Yaxley v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Yaxley v AFC Rushden & Diamonds

Saturday 13th October 2012 – 3:00pm

FA Carlsberg Vase First Round

Leading Drove, Yaxley. PE7 3NA

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will once again take to the road at the weekend, as they return to FA Vase action with a trip to face Yaxley on Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

The village of Yaxley is just south of Peterborough– click here for a map and directions from the Dog & Duck to the ground (PE7 3NA).

Pricing for this game is £6 adults, £4 concessions, and Yaxley have confirmed that free parking is available on-site, with reserved spaces available for disabled badge holders if they contact the club in advance. They have also advised that the club bar will be open to Diamonds fans and there will be a burger van on-site that also does chips and hot dogs.

Note that Yaxley are offering half-price admission and free parking to Peterborough United fans at this game, on production of a Posh scarf or season ticket, as part of a “Non-League Day” promotion. If the scores are level after 90 minutes extra-time will be played, and if they are still level after 120 minutes there will be a replay at the Dog & Duck on Tuesday 16th October (KO 19:45).

If the Diamonds progress to the next round of the FA Carlsberg Vase, the next tie will be in the Second Round Proper which is due to be played on the weekend of the 17th November.

Our Opponents

Yaxley play in the ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division. They were 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. The Diamonds play to play in their yellow and black strip for this game.

In the second preliminary round of the FA Carlsberg Vase they defeated UCL1 team Bugbrooke St Michaels. They are in a mid-table position in the ChromaSport and Trophies UCL Premier, having won four and lost five of their games this season.


Direction to Leading Drove

For a map showing directions 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 Mitoo are as follows:-

Turn off A15 at traffic lights. Bear immediately left and go past cemetery. At bottom of hill turn right into Main Street and then left into Holme Road. After crossing a small bridge turn left between bungalow and house into Leading Drove. The Ground is then on the left hand side. See here for a detailed local map.

Those preferring to use public transport can take the Stagecoach X4 to Peterborough, and then the Stagecoach bus 7 to Yaxley – either the Askew’s Lane or Church Street stops are a short walk from the ground. For more details see the Traveline Website.

Other Info

Individual player profiles for the squad are available here, with a summary list of player and management profiles here.

There is always a need for additional volunteers to help with ongoing maintenance and matchday work, so if you are able to volunteer please contact the club – details here.

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. Details of how to buy season tickets, as well as seating arrangements and options for multi-game packs at a reduced price are detailed 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.


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