Eynesbury Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 7th March

Eynesbury Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Saturday 7th March 2015 – 3:00pm

ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Alfred Hall Memorial Ground, Hall Road, Eynesbury, St. Neots PE19 2SF

The Diamonds will play the third game on their prolonged road-trip when they cross the border into Cambridgeshire to face Eynesbury Rovers in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Premier Division on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Eynesbury is a district of St Neots, on the southern side of the town.

Rovers have a clubhouse with a 120 capacity, with TV, a pool table and two darts boards. They also have a snack bar selling hot and cold refreshments. Rovers have secured additional parking facilities at the school adjacent to the ground (as they did two seasons ago), and that Diamonds supporters follow the signs and park in the school car park. There is a path and a back entrance to the ground behind the main stand. Details of any specific admission prices or catering arrangements will be added here if provided by the host club.

Please note that there are major roadworks on the A1 at the Black Cat Roundabout, which means the A1 will be closed in the vicinity of St Neots, meaning possible impact on local roads – details here.

Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be on Twitter (@AFCRD) – or via the various Eynesbury Rovers communication resources.

Our Opponents

Eynesbury Rovers FC was founded in 1897, and after time spent in local leagues they have played in both the United Counties league and the Eastern Counties League, moving into Division One of the UCL in 2001 before gaining promotion at the end of last season after finishing in the runners-up spot.

Rovers club website is here, and their twitter feed here. They are currently co-managed by Martin Field and Matt Plumb. They play in Blue and White.

Two seasons ago they inflicted a heavy defeat on the Diamonds when the two teams first met (report here), and then a dramatic return game at the Dog & Duck ended in a 2-2 draw – report here. Earlier this season the two teams met at the Dog & Duck with the Diamonds earning their first win over their opponents with a 3-0 victory – report here.

Directions

For directions to Alfred Hall Memorial Ground, Hall Road, Eynesbury, St. Neots PE19 2SF see here, with the trip being around 25 miles each way from the Dog and Duck. Rovers website has directions from the A428 St Neots bypass (accessed directly from the A1 to avoid St Neots town centre) as follows :- From A428 turn towards St. Neots at the roundabout by Tesco into Barford Road. Go straight over the next 3 small roundabouts into Berkley Street, until you come to a blind bend with traffic calming measures. Once past these measures take next left into Hardwick Road, then take the first left into Hall Road. Ground is at the end of this road.

Please note that there are major roadworks on the A1 at the Black Cat Roundabout, which means the A1 will be closed in the vicinity of St Neots, meaning possible impact on local roads – details here.

As they did two seasons ago, Rovers have arranged local car parking which is convenient for the ground at the Ernulf Academy (formerly St Neots Community College), which is next to the Leisure Centre just south of the ground. As you enter Eynesbury via the A428 go past Tesco (on your left).

Go over two roundabouts and then turn left at the third one into the school. (Rovers plan to signpost the car park for us). Access to the ground is via a pathway to a side gate (which will also be signposted).

For a local map see here.

See below for a local map, courtesy of Google Maps.

Those preferring to use public transport will find it rather a challenge, perhaps going via Bedford to get the Stagecoach X5 bus to St Neots, and then a local bus to the ground. For specific door-to-door details and timetables see the Traveline website.

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. 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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