Braintree Town face a 500-mile trip first up
A ROUND trip measuring 472 miles lies in wait for Braintree Town’s first ever fixture in the top flight of the non-league football ladder.
The Iron will start their first Blue Square Bet Premier campaign with a trip up the A1 to visit Darlington on the opening day - Saturday August 13.
They then return home to entertain Grimsby Town on Tuesday August 16 and then Mansfield Town on Saturday, August 20.
At Christmas, Town will be visiting Cambridge United on Boxing Day and welcoming the Newmarket Road club to Cressing Road for the return on New Year’s Day.
On Easter Sunday, it will be big hitters, or hatters, Luton Town followed by Ebbsfleet United on Easter Monday.
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AFC Telford United v Luton Town
Barrow v Tamworth
Darlington v Braintree Town
Ebbsfleet United v York City
Forest Green Rovers v Stockport County
Grimsby Town v Fleetwood Town
Hayes & Yeading United v Alfreton Town
Kettering Town v Newport County
Kidderminster Harriers v Gateshead
Mansfield Town v Bath City
Southport v Lincoln City
Wrexham v Cambridge United