Yaxley FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds – Tuesday 10th March

Leading Drove, Yaxley PE7 3NA

Kick-Off 7:45pm

United Counties League Knock-out Cup

Tuesday 10th March 2015

Yaxley FC v AFC Rushden & Diamonds


AFC Rushden & Diamonds make another visit to Leading Drove on Tuesday evening when they travel to face Yaxley in the quarter final of the UCL Knock-out Cup.

Details of the competition, including the full draw are here. The winners of this tie will host either Wisbech or Cogenhoe in the semi-final, with the other half of the draw involving Holbeach, Potton, Lutterworth and Sileby at the quarter-final stage.

This will be the Diamonds fourth trip to Leading Drove, having recorded initial victories there in the FA Vase in 2012-13, and a 2-1 win in the UCL Premier last season, before tasting defeat there earlier this season.

Our Opponents

Yaxley Football Club was formed in 1900 as Yaxley Rovers, and after playing mostly in the Peterborough district leagues they stepped up to the Eastern League in 1988, and after a move to the West Anglian League they won promotion to the United Counties League in 1995, quickly winning promotion to the Premier Division where they have since remained.

The Cuckoos play in blue shirts and shorts, and are managed by Brett Whaley. Further details about the club can be found on their website here. Their Twitter feed is here.

Direction to Leading Drove

For a map showing directions for the trip of around 31 miles to Leading Drove see here. Note that some maps show a different section of Leading Drove, and the postcode will not lead directly to the ground – once in Yaxley the local directions from the UCL handbook are as follows:-

Leave A1 at Norman Cross and travel towards Peterborough. Turn off A15 at traffic lights. Bear immediately right and go past cemetery. At bottom of hill turn right into main street, then left in to Holme Road. After short distance go over small bridge and turn left between house and bungalow onto Leading Drove. Ground is on left hand side.

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 Section of this website 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 Hevey 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 ishere.

People accessing the website via Tablet or Mobile who want to access some of the nested menus on the website may find the “Quick Links” tab useful – found just above the “Hevey” logo on the homepage.