Match Preview: Basford United vs AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Diamonds travel to league newcomers Basford United on Saturday (13th August, 3:00 pm kick-off) for their first away match of the 2022/23 Pitching In Southern League Premier Division Central.

We will be running a combined supporters and players coach to the game. Click here for further details and to book your place.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £9

Concessions: £6.50

Family ticket or parties of four: £22

Tickets can be purchased in advance here or you can pay at the turnstiles.

Our hosts

They play at Greenwich Avenue and finished 20th in the Northern Premier League Premier Division last season before being transferred across. The Lions are managed by Mark Clifford and lost their opening game of the campaign 3-1 at Royston Town last Saturday.

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

Last time out

Diamonds kicked off the season with a 0-0 draw at home to Needham Market.

Meetings between the clubs

Diamonds and Basford have faced each other on three occasions, with Diamonds emerging victorious once, Basford winning once and one draw.

The full list of results between the two sides is:

Diamonds 5-3 Basford (Newman, Morgan x2, Gillingwater, Wisniewski) – FA Vase Second Round, 17th November 2012

Diamonds 2-2 Basford (Shariff pen, Lorraine) – Northern Premier League First Division South, 22nd October 2016

Basford 3-0 Diamonds – Northern Premier League First Division South, 25th February 2017

Home vs away

Basford had the second-worst home record in the Northern Premier League Premier Division last season as they won five, drew seven and lost nine, scoring a league-low of 17 goals in the process.

In the 2021/22 Southern Premier Central, Diamonds had the third-best away record winning ten, drawing four and losing six.

Can’t make the game?

Our Radio Diamonds team will be providing live commentary as the action unfolds – tune in at 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 Interviews will be available after the game at

Match preview: Ollie Mortimer