Fleet Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 13th February

Calthorpe Park, Crookham Road, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 5FA

Saturday 13th February 2016

Kick-Off 3pm

Southern Football League Division One Central

Fleet Town FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will make one of their longest trips of the season at the weekend when they travel to face Fleet Town FC on Saturday. The Blues struggled when the two teams met in October at the Dog & Duck, with the Diamonds winning 5-2 (report here), but they have an impressive home record, with seven victories at Calthorpe Park.

You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

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 https://twitter.com/AFCRD 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.

Our Opponents

Fleet Town FC was formed in 1890 and after time spent in local leagues they joined the Athenian League in 1979. In 2004, they began a period of switching between the Isthmian League and differing regional divisions of the Southern League, and prior to this season they were in the Southern League Division One South & West where they ended up in 19th position.

Their website is here and their twitter feed here. They are managed by Craig Davis and play in Sky Blue / White Shirts and Dark Blue shorts.

Getting There

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Travel is running a players’ / supporters’ coach for this fixture – details here.

For directions for the journey of around 90 miles to Calthorpe Park, Crookham Road, Fleet, Hampshire GU51 5FA see here.

Local directions provided by the club are as follows “The ground is situated next to Calthorpe Park and is accessed via driveway on Crookham Road, Fleet. Postcode GU51 5FA also includes some nearby residential roads, make sure you are looking for Crookham Road in Sat Nav. From London and the North travel via M3, exit at junction 4a, follow signs into Fleet (Town Centre), past Railway station and into town, continue along Fleet Road to the major crossroads by Oatsheaf public house. Carry on across lights into Crookham Road, follow road down hill, the entrance road is on right, just past Glen Road (on the left), the club has its own car park, but if this is full, please use suitable road parking away from the ground or town centre public car park, not in front of residential properties in the entrance road.”

Getting there by public transport is fairly straightforward as the ground is close to Fleet Town centre – although a local bus #10 from the station may be of benefit – see traveline.info for door to door directions.


Other Info

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Details of the Diamonds playing squad and management team are here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Player and Match Stats are here, and previous seasons stats are here.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here

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). For this season we are also going to launch 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 be broadcasting for this 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.


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