Harborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Tuesday 12th August

Bowdens Park. Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leics, LE16 9HF

Kick-Off 7:45pm

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Tuesday 12th August 2014

Harborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will make the trip into Leicestershire on Tuesday evening for their first game of the 2014-15 season, when they visit Market Harborough to face Harborough Town. The two teams met at Bowdens Park at the end of March in what was the Diamonds penultimate away game of last season, and the Diamonds recorded a 6-0 victory – report here.

Our Opponents

Harborough Town Football Club was formed as Harborough Town Juniors FC at the start of the 1975/1976 season and has been based in its own facilities at Northampton Road since the early 1990’s. The club became an FA Charter Standard Club in 2004 and recently achieved FA Charter Standard Community Club status. After starting in the Northants Combination they joined the UCL in 2009, and won promotion to the Premier league in 2012. Ex-Cobbler Chris Carruthers played for the club, as did Martin Johnson who became more famous for his exploits with the oval ball.

The Bees play in yellow shirts and black shorts, and are managed by Gordon Kyle and Rob Dunion.

Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is here.

Last season Harborough Town had a difficult time in the league but battled well to finish 17th and avoid the threat of relegation.

Getting There

Directions for the 22 mile trip from Wellingborough to Bowdens Park. Northampton Road, Market Harborough, Leics, LE16 9HF are here. You can also follow local signs for the Harborough Leisure Centre. The ground is south of the Town Centre on the A508, so is easily reached from the A14 junction 2. There is a car park at the ground.

As this is an evening game public transport options are limited.

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, 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 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

AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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