Olney Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds



Olney Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Saturday 8th September 2012 – 3:00pm

ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One

Recreation Ground, East St, Olney, Bucks MK46 4DW

After the long trip last weekend the Diamonds make one of their shortest trips outside of Northamptonshire this weekend when they make the short trip down the A509 to face Olney Town in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One on Saturday.

Olney Town’s ground does not have turnstiles, so admission is usually charged via a collection around the ground. Expect to pay the usual UCL Division One prices similar to those charged at the Dog and Duck.

They have informed us that their Club house will be open from 12 midday with a welcoming bar and big screens for catching up on the latest sport. They will have BBQ’s on the go from 1-30pm until after the game and will have Programme sellers (£1-50) and their usual Weekly Meat Raffle (50p a ticket or £2 per strip) with the draw done immediately after the game.

There is a large car park shared with the Rugby club, although the Rugby season starts on the same day with Olney RFC having a local derby game at home to Milton Keynes, but supporters can also take advantage of the car parking facilities in the town.

Latest Ticket News and Fixture News are provided on the AFC R&D website by clicking on the appropriate link.

Details of UCL Club websites and a link to an overall map showing club locations is here.

Our Opponents

Olney Town FC was formed in 1903, joining the UCL in 1964.

The Nurserymen are managed by Neil Griffiths, and their club colours are green and yellow. Their club website is here.

Manny Soetan signed for the Buckinghamshire club after a short period with AFC Rushden & Diamonds during pre-season.

Directions to The Recreation Ground, East Street, Olney

For directions to The Recreation Ground, East Street, Olney (MK46 4DW) see here, with the trip being around 11 miles each way from the Dog and Duck. There are excellent local directions on the Olney Town website – here.

Please park with consideration for local residents.

Those preferring to use public transport will find there is no direct bus from Wellingborough to Olney, but those travelling from the Rushden and Irthlingborough areas can take the Stagecoach Bus 50 to Bedford and then the Stagecoach Bus 41 to Olney. For specific door-to-door details and timetables see the Traveline website.

Other Info

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here.

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.

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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