Northampton ON Chenecks v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 6th April

Northampton ON Chenecks v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Saturday 6th April 2013 – 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One

Old Northamptonians Sports Ground, Billing Road, Northampton NN1 5RX

AFC Rushden & Diamonds make another trip to Northampton at the weekend when they travel to Billing Road to face Northampton ON Chenecks at the Old Northamptonians Sports Ground in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One (Kick Off 3pm).

The two teams met back in January when the Diamonds recorded a 2-0 victory – report here. The Diamonds have made two new signings during the week, and they will be available for selection for this game – details here. Ex-AFC R&D player James Allcock is on the Chenecks’ books.

Admission prices are £4 for Adults and £2 for Concessions. There will be parking for Players and officials but also some additional parking on site, as well as street parking nearby.

Chenecks intend to open the Bar and turnstiles at 1.30 pm, and have asked us to remind supporters that viewing of the start of the game will not be allowed from the balcony in the Clubhouse although this will be permitted later on during the afternoon.

Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or on Twitter (@AFCRD).

Our Opponents

According to the information on Mitoo, Northampton ON Chenecks FC was formed as Chenecks FC in 1946 to enable boys at the rugby playing Northampton Grammar School to play football.  The club’s unusual names is derived from the School Houses, Chipseys, Spencer, Beckett and St Crispins. The club became members of the Northampton Minor League playing at under 17 level, and when the boys were too old for youth football the club joined the Town League in 1950, playing at Abington Park.  In 1960 the Old Northamptonians association invited the club to become one of their sports sections, thus Chenecks became ON Chenecks and relocated to the Billing Road sports ground.

In 1969 Chenecks joined the UCL winning promotion to Division One in 1973, and then they won Division One in 1978 and 1980 but a lack of suitable facilities at Billing Road denied Chenecks a place in the Premier and fortunes soon declined.

They are currently in the lower half of the UCL Division 1 table,

The Chenecks current club website is here. They are currently managed by Graham Cottle, who has a role as player manager.

Getting There

For directions for the 11 mile trip from the Dog and Duck to Old Northamptonians Sports Ground, Billing Road Northampton NN1 5RX see here. The Sports Ground is dominated by a cricket ground, and there is a car park at the ground as shown on that link. Some Diamonds fans might have attended the U18 game last season, but note that was held on the opposite side of Billing Road at Northampton School.

Those wishing to make the trip on Public Transport should consider the X46/ X47 bus from Thrapston to Northampton which travels via Stanwick, Higham Ferrers, Irchester and Wellingborough. This bus will drop off about a 10 minute walk from the ground at the Allen Road stop on Wellingborough Road, Abingdon – walk down Wycliffe Road to turn left into King Edward Road. For the X47 timetable see here, and for a map see here.

Other Info

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here. Summary stats for the season to date are here, including appearances, goalscoring details, form guide and attendance summary. The current league table is also here.

There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here, as well as information on Multiple Game Tickets and related prices here.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.


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