Newport Pagnell Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 1st March

Willen Road, Newport Pagnell MK16 0DF

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 1st March 2014

Newport Pagnell Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

After a stop / start beginning to 2014, AFC Rushden & Diamonds move into March by making a trip to Buckinghamshire to face Newport Pagnell Town on Saturday 1st March in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division.

The Willen Rd pitch has passed a Saturday morning pitch inspection and the game will go ahead.

The two sides met at the Dog & Duck in a midweek game at the start of December when the Diamonds recorded a 2-1 victory in a tight game – report here.

Admission prices are Adults £5, Concessions £3 with U16’s free. Details of any parking recommendations will be added here when provided by the host club, along with any details of catering arrangements.

Our Opponents

Newport Pagnell Town FC was formed in 1963 as Newport Pagnell Wanderers as an alternative to the Aston Martin works team. They changed to their current name in 1972 as they moved to their Willen Road ground. They joined the UCL in 1973.

You can see more details on their history on their archived website here.

The Swans have had a challenging season so far, and have dropped towards the bottom of the table, but have had one win and one defeat so far in 2014. They last played exactly a month ago, and have only played two games since Boxing Day.

Their club colours are green and white hoops and the Swans are managed by Darren Lynch assisted by Daren Dykes and Ben Hill. Their website is here, and their twitter feed here.

Getting There

The Swans play at Willen Road, Newport Pagnell MK16 0DF. For directions for the 17 mile trip from the Dog & Duck see here.

The public transport option for the trip to Newport Pagnell would require connecting to Stagecoach Bus 40 in Bedford, or via a local bus in Milton Keynes.

Other Info

A summary set of profiles for the Diamonds Players and Management is here. Individual player profiles are here, with player and match stats available here.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Brochure as detailed here.

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here, and specific match status information here, along with the next planned fixture for the various AFC Rushden & Diamonds teams. 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 EA Sports 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.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details (with a map pinpointing all the UCL grounds), along with club links including Twitter details plus some general UCL links is here.

The UCL Handbook, along with links to competition rules is here.