Peterborough Northern Star v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday 23rd August

Chestnut Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 4PE

Kick-Off 3pm

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Saturday 23rd August 2014

Peterborough Northern Star v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds head to Cambridgeshire for their second League game of the season, when they travel to face Peterborough Northern Star in the Dogsthorpe area of Peterborough on Saturday afternoon. The Star inflicted the Diamonds first league defeat in their history at the Dog & Duck last season, with the two sides drawing at Chestnut Avenue shortly afterwards at the start of November.

Last season there was plenty of free parking on-site, and facilities were open from around 12:30pm, so fans are encouraged to arrive early to avoid delays getting into the ground. The facilities include a licenced bar in a lounge area as well as a snack bar. Details of admission prices will be added here if provided by the host club.

Our Opponents

Peterborough Northern Star Football Club was formed in the early 20th Century as a team for the Northam Brickworks in Eye and the Star Brickworks in Peterborough. In the early 1950s they were renamed as Eye United. They joined the United Counties League in 2003, and in 2005 re-adopted their original name of Peterborough Northern Star area. After being successful several times in UCL Division One, they were promoted to the Premier Division in 2010. Three seasons ago they reached the quarter-final of the FA Vase. The Star club website is here, and they have revised their twitter feed here. Their home colours are white shirts and black shorts, and they are managed by the team of Michael Goode and Darren Jarvis. They may include ex-St Neots striker Shane Tolley as well as Avelino Vieira who is dual registered with Kettering Town

Getting There

Directions for the trip of around 34 miles to Chestnut Avenue, Dogsthorpe, Peterborough PE1 4PE from the Dog & Duck are here.

Local Directions from the PNS website are as follows –  From the A1 / A605 junction take the A1139 Fletton Parkway following signs for A47 Wisbech. Exit at junction 7 (near Perkins Engines Site & Sainsburys). At the top of the slip road turn left into Eastfield Road, then at the traffic lights turn right into Newark Avenue and the first right in to Eastern Avenue. Take the 2nd left into Chestnut Avenue and the club is on the right behind steel palisade fencing.

To reach the Chestnut Avenue (PE1 4PE) by Public Transport requires getting to Peterborough by the most appropriate route – e.g train or X4 bus, and then getting the number 5 bus From The Queensgate Bus Station to Central Avenue in Dogsthorpe. Walk past the shops, turn right into Chestnut Ave and the Football Ground is situated approximately 100 yards on the left.

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

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