Wellingborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Boxing Day

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

Kick-Off 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division

Boxing Day 26th December 2013

Wellingborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will be the away team on Boxing Day when they face Wellingborough Town at the Dog & Duck. This will be the first time the two sides have met in a league game, but two cup fixtures have ended in defeat for the Diamonds.

The Doughboys admission prices are similar to those charged by the Diamonds.

Our Opponents

Wellingborough Town FC were originally formed in 1867, and had a proud history being the sixth oldest in the country, although the current club was launched in 2004, two years after the original club had disbanded. The Doughboys had an impressive end to last season in the league, and after a mixed start to this campaign they hit form and have climbed to a strong position in the league, helped by the goals of top scorer Jason Turner. Earlier this month they became the first team to reach the quarter final of the UCL KO Cup.

Phil Neal, of Liverpool and England fame, started his career with the club, and AFC Rushden & Diamonds Assistant Manager Andy Peaks played at the Dog & Duck during the 2006/07 season. Jack Wisniewski joined the Doughboys earlier this season, and Jason Taylor and Nat Liburd will be familiar to Diamonds fans.

Their club colours are yellow and blue, and they are managed by Craig Adams. The Doughboys club website is here and their Twitter feed here.

The Dog and Duck

For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options. You will find a range of bars and catering facilities. There is covered seating available, as well as covered standing areas.

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 Brochure 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 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, 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.

The UCL Handbook, along with links to competition rules is here.


AFC Rushden & Diamonds

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