Hendon FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 13th September

Earlsmead, Carlyon Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 8SS

Kick-Off 3pm

FA Cup First Qualifying Round

Saturday 13th September 2014

Hendon FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Following the victory over Bedford Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds will travel to South Harrow to face Hendon FC in the FA Cup First Qualifying Round.

The Greens are members of the Isthmian League Premier Division, which is a Step 3 league, and play at Earlsmead in South Harrow, which is the home of Harrow Borough FC.

The winners of the tie will play in the FA Cup Second Qualifying Round on the weekend of 27th September. You can see more information on this season’s FA Cup on the FA Website here including Round Dates, List of Entries Accepted, List of Exemptions, Prize Fund and full draws for the Extra Preliminary Round, Preliminary Round and First Round Qualifying.

Admission prices for the game are £10 for adults, £5 for concessions, and free for under 16s.

If the game is level after 90 minutes a replay will be held at the Dog & Duck on 16th September at 19:45. For this game the prices will be £6 adults, £3 concessions and free for under 16s.

Match Status information is here.


Our Opponents

For the past four year Hendon FC has been a fan owned club, although the club itself has over 100 years of history, although they were not known as Hendon FC until 1946. They now play at Earlsmead, home of Harrow Borough FC, after playing for 82 years at Claremont Road before a failed attempt to move to a purpose build ground. Hendon joined the Isthmian League in 1963, and have now remained in the top division of that league for over 50 years!

After the games last weekend the Greens were in fifth position in the Isthmian League Premier Division.

The Greens faced R&DFC in the FA Trophy back in September 1994, with the tie going to a replay which the Diamonds won 4-1 at Claremont Road. The old club also played at Earlsmead for a Capital Conference game in 1999.

The Greens are managed by Gary McCann. They play in a green and white strip.

Hendon striker Ollie Sprague faced the Diamonds in the FA Cup when he was at Northwood last season.

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


Getting There

Earlsmead is in South Harrow at Carlyon Avenue, Harrow, Middlesex, HA2 8SS – see here for a map and directions for a trip of around 60 miles.

The club plans to run a coach for this fixture – details here.

More directions on finding Earlsmead are on the Hendon website here along with details of public transport options, and there is also plenty of information regarding visiting Earlsmead, including parking etc, on their website here.


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 ishere.

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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