Match Preview: AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Bromsgrove Sporting

Diamonds have a home match against Bromsgrove Sporting on Saturday, 29th October (3:00 pm kick-off).

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £11

Over 60 concessions: £8

Under 21 (aged 17-21): £8

Students: £8

Under 16 (aged 9-16): £2

Under 8: Free (accompanied by a paying adult/over 60 concession)

Our hosts

A club born out of Bromsgrove Rovers, Sporting started life in the Midland Combination Division Two and have worked their way back up to Step 3. The Rouslers play at The Victoria Ground and narrowly avoided the drop last year, finishing 18th.

Meetings between the clubs

The first game between the sides was a chastening experience for Diamonds with the Rouslers running out incredible 8-2 winners at Hayden Road. It was an even game when Diamonds equalised at 2-2 on 39 minutes but a third for a dominant Bromsgrove and two sendings off either side of half-time killed Diamonds chances. Nine man Diamonds battled to be just 4-2 down by the 82nd minute but a tiring, dispirited Diamonds conceded four goals in a horrendous last 10 minutes. 

Diamonds reclaimed some pride with a hard fought 0-0 draw in the away game but were beaten 1-0 in the short “voided” season at Bromsgrove in October 2020.

In August 2021 Bromsgrove claimed the win with a 2-1 victory to kick start their season, but Diamonds bounced back to turn the tables in April 2022 with Will Jones and Connor Furlong securing a 2-1 victory.

Can’t make the game?

Our Radio Diamonds team will be providing live commentary as the action unfolds – tune in at mixlr.com/radiodiamondsafc. Listeners will be able to message with their comments and thoughts on 07394 309591.

We will also doing live updates on our Twitter account at twitter.com/AFCRD. Highlights and interviews will be available after the game at youtube.com/AFCRDTV.