Key dates confirmed for Frickley’s new season

Frickley Athletic will start their next season on Saturday, August 12, the Evo-Stik Northern Premier League has confirmed.

The league has pencilled in all the key dates for the 2017-18 season with a 38-week campaign running from August 12 through to Saturday, April 28, 2018.

The festive period will see fixtures played on Boxing Day (Tuesday, December 26), Saturday, December 30 and Monday, January 1.

The Integro Cup final will be staged on Tuesday, April 10 and the end of the regular campaign will be followed by all three divisions’ play-off semi-finals on Tuesday, May 1 before the season comes to a close with the finals on Saturday, May 5.

It is not known yet whether the Blues will be in the North or South regionalised division.

Frickley have announced their first pre-season friendly when they will host Lincoln United on Saturday, August 5 (kick-off 3pm). This is the final Saturday before the league season kicks in.

The Blues will be looking for revenge after their FA Cup third qualifying round replay extra-time defeat by Lincoln in 2009.