Hitchin Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 5th January

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their next game in the EVO-STIK South Premier Division Central when they travel to face Hitchin Town on Saturday (KO 3pm).

The Canaries play at Top Field, Fishponds Road,Hitchin,Hertfordshire,SG5 1NU. Directions for the 31 miles trip from Rushden can be found here.
Local Directions provided by the host club for those travelling via the A1 or M1 (rather than the A600 from Bedford) are thus:

By road from the A1

Exit at junction 8 (Stevenage North and Hitchin), onto A602 towards Hitchin. At the Three Moorhens Pub roundabout, take the third exit towards Bedford on the A600. Go straight over the next roundabout and subsequent traffic lights, then turn right at the next roundabout into Fishponds Road. The ground is on the left – entrance is 100 yards along.

By road from the M1

From the M1 take junction 10 (Luton South and Airport), and follow the A505 signposted to Hitchin. When in Hitchin turn left at the first large roundabout, and follow signs for Bedford (A600). Straight ahead at the next set of traffic lights, at the next roundabout turn right into Fishponds Road. Entrance is 100 yards on the left.


Admission Prices at Top Field are amongst the highest in the Division, with adult admission £12 / concessions £8. There is a scheme to provide a £1 discount for tickets bought in advance, but such tickets are non-refundable in the event of a postponement or a problem getting to the game. The full list provided by the host club is thus

Adults: £11 Online in advance (until 20:00 the previous evening), £12.00 Matchday.

Concessions (Over 60s, Students Over 20 with ID, Registered Disabled (Carer Free)): £7 Online in advance, £8.00 Matchday,

Young Persons 13-19: £2 (ID must be shown if requested, otherwise Adult price will be offered)

Children Under 13: FREE (if accompanying an adult)

Unaccompanied Under 13s will not be permitted entry

Over 80s: FREE

Programme: £2.00

 The club is not running a coach for this fixture. details for forthcoming coach travel are here.

 Details of the new initiative regarding Saturday Morning breakfasts at Hayden Road are here.


The Canaries website is here, and their twitter feed here. They are managed by Mark Burke. 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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