Blues to welcome Burscough for opening game

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FRICKLEY Athletic will kick-off their Evo-Stik Premier Division campaign by entertaining Burscough at the Tech5 Stadium on Saturday, August 13, before visiting Chorley the following Tuesday.

The Blues will travel to Whitby Town on August Bank Holiday Monday, August 29, with the return game taking place on Monday, January 2, while they will visit old rivals, Worksop Town, on Boxing Day, with the clash at South Elmsall being on Easter Monday, April 9.

There will be ten League matches before Frickley visit either Sheffield or Garforth Town in the FA Cup 1st qualifying round on September 17, and the following Saturday they will host newly-promoted Rushall Olympic.

FC United of Manchester will visit South Elmsall on Tuesday, October 11, in the League, and return again on October 22nd for their FA Trophy 1st qualifying round tie.

The fixtures are: August 13, Burscough, home; 16, Chorley, away; 20, Northwich Victoria, away; 23, Matlock Town, home; 27, Nantwich Town, home; 29, Whitby Town, away. September 3, Ashton United, home; 6, North Ferriby United, away; 10, Chasetown, away; 13, Stocksbridge Park Steels, home; 17, FA Cup 1st qualifying round, Sheffield of Garforth Town, away; 24, Rushall Olympic, home; 28, Mickleover Sports, away. October 1, FA Cup 2nd qualifying round, 8, Hednesford Town, away; 11, FC United of Manchester, home; 15, Buxton, home; 19, League Challenge Cup 2nd round, 22, FA Trophy 1st qualifying round, FC United of Manchester, home; 29, Chester FC, away; November 5, FA Trophy 2nd qualifying round, 12, Kendal Town, home; 16, League Challenge Cup 3rd round, 19, Marine, away; 22, North Ferriby United, home; 26, Ashton United, away; 29, Stocksbridge Park Steels, away. December 3, Chasetown, home; 7, League Challenge Cup 4th round, 10, Bradford Park Avenue, home; 17, Stafford Rangers, away; 26, Worksop Town, away; January 2, Whitby Town, home; 7, Burscough, away; 14, Chorley, home; 21, Northwich Victoria, home; 28, Matlock Town, away. February 4, Mickleover Sports, home; 8th, League Challenge Cup 5th round, 11 Rushall Olympic, away; 18, FC United of Manchester, away; 25, Hednesford Town, home; March 3, Chester FC, home; 10, League Challenge Cup semi-finals, 17, Buxton, away; 24, Marine, home; 31, Kendal Town, away; April 7, Nantwich Town, away; 9, Worksop Town, home; 14, Bradford Park Avenue, away; 21, Stafford Rangers, home.

The league play-off semi-finals will take place on April 25, with the final on April 28.

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