Wellingborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Wellingborough Town v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Saturday 3rd November 2012 – 3pm

United Counties League Knockout Cup Round One

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

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will face their Dog & Duck co-hosts in an “away” game in the UCL Knockout Cup on Saturday.

Wellingborough Town have advised that turnstiles will open early for this game, with the bar and other catering facilities open well in advance of kick-off to help avoid congestion at the turnstiles. Dale’s Bar will also be open for this game. Admission prices for the game are £6 adults, £3 concessions.

Wellingborough Town have asked us to request that anyone requiring a parking space reserved for Disability Blue Badge holders should be at the ground by 1:30pm.

In the previous round the Diamonds defeated Wellingborough Whitworth 5-3 after extra time. The winners of the tie will host either Thrapston Town or Harrowby United in the second round – the last 16 – of this competition – details of the full draw are on the FA Full-time website.

Our Opponents

The Doughboys 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. Their impressive showing in the league last season has still to be matched this season, and they brought in Phil Mason to manage the team after a disappointing start.

Phil Neal, of Liverpool and England fame, started his career with the club, and AFC Diamonds Assistant Manager Andy Peaks played at the Dog & Duck during the 2006/07 season.

Doughboys player Lee Gotch was with the Diamonds during the pre-season period, and Jordan Pendered also played a couple of games for the club during that period.

Their official website is here.


The Dog and Duck

For directions to the Dog and Duck see here, where you will also find details of car parking options.