Waterworks Field, Braybrooke Road, Desborough NN14 2LJ
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division
Saturday 21st February 2015
Desborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds
AFC Rushden & Diamonds make a short trip to the north of the county on Saturday to face Desborough Town in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.
Details of admission prices will be added here as provided by the host club. They have advised that parking facilities are very limited at their ground, and if the car park is full you will have to park on one of the neighbouring streets. Please ensure that you have parked wholly on the road as any vehicles obstructing the footpath are likely to receive an automatic £60 fine from the local Police.
Brad Harris will be making his 100th appearance for the club if he plays in the game on Saturday.
Please monitor AFC Rushden & Diamonds Twitter feed (@AFCRD) if the weather conditions suggests the fixture may be in any doubt.
Desborough Town have the rather unusual nickname of “Ar Tarn”, which is believed to have been adopted from the local pronunciation of “Our Town”. The club was founded in 1896 and joined the Northants League, which was later to be renamed as the United Counties League – and they have remained in the same competition for over a century. They have won the league title nine times, a record beaten only by Rushden Town.
A fire at Braybrooke Rd in December 2008 destroyed their clubhouse, with a replacement opening in February 2011.
They are managed by Ian Walker and they play in all blue. Their website is here, but their twitter feed appears to no longer work. They have had a mixed season to date, with some notable wins followed by heavy defeats. The two sides met in mid-October at the Dog & Duck with the Diamonds recording a 5-0 victory – report here. The game at Braybrooke Rd last season saw the Diamonds record a 2-0 victory on a cold wet evening – report here.
Directions for the trip of around 16 miles to Waterworks Field, Braybooke Rd, Desborough NN14 2LJ from the Dog & Duck are here
Local Directions from the UCL Handbook are as follows – Take exit 3 marked Desborough off the A14 and follow the bypass for 2 miles. At roundabout turn right and ground is 200 yards on the left hand side. Desborough officials have advised that parking facilities are very limited at their ground, and if the car park is full you will have to park on one of the neighbouring streets. Please ensure that you have parked wholly on the road as any vehicles obstructing the footpath are likely to receive an automatic £60 fine from the local Police.
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