Southern League Premier at the end of last season.

The two teams have already met at the Dog & Duck this season, with the Diamonds earning a rare home victory over the August Bank Holiday – report 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 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.