MATCH POSTPONED – AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sleaford Town – Saturday 9th August

AFC Rushden & Diamonds are sad to announce that Saturday’s match at home to Sleaford Town has been postponed. This is due to a recent serious accident involving Sleaford’s Manager Kris Jones. The thoughts of everyone at AFC Rushden & Diamonds are with Kris and his family.

A statement on the Sleaford Town website read:

Sleaford Town FC regrets to announce that their Manager, Kris Jones, is currently in a critical condition in intensive care at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham, following a serious road traffic accident on the A1 on Monday evening.

All the thoughts and prayers of everyone at the Football Club are with Kris and his family at this difficult and trying time and we request that their privacy is respected.

As a result of this situation the Club has requested to the league that Saturday’s game against AFC Rushden and Diamonds be postponed, which the league has agreed to.

Kris’ Assistant Manager, Terry Fleming, has been placed in temporary charge of footballing matters.

AFC R&D have arranged  a home friendly against Codicote on Saturday 9th August – details here – and will then open their UCL Premier campaign with a trip to Harborough Town on Tuesday evening – details here..