Oadby Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday January 10th

Wigston Road, Oadby, Leicestershire. LE2 5QG

Kick-Off 3pm

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Saturday 10th January 2015

Oadby Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds make a trip to Leicester on Saturday as they travel to face Oadby Town in their first away game of the new year.

Admission to the game is priced at £6 for adults, £4 for concessions, with £1 from those fees going to the Bodie Hodges Foundation (as agreed with the UCL). Details of any parking recommendations will be added here as provided by the host club.

In their previous home game the Poachers suffered a 6-3 defeat by Peterborough Northern Star, but had battled hard to lead the game at half-time and to be level at 3-3. In midweek they lost 3-2 at Long Buckby.

Our Opponents

Oadby Town joined the UCL in 2012-13 after they transferred from the East Midlands Counties League, narrowly missing out on promotion in their first campaign in Division One, before winning the title in the following season. They are based in the town of Oadby, to the south-east of Leicester. The Club was formed shortly before World War II, and they played in Leicestershire leagues until winning promotion to the Midland Alliance in 1999, but they dropped to the step 6 East Midlands Counties League for the 2011-12 season, narrowly missing out on promotion before their transfer to the UCL.

Since winning the UCL1 title they have undergone a number of changes, with few of last season’s side remaining at the club, and they are currently in the bottom half of the UCL Premier table.

The Poachers are now managed by Lee Harriman who returned to the club in October. Their home colours are red and white halved shirts with black shorts. Their club website is here, and their twitter feed is here.

The Diamonds recorded their first victory against Oadby earlier this season, with a 3-0 win at the Dog & Duck back in October – report here. They lost 5-1 at Wigston Road in the 2012-13 campaign.

Getting There

For directions for the 31 mile trip from the Dog and Duck to Wigston Road (LE2 5QG) see here.

Oadby is a town to the south-east of Leicester, and the club play in Wigston Road, Oadby, LE2 5QG. The ground is between Wigston Road (B582) and the Brocks Hill Country Park. As Oadby is only 4 miles from Leicester those using public transport can get a train to Leicester and then take Bus 31A to Oadby.

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 Section of this website 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 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.

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.

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.


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