Today has seen the National League release all of the fixtures for the upcoming 2018/19 Vanarama National League South campaign.
The opening day of the season will see us welcome Gloucester City on Saturday 4th August 2018. The Tigers finished 14th in their first season back in the National League South division following several years of competing in the National League North.
We finish our campaign on Saturday 27th April with a trip down to the south coast to take on Eastbourne Borough. The Sports finished 18th last season.
Our Christmas and New Year festive fixtures will be against John Coventry’s East Thurrock United with the Boxing Day tie being at Rookery Hill before we travel to Park View Road to take on Welling United on Saturday 29th December. Our New Years Day tie will be at The Aspect Arena when we welcome East Thurrock.
Our annual Easter games will see us travel to the Kingfield Stadium to play Alan Dowson’s Woking on Saturday 20th April and then 2 days later will see us welcome St Albans City on Easter Monday in what will also be our final home game of the season.
We take on our fellow Essex rivals Billericay Town on Tuesday 7th August at The AGP Arena with the returning tie at The Aspect Arena on Saturday 19th January 2019. The Ricay finished 1st in the Isthmian Bostik Premier division last season.
Our games against Chelmsford City will take place on Tuesday 30th October at The Aspect Arena with the returning tie at Melbourne Community Stadium on Saturday 2nd March.
Please note the following dates have been revealed:
FA Cup 2nd Qualifying Round: 22nd September 2018
FA Cup 3rd Qualifying Round: 6th October 2018
FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round: 20th October
FA Trophy 3rd Qualifying Round: 24th November 2018
We hope that all of the supporters will be able to get behind Sammy Moore’s side throughout what will hopefully be a great season for us all.