Preview: AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Luton Town XI

AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Luton Town XI

Friendly Fixture

Friday 3rd August 2012 – 7:30pm

Dog and Duck Stadium, London Road, Wellingborough NN8 2DP

As the pre-season period approaches its conclusion, AFC Rushden & Diamonds play their final home friendly against a Luton Town XI as they prepare for their historic first league game against Thrapston Town on 18th August.

Entry to this game is at the reduced prices of Adults £3, Concessions £1.50, Under 16 Members FREE, Under 8 FREE (Concessions (with ID) are Over 60′s and Students). Note that season ticket cards are not valid for this game and that the kick-off time is at 7:30pm.

Our Opponents

Luton Town will need little introduction to AFC Rushden & Diamonds fans who also followed R&DFC, as the two clubs met on a regular basis at both League and Conference level. Ex-R&DFC Assistant Manager Paul Driver has moved to Kenilworth Road to take charge of the Under-18 side there, and he has worked with several of the AFC R&D side, as well as ex-R&DFC Youth Team members such as Jake Woolley and Jerry Nash who are now with the Hatters. The exact make-up of the side the Hatters are likely to field is not yet known.

The Dog and Duck

During the summer both WTFC and AFC R&D volunteers have been working at the Dog and Duck on various projects. There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, so if you are able to volunteer please contact the club – details here.


For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options.

Other Info

The full list of friendly games is here. Player profiles for the squad are available 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 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.