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.
Braintree finish their season at Wrexham on Saturday April 28.
The opening day fixtures are as follows:
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- 3 Dunmow Town Team announces 2021 Christmas market
- 4 Man in hospital after Chelmsford Road collision
- 5 'Massive' headliners set to be announced for Creamfields South Chelmsford 2022 line-up
- 6 Christmas festivities kick off in Great Dunmow
- 7 Here's what we know so far about the new Covid variant
- 8 Dunmow Special and Braintree PCSO among award winners
- 9 Police arrest nearly 100 M11 and M25 environmental protestors
- 10 There With You This Winter: New scheme for insulation improvements
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