Wellingborough Whitworth v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Easter Monday

Wellingborough Whitworth v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Easter Monday 1st April 2013 – 3pm

ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One

Victoria Mill, London Road Wellingborough NN8 2DP

AFC Rushden & Diamonds make the short trip to face their neighbours Wellingborough Whitworth in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One on Easter Monday. This will be the first league meeting between the two clubs, although they have met in cup competitions earlier this season. The admission fee for the game is £4 for adults, £1 for children, with programmes £1. The gates will be open from 1:30 and the clubhouse from the same time. There will be a number of old R&DFC Programmes on sale to raise funds for Whitworths. Unfortunately due to the recent bad weather the Flourmen are unable to offer parking other than for players and officials, as they had planned to offer free parking on their training area, but this is unfit at the moment.

There will also be a food van to offer hot food, and there is also a raffle for those who would like to partake in this.

Details of any issues with respect to the weather / pitch conditions etc will be here or on Twitter (@AFCRD). Those who may not have internet access in the build-up to a game may want to make note of the club contact phone number as detailed here.

Our Opponents

Wellingborough Whitworth FC, or Whitworths as they are often known, were formed in 1973 with a basis of players from a Sunday League team known as the Victoria Millers.

The Flourmen have played at Victoria Mill in London Road since their formation. They joined the UCL in 1985, and have remained in Division One since then. They have had a fairly mixed season to date, and despite winning their first three league games they have dropped into the bottom half of the table.

Their joint managers are Matty Freeman and Steve Sargent, and Diamonds players Deven Ellwood and Jake Newman were at Victoria Mill last season. Those players scored three of the five goals when the Diamonds beat the Flourmen 5-3 after extra time in the UCL Knock-out Cup earlier in the season – report here.

Their club website is here

Getting There

Those familiar with finding the Dog & Duck will, of course, have no problem finding Victoria Mill as the entrance is just to the left of the entrance to the Diamonds home ground. For newcomers there are directions and parking information here. As Wellingborough Town also have a game on Monday that kicks off at noon there will be limited access to the Dog & Duck Car Park.

Other Info

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here. Summary stats for the season to date are here, including appearances, form guide,  attendance and goalscoring details. The current league table is here.

There are details on how to become a member of AFC R&D here, as well as information on Multiple Game Tickets and related prices here.

A full directory of UCL clubs, including links to websites, ground details etc, along with club links including Twitter details and some general UCL links is here.