North Greenford United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 5th September

Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford UB6 0NX

Kick-Off 3pm

Southern Football League Division One Central

Saturday 5th September 2015

North Greenford United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will make their third away trip of the league season with the trip to face North Greenford United on Saturday. Details of the Diamonds first season in the Southern Football League Division One Central can be found on the fixture list here. After their recent home wins in the league, the Diamonds will be looking to get their first league win on the road at Step 4 level. They have the added incentive that a win or draw will mean that this team sets the record for the longest unbeaten run for an AFC Rushden & Diamonds team, so will be hoping as many Diamonds fans as possible are there to see them attempt to set a new target.

North Greenford United have had a difficult start to the season in the league, but won 5-1 on Tuesday in an Emirates FA Cup replay.

Admission prices have been advised as: Adults: £8.00 Concessions: £4.00. Matchday programme: £2.00.

You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

There is a Diamonds Match Diary here, and the club twitter feed will provide the latest information before, during and after the match using the link or by following @AFCRD.

See below for details of all the social media options for following the Diamonds, as well as details on Radio Diamonds.

Our Opponents

Football in North Greenford began in 1944. They joined the Combined Counties League in 2002, and in 2010 won promotion to the Southern League. They finished in the bottom two in the league last season but were reprieved from relegation.

They are known as the Blues and are managed by Barry Morris. Their website is here, and their Twitter feed here. As their nickname suggests, the Blues club colours are Blue Shirts and Shorts.

Getting There

AFC Rushden & Diamonds Travel is running a coach to North Greenford, detailed here. The Coach will be leaving as follows:

The Coach will be leaving

  • Lightstrung, Rushden (Skinners Hill) at 11:15am
  • The Dog & Duck at 11.30am

Seats will be priced as follows (please note these have been reduced from the prices originally advised):

  • Members £10
  • Non-Members £15
  • Under 16s £5

You can find directions for the trip of around 70 miles to Berkeley Fields, Berkeley Avenue, Greenford UB6 0NX here.

By Rail: Take the Central line to Greenford Station (or First Great Western from Paddington to Greenford). Turn left out of the station under the bridge. Turn right into Rockware Avenue and walk to the end of the Road until you reach Greenford Road. Turn left and walk along Greenford Road. Turn right into Berkeley Avenue and follow to the end. Enter the Car Park and the entrance to the ground is in the far right hand corner. Alternatively, Take the Tube to Sudbury Hill on the Piccadilly Line. Turn right out of the station and walk approximately three quarters of a mile until you reach Berkeley Avenue.

By Road: From the M25 take the M40 London-bound then leave the A40 when you reach the Greenford exit (A4127), just before the flyover, and turn left at the roundabout at the end of the slip road, heading north along the Greenford Road. Go straight across the traffic lights after passing under the railway bridge. Berkeley Avenue is the next traffic lit turning on the right (opposite the Glaxo building). Go down the hill to the end of the road, where you will reach a large park where you will bear right to a public car park and the ground further round to the right. Click on the picture below to enlarge it for a view from Bing Maps.



Other Info

The fixture list is here, and latest fixture news is here. You can find a directory of all of the Southern Football League Division One Central Clubs, with links to web pages, twitter feeds etc here, where you will also find a set of links to other useful resources.

Details of the Diamonds playing squad and management team are here. Individual player profiles for the Diamonds squad are available here. Player and Match Stats are here, and previous seasons stats are here.

Player and Match Sponsorship options are detailed in the Commercial Section of this website as detailed here

There are a range of social media options available to help follow the Diamonds, with the well used and liked twitter feed to the fore, as well as a Facebook page and Club Instagram Page (follow afcrd). For this season we are also going to launch a Snapchat service, accessible on mobile platforms such as an iOS or Android Phone, so you can follow the live matchday story by finding afcrd on Snapchat.

Radio Diamonds will be broadcasting for this game – details here.

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 Hevey 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.

People accessing the website via Tablet or Mobile who want to access some of the nested menus on the website may find the “Quick Links” tab useful – found just above the “Hevey” logo on the homepage.