Hayes & Yeading United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 8th September

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will travel to face Hayes & Yeading United in the First Qualifying Round of the Emirates FA Cup on Saturday 8th September.

United play at the SKYex Community Stadium, Beaconsfield Road, Hayes, Middlesex, UB4 0SL. For directions for the 73 mile trip from Rushden see here.

Local Directions from the M40 / A40 are provided by the club: Head eastbound towards London. Take the Target Roundabout exit, signposted Northolt, Harrow & Hayes. At the top of the slip road take the third exit (the first after exit towards London) onto the A312 towards Hayes. The next roundabout (The White Hart) is about 1 mile and a half on. Here ignore signs to Yeading (3rd exit) instead take the second exit towards Hayes and Heathrow to stay on the A312 (Hayes By-Pass). At the next roundabout, again ignore signs to Yeading and carry straight over. Take the next exit signposted Southall and Uxbridge (A4020 Uxbridge Road). At the top of the slip road take the first exit towards Southall. Head eastbound along the (A4020) Uxbridge Road signposted to Southall. Get into the far right hand lane as soon as you can to turn right into Springfield Road at the next set of traffic lights (There is a petrol station and a retail development with a Wickes on the corner of Springfield Road). Follow the road, past ‘Goals’ on your right. The road bears left into Beaconsfield Road, and about 100 yards on your right is the entrance to the ground.

See here for Public Transport directions.

If the scores are level after 90 minutes the game will be replayed at Hayden Road on Tuesday 11th September (KO 7:45pm).

Admission prices are £10 adults. £6 concessions. £3 U16s.

The club is running a coach for this fixture – details here.

Our Opponents

The United website is here, and their twitter feed here. They are managed by Paul Hughes, and play in the South Central Division of the Isthmian League (Step 4), where they are currently in second place in that league. Other information can be found on the club directory page here

Other Info

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, spearheaded by Radio Diamonds for most league games.

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

The latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the EVO-STIK Premier Division Central, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

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), and 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 broadcast commentary on the 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 Gold Bond 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 please get in touch.

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