Sleaford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Saturday November 1st

Eslaforde Park Boston Road Sleaford Lincs NG34 9GH

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Saturday 1st November 2014

Sleaford Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds


AFC Rushden & Diamonds travel to the Lincolnshire on Saturday to face Sleaford Town at Eslaforde Park, in the ChromaSport and Trophies UCL Premier Division.

There is a clubhouse bar on site and last season the club arranged additional catering for the game, with an on-site Barbeque. The ground and clubhouse are open from around noon on Saturdays.  There is a large car park for over 100 cars, and the club advise drivers to avoid coming through the Town Centre as it gets extremely busy on a Saturday.

Eslaforde Park is called after the original name for the town.

Our Opponents

Sleaford Town FC was formed in 1968, and after a period in Lincolnshire Leagues they joined the UCL in 2004. They were promoted to the UCL Premier in 2007.

The Town play in green shirts and black shorts, and are currently managed on a temporary basis by Terry Fleming. Diamonds fans will recall that Sleaford manager Kris Jones was seriously injured in a car accident shortly before the start of the season. Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is here.

The Greens have had a rather mixed season, with an excellent win at Cogenhoe last weekend as well as against Eynesbury and Harborough, plus a recent draw with Huntingdon, but also a heavy 9-0 defeat at Peterborough Northern Star and a 5-2 home reverse by Holbeach..


The Sleaford Town website has comprehensive details for finding the ground here.

For a map showing directions for the trip of around 66 miles to Eslaforde Park Boston Road Sleaford Lincolnshire NG34 9GH see here. The local directions from the Sleaford Website are as follows:-

From the A1, after the Colsterworth roundabout, turn right onto the B6403 signposted Ancaster, RAF Cranwell. Continue for 5.5 miles and at the roundabout take the second exit onto the A52. After half a mile turn left, back onto the B6403. Continue for 5.5 miles. At the crossroads turn right and head for Sleaford for 4.6 miles. At the roundabout take the first exit and follow the road for 1.7 miles. At the next roundabout, take the third exit (Boston) and follow the road for about 3 miles. Take the slip road off to Kirkby-La-Thorpe and follow the road round over the bridge. Continue on the road for around a mile and the stadium is on the right with the car park situated in front of the ground.

The club is running a coach for this fixture – see here for details.

Those fans travelling from / via Bedfordshire and planning to return via the A1 / A421 junction at the Black Cat Roundabout should note that this junction is closed for the southbound A1 all weekend.

For those considering public transport, the rather infrequent train from Peterborough to Sleaford is replaced by a bus this weekend, although there are options to travel via Grantham. This would be followed by a 25 minute walk to the ground. For more details see the Traveline Website.

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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