Market Drayton Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 25th March

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will play their 250th senior game on Saturday afternoon as they travel to North Shropshire to face Market Drayton Town  in the Northern Premier League First Division South (KO 3pm) 

Market Drayton Town play at Greenfields Sports Ground, Greenfield Lane, Market Drayton  TF9 3SL Please note that the normal parking area is shared with a local Rugby club, who are also playing on Saturday. To avoid any issues the club have arranged access to further parking on the premises of Stevens Bodyworks Company – who are situated on the left as you turn onto Greenfields Lane – allowing the parking areas at the front of that business to be used as an emergency overflow car park, from 1:15pm onwards. The only ‘caveat’ is that whoever parks in this area should ensure they keep clear of the doors to the facility in case of an emergency. 

Directions for the trip of around 110 miles can be found here. The club is running a coach to this fixture – details here. The ground is not readily accessible via public transport, the main option being a train to Stoke and then a 45 minute bus ride to the town followed by a walk to the ground – see here for door-to-door directions.

Market Drayton Town club history is on their dedicated page on the NPL website here, and other information is on the club directory page here. The Gingerbreadmen club website is here, and twitter feed here. They play in an all-red strip – the Diamonds will wear their white shirts for this game.


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 or by following @AFCRD. See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Other Info

A summary of the Diamonds 2016/17 playing squad, including player pen-pics is here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Current Player, Match and League stats are here, along with historic player stats. Last season’s stats are here.

The Diamonds fixtures for the 2016-17 season can be found here.

You can find a shared Google calendar that includes all the Diamonds fixtures here. This will allow you to link to that calendar or copy and paste them into a personal calendar. See here for more details of linking to iOS calendars.

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 Northern Premier League First Division South Clubs, 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 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.

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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