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Andy Burgess speaks ahead of the away trip to Alvechurch.

Diamonds travel to Alvechurch on Saturday (20th August, 3:00 pm kick-off) for their second away match of the 2022/23 Pitching In Southern League Premier Central.

Admission prices are as follows:

Adults: £12

Concessions: £10

Young adults: £8

Kids: £1

Tickets can be purchased at the turnstile.

Our hosts

They play at Lye Meadow (B48 7RS) and finished 5th in the league last season, pipping Diamonds to the final play-off spot on the last day of the season by courtesy of goal difference. They went on to lose in the semi-final to eventual play-off winners Peterborough Sports.

The Church are managed by Ian Long and currently sit 14th in the table after an opening day win at home to Stourbridge (3-0) before back-to-back away defeats at Coalville (4-1) and Bromsgrove Sporting (3-1).

To find out more about the club, visit their website here.

Season so far

Diamonds currently occupy 21st place after drawing their opening game 0-0 at home to Needham Market, before a late 2-1 defeat at league newcomers Basford United and a 1-2 reverse at home to Hitchin Town last time out.

Meetings between the clubs

Diamonds and Alvechurch have faced each other on five occasions, with Diamonds emerging victorious twice, two draws and one Alvechurch success.

The full list of results between the two sides is:

Alvechurch 0-0 Diamonds – Southern League Premier Division Central, 8th December 2018

Diamonds 1-1 Alvechurch (Johnson) – Southern League Premier Division Central, 2nd March 2019

Alvechurch 1-2 Diamonds (Shariff, Lorraine) – Southern League Premier Division Central, 16th November 2019

Diamonds 1-2 Alvechurch (Diamond) – Southern League Premier Division Central, 16th October 2021

Alvechurch 1-2 Diamonds (Dolman, Deacon) – Southern League Premier Division Central, 22nd January 2022

Can’t make the game?

Our Radio Diamonds team will be providing live commentary as the action unfolds – tune in at mixlr.com/radiodiamondsafc. Listeners will be able to message with their comments and thoughts on 07394 309591.

We will also doing live updates on our Twitter account at twitter.com/AFCRD. Interviews will be available after the game at youtube.com/AFCRDTV.

Match preview: Ollie Mortimer



Date Time League Season Match Day Attendance Man of the Match Captain
Sat, 20th Aug, 2022 3:00 pm Southern League Premier Division Central 2022/23 4 350 Eniola Agemoh-Davies Nathan Hicks


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13Dean Snedker Goalkeeper
2Patrick Casey Defender
5Ryan Hughes 3 Defender 80'
7Connor Furlong 18 Midfielder 68'
10Jack Connor Forward
11Nathan Hicks Midfielder
12Eniola Agemoh-Davies 16 Defender 86'
14Conor Tee Midfielder
15Evangelos-Nikaloas Empochontsif Defender
8Jesse Akubuine Midfielder
20Miguel Ngwa Midfielder
3Courtney Lashley 5 Defender 80'
16Fraser Corden 12 Midfielder 86'
17Will Singlehurst Goalkeeper
18Tyrese Sutherland 7 Midfielder 68'
19Morgan Worsfold-Gregg Midfielder

Head of Academy/Assistant Manager: Chris Willmott
Manager: Andy Burgess
Head of Performance: Martin Whalley
Goalkeeper Coach: Nathan Gaunt


Lye Meadow
53 Redditch Road, Alvechurch, Worcestershire B48 7RS

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