Fantastic First Day Is In Store As Fixtures Are Released

By Sam Elliott

A thrilling opening day has been thrown up as fans, managers and players discover what’s in store in the National League.

The fixtures are out and August 6 can’t come soon enough - the countdown is well and truly on to the new season now!

A promoted club takes one on of the big title favourites as Dorking Wanderers host Paul Cook’s Chesterfield.

Wrexham start at home looking to put their play-off semi-final behind them as Eastleigh visit north Wales.

Solihull Moors’ season also ended in heartache, pictured, and they have a tough game to get going, away to Aldershot Town.

Maidstone United start their National League return with a trip to Altrincham as Notts County - now under new head coach Luke Williams - host Maidenhead United.

The two clubs coming down from the EFL can take inspiration of course from Grimsby Town.

Scunthorpe United meet Yeovil Town as Oldham Athletic have a tricky trip to Torquay United as they look for an instant return.

Barnet meet FC Halifax Town, Gateshead go to Dagenham & Redbridge and Southend United will welcome Boreham Wood.

Bromley take the short trip to Wealdstone as York City fans get the home opener they wanted - John Askey’s team get a visit from Woking.

Click here for all the National League fixtures.

Who is going to star in the National League South - there’s some great games scheduled for day one.

Among the August 6 games is Bath City vs Dartford, now under the command of Alan Dowson.

There’s a coastal affair as newcomers Worthing meet relegated Dover Athletic.

Chippenham will be out for revenge as they take on Ebbsfleet United - who beat them in the play-offs back in May.

Havant & Waterlooville welcome Slough Town while other new arrivals begin with home games.

Cheshunt host Hampton & Richmond Borough while Taunton Town face Welling United.

Hemel Hempstead Town will tackle Spencer Day’s Farnborough who really mean business.

Click here for all the National League South fixtures.

The days are ticking down until the National League North campaign kicks off.

AFC Fylde will be fancied again and they kick-off at home to Kettering Town.

Boston United came so close last time and it’s a visit to Liam Watson’s Southport to begin with for Paul Cox and his players.

AFC Telford United take on Chorley as Hereford meet Spennymoor Town.

Kidderminster Harriers get down to work at Blyth Spartans while Alfreton Town and Chester collide.

Newboys Scarborough Athletic have their work cut out at Brackley Town.

Peterborough Sports and Buxton meet as two promoted sides size each other up on the opening day.

King’s Lynn Town try to bounce back with the first stop Bradford (Park Avenue) while Gloucester City take the long trip to Darlington.

Click here for all the National League North fixtures.

Where next?

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