Rushden & Higham United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds



Rushden & Higham United v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Saturday 6th October 2012 – 3:00pm

ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One

Hayden Road, Rushden, Northants NN10 0HX

AFC Rushden & Diamonds continue their extended road trip in the league with their fifth away league game in a row, when they travel the short distance to Hayden Road, Rushden to face Rushden & Higham United in the ChromaSport and Trophies United Counties League Division One on Saturday (kick-off 3pm). These five away games have followed the single home league game that the Diamonds have played (out of the 18 scheduled league games at the Dog & Duck).

Due to the anticipated away support for this match, R&HFC have arranged with Rushden Cricket Club to use their premises for additional parking at a charge of £2 per vehicle. (Weather permitting) Gates open @ 2.00 pm. Access to the ground will also be available via the Cricket club side.

Nearest additional / free parking will be at Newton Road Car Park (5 min walk) or Rectory Rd (8 min walk).

In all cases please park sensibly and do not block any access or entrances.

Fans’ parking outside the R&HFC club house will be restricted to Disabled Blue Badge holders only.

The Oak Room bar will be available for supporters before and after the match.

Admission prices are £5 adults and £3 Concessions, with programmes £1.

Saturday’s game will be preceded by a 1 minute’s silence in memory of Rushden & Higham United’s long serving Secretary, Chris Ruff, who sadly passed away on Thursday following a short illness. AFC Rushden & Diamonds would like to take this opportunity to offer our sincerest condolences to Chris’ family and friends, and all at Rushden & Higham United.

Our Opponents

Rushden & Higham United FC was founded in 2007 with the merger of Higham Town FC and Rushden Rangers. Higham Town history goes back to 1875, but in 2007 they merged with Rushden Rangers, moving to Hayden Road and upgrading the ground for UCL level football.

The Lankies club website is here. They are currently managed by ex-R&DFC midfielder Aidy Mann, They play in Orange and Black.

This will be the first meeting between the two sides. The teams did not meet in the R&DFC era either, so it will be the first opportunity for a side representing Rushden & Diamonds to play a senior game in Rushden.


For directions to Hayden Road (NN10 0HX) from the Dog and Duck see here, or see here for a Google Streetview of the Hayden Road area.

Please park with consideration for local residents – see above for details of parking options.

Other Info

Due to the recent sad news of the passing of Chris Ruff, Rushden & Higham United’s Secretary, a minute’s silence will be held before kick-off.

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. Fans might like to note that because of the proliferation of cup games during September, and the early season scheduling of away games, the Diamonds have only played one of their planned 18 League games at home so far this season – so buying a the Season Ticket can still represent good value for the remaining planned games.

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.