Lutterworth Athletic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds XI – Thursday 1st August

Hall Park, Hall Lane, Bitteswell, Lutterworth Leicestershire LE17 4LN

Pre-Season Friendly

Kick-Off 7:45pm

Thursday 1st August 2013

Lutterworth Athletic v AFC Rushden & Diamonds XI


An AFC Rushden & Diamonds XI travel to Lutterworth to face Lutterworth Athletic on Thursday evening. This game will also be a chance to see a mix of players, some of whom may form the nucleus of the planned Diamonds U21 side.

Our Opponents

The two teams have already met twice in the short history of AFC Rushden & Diamonds, with both games having finished as draws, most notably in the first game between the teams 12 months ago, when an injury time goal from Alex Deakin made the scoreline 2-2 – report here.

The Athletic won promotion to the East Midlands Counties League for the 2012-13 season, and have now switched to play in Division One of the United Counties League. Their club colours are green and white.


Hall Park is to the north of Lutterworth, some distance from the town itself. The ground is around 35 miles from the Dog & Duck at Hall Park, Hall Lane, Bitteswell, Lutterworth LE17 4LN – directions here. There is a large car park at the ground, and the entrance gate for spectators is across a walkway from the clubhouse – although this is at right-angles to the walkway, so may not be immediately obvious for the first-time visitor.

Travel by public transport is not an easy option for this game, but details of possible options can be found on the Traveline website

Other Info

Details of the full pre-season campaign are here. A summary of the players who are already signed on for the 2013-14 season is here. Individual player profiles for the 2013-14 Diamonds squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles to follow once the season proper begins.

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 player and match stats from last season are here.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.

An overview of the fixtures in the forthcoming campaign for the various AFC Rushden & Diamonds teams can be found here.