Eynesbury Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds


 Eynesbury Rovers v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Saturday 27th October 2012 – 3:00pm

ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One

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

After the two league games at the Dog and Duck, the Diamonds hit the road again at the weekend, when they cross the border into Cambridgeshire to face Eynesbury Rovers in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

Eynesbury is a district of St Neots, on the southern side of the town. The club have arranged additional parking as detailed below, and have confirmed that admission is £4 for adults and £2 children/OAPs. The programme costs £1.

Rovers have a clubhouse with a 120 capacity, with Sky TV, a pool table and two darts boards. They also have a snack bar selling hot and cold refreshments, but are also proposing to have an outdoor barbecue to ease some pressure on the snack bar.

Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or 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, having been in Division One of the UCL since 2001.

This season they have beaten Northampton Sileby Rangers as well as Buckingham Town, Rothwell Corinthians and Northampton Spencer, losing only to Northampton ON Chenecks, and a 3-0 win over Bourne on Tuesday evening moved them to fourth in the league, one place and two points behind the Diamonds, with a game in-hand.

Their club website is here. They are currently co-managed by Martin Field and Matt Plumb. Ex R&DFC youth team midfielder James Freshwater has scored seven times for the side this season and is their top-scorer. They play in Blue and White.


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.

For a local map see here.

Rovers have arranged local car parking which is convenient for the ground at the ErnulfAcademy (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).

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 local bus 66 to the ground. For specific door-to-door details and timetables see the Traveline website.

Other Info

Latest Ticket News and Fixture News are provided on the AFC R&D website by clicking on the appropriate link.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles 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.


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