MATCH OFF: AFC Rushden & Diamonds vs Bromsgrove Sporting

Diamonds welcome Bromsgrove Sporting to Hayden Road on Saturday 10th September, 3:00 pm kick-off.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £11

Concessions: £8

Students: £8

U21s: £6

U16s: £2

Tickets can be purchased in advance here. You can also pay by cash or contactless payment at the turnstile.

Our visitors

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.

To find out more about the club, visit their website here.

Last time out

Diamonds are on a comeback mission after being knocked out of the FA Cup by Enfield FC in a disappointing 2-1 loss. Sporting however made it through to the next round of the competition with a thrilling 4-3 victory over Stamford AFC.

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 in October 2019. 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 at Bromsgrove in the short “voided” season. In August 2021 Bromsgrove claimed the win with a 2-1 victory to kickstart their season, but Diamonds bounced back to turn the tables in April 2022 with Will Jones and Connor Furlong securing a 2-1 victory.

Season so far

Diamonds sit rock bottom of the table and need results fast to turn the season around. Bromsgrove have made a decent start to their season, winning three and losing three to put them comfortably mid-table after six games. Striker Dan Sweeney is one to watch for the visitors, with four goals so far this campaign.

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