Occupation Road, Corby NN17 1EH
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division
Saturday 26th April 2014
Stewarts & Lloyds Corby v AFC Rushden & Diamonds
AFC Rushden & Diamonds will bring the 2013-14 season to a close with their first trip to Occupation Road, Corby to face Stewarts & Lloyds Corby on Saturday. The two sides met at the Dog & Duck in a midweek game at the end of November when the Diamonds recorded a 3-0 victory – report here.
The Diamonds’ season has been memorable for the side achieving the targets that were set – a top-6 finish and good cup runs in the FA Cup and FA Vase – and so they will be able to celebrate these achievements with their travelling fans on Saturday.
Details of admission prices and any parking recommendations will be added here when provided by the host club, along with any details of catering arrangements.
Stewarts & Lloyds Corby FC was formed in 1935 as the works team of Stewarts & Lloyds Iron & Steel Company, playing in the United Counties League as the premier team in Corby. The club was divided in 1948, during the formation of Corby Town FC, and it became an amateur club in the Kettering Amateur League, before joining the UCL again in 1957. After a few ups and downs they won the Premier Division title in 2008-09.
Their club website is here but they do not appear to have an active Twitter feed. Their home colours are white and black. For the first part of the season they were managed by Kevin Byrne, but he left the role during the Christmas period. He was replaced by Sean Mason for two months, and with no candidates emerging for the vacancy, chairman John Davies and committee man Kevin King have been running the senior side since March.
For those wishing to use public transport, connection with the Stagecoach X1 service may be an option, as this runs to Occupation Road from Burton Latimer, stopping at Kettering Bus and Rail Station en-route – the timetable is here. Alternatively the ground is just over a mile from Corby Rail Station – although there isn’t an easy bus connection between the two on a Saturday.
Player Sponsorships are detailed here.
The fixture / results list is here, and latest fixture news is here. 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 EA Sports 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.
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.
The UCL Handbook, along with links to competition rules is here.