Godalming Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 14th November

Wey Court, Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey. GU7 3JE

Kick-Off 3pm

Southern Football League Division One Central

Saturday 14th November 2015

Godalming Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will make one of their longest away trips of the season with the trip to face Godalming Town on Saturday. The Diamonds are on a run of 17 away games unbeaten, going back to January, so will be looking to extend this run in Surrey on Saturday.

The Diamonds plan to wear their red shirts, navy shorts and white socks for this fixture.

The Godalming Town clubhouse is open from noon, and there is a fully licensed bar, TV’s and a pool table. Children of all ages are welcome.

To enter the ground, you must go through the turnstile located next to the clubhouse. Payment is made at the turnstile, as follows:

  • Adults: £8
  • Concessions (OAP’s, NUS card holders): £5
  • Under 16′s: £1
  • Under 11′s accompanied by an adult: Free

Once inside the ground, you may wish to purchase a matchday programme, available for £2 just through the turnstile. The tea bar is also situated just through the turnstile, where you can buy hot and cold food and drinks. There is a covered seated stand, open to everyone, as well as covered standing areas behind both goals.

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

According to their website, the club has its origins as Godalming United FC, formed in 1950 by ex-pupils of Godalming Grammar School. Between 1950-71 the club played at the Recreation Ground. However, in 1970 Surrey Senior League side Farncombe collapsed, leaving their ground in Meadrow vacant. Godalming took over the debts and tenancy, changing their name to Godalming & Farncombe FC, and the name of the ground to Wey Court in the process. The club was accepted into the Combined Counties League for the start of the 1978 season, and a year later the name was changed again, to Godalming Town FC. The next development came in 1992 when the Guildford Football Appeal (formed in an attempt to return the town’s name to senior football, following the collapse of Guildford City in 1977) donated a sum of money towards floodlights, and in return the name of the club was changed yet again, to Godalming & Guildford FC. During the 2005 close season, the club changed its name for a fifth time, albeit back to one of its previous incarnations, that of Godalming Town. The 2005/06 season saw the side take the Combined Counties League Championship and League Cup by storm. Godalming Town were then accepted by Isthmian league officials following extensive ground improvements. A number of switches between leagues followed, and they also reached the playoffs for two seasons running.

Details of their league progression are in the Football History Database here.

They are known as the G’s and are managed by Andy Hunt. Their website is here, and their Twitter feed here. Their club colours are Yellow and Green.

Getting There

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

You can find directions for the trip of around 95 miles to Wey Court, Meadrow, Godalming, Surrey. GU7 3JE here

Local direction from the A3 are as follows: Take B3000 exit on the southbound A3 signposted Godalming/Farnham. At the roundabout take the Compton exit and follow the road for 2½ miles. At the next roundabout take the second exit onto the A3100. When you reach the A3100, pass the Manor Inn on the left and then the petrol station on the right. Wey Court is 50 yards further along the road on the right hand side.

Unfortunately parking at the ground is limited to players and officials only. There is however a pay and display park just outside the ground, with 50 spaces. The charges for this car park are as follows:  Up to 2 hours: 50p, Over 2 hours: £1.50.

Disabled parking is available at the ground, please contact info@godalmingtownfc.co.uk in advance.

For those wanting to use Public Transport, the nearest rail station is at Farncombe, rather than Godalming station itself. Farncombe station is just over 10 minutes walk from the ground. However, rail services are not running beyond Guildford due to weekend maintenance, so the options are to take a rail replacement bus from Guildford Station to Farncombe Station, or to walk to Guildford Town Centre and get a local bus 70, 71 or 72, which stop just outside the ground (Meadrow). You can get door-to-door directions on the Traveline website here. If you do travel to Farncombe Station then the directions are as follows: Turn right at the bottom of the station’s entrance. Then turn left down St Johns Street. At the church, turn left along the alleyway. Follow this path all the way to the main road. Here you will find the Leathern Bottle Pub on the right and Wey Court on the left.

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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