Football is back (Back, BACK)!

11 months ago By Ian Townsend

Welcome to the new season!

So many people have contacted us on social media to say that they are ‘buzzing’ for the start of the new season that we think we might need to issue a health warning for tinnitus sufferers. But we can now confirm that the wait is finally over- football is back (Back, BACK, etc).

There are a number of intriguing opening day clashes. Perhaps the most notable in the Premier Division is the return to big-spending Billericay Town of their former manager Craig Edwards- an exceptional chap who also sports what is undoubtedly the best facial hair in football- and his Kingstonian side, but there are tricky fixtures for their title rivals-according to our supporters- Dulwich Hamlet and Margate, too.

The North Division match of the day is perhaps AFC Sudbury v Canvey Island, two sides who are highly fancied to do well, and in the South Division the highlight looks to be the visit of defeated play-off finalists Corinthian-Casuals to high-scoring Hastings United.

Our #bostikmatchday feature will be coming direct from Longmead, where we experience the Return of the Mac’s (well, almost), as Steve McKimm’s Tonbridge Angels take on Gary McCann’s newly strengthened Hendon side. And don’t forget, Back of the Net will be have a pre-match show, commentary and post match round up from Imperial Fields, as Premier new boys Tooting & Mitcham United and Brightlingsea Regent clash. You can find it here:

Have a marvellous day! Your fixtures are below:

Premier Division:

Billericay Town v Kingstonian
Burgess Hill Town v Needham Market
Dulwich Hamlet v Staines Town
Enfield Town v Folkestone Invicta
Harrow Borough v Harlow Town
Leatherhead v Lowestoft Town
Leiston v Dorking Wanderers
Merstham v Wingate & Finchley
Metropolitan Police v Worthing
Thurrock v Margate
Tonbridge Angels v Hendon
Tooting & Mitcham United v Brightlingsea Regent

North Division:

AFC Hornchurch v Soham Town Rangers
AFC Sudbury v Canvey Island
Aveley v Bowers & Pitsea
Barking v Waltham Abbey
Brentwood Town v Hertford Town
Bury Town v Romford
Dereham Town v Cheshunt
Heybridge Swifts v Mildenhall Town
Norwich United v Haringey Borough
Tilbury v Grays Athletic
Ware v Maldon & Tiptree
Witham Town v Potters Bar Town

South Division:

Ashford United v Carshalton Athletic
Chipstead v Sittingbourne
Cray Wanderers v Thamesmead Town
Greenwich Borough v Whyteleafe
Guernsey v East Grinstead Town
Hastings United v Corinthian-Casuals
Herne Bay v Lewes
Hythe Town v Walton Casuals
Molesey v Horsham
Ramsgate v Phoenix Sports
Shoreham v South Park
VCD Athletic v Faversham Town

Where next?

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