Desborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Tuesday 22nd October

Waterworks Field, Braybrooke Road, Desborough NN14 2LJ

Kick-Off 7:45pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Tuesday 22nd October 2013

Desborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds


AFC Rushden & Diamonds return to league action on Tuesday evening when they travel to face Desborough Town in the ChromaSport and Trophies UCL Premier Division. This will be only their third away league game of the season, but their second in midweek.

More details on admission prices, parking capacities and catering facilities will be added here once available.

Our Opponents

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 Steve Walker and they play in all blue. Their website is here, but their twitter feed appears to no longer work. After a promising start to the season followed by a period where they lost their assistant manager and coach to Harborough Town, they have had a mixed period recently, losing 8-1 at home to Deeping Rangers, but picking up notably away vixtories at Peterborough Northern Star and the improving Sileby Rangers. This has left them one point ahead of the Diamonds in a mid-table position. They had an impressive 3-1 away victory at Hucknall Town in the FA Vase at the weekend.

Ex Diamond Daniel Grainger joined Ar Tarn in September, and they also have a number of players from Sileby Rangers title-winning side of last season, including Michael Byrne and David Glass. Diamonds player Brad Harris joined the club after a spell at Braybrooke Road.

Getting There

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

With this being an evening game the public transport options are rather limited, although the buses from the ground to Kettering do run until late in the evening. Braybrooke Road can be reached by Stagecoach Bus 19 from Kettering – using the service that terminates at Hilltop – timetable here, route-map here.

To check whether you will be able to get mobile phone coverage at the ground please input the above postcode into one of the following coverage checkers:

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 Brochure 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 EA Sports 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.

The UCL Handbook, along with links to competition rules are here.

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