Newly-promoted Royston Town start new Southern League Premier Division campaign at home

PUBLISHED: 11:12 13 July 2017

Royston Town were crowned championsof the Southern League Division One central last season. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

Royston Town were crowned championsof the Southern League Division One central last season. Picture: KEVIN RICHARDS

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Royston Town’s first season in the Evo-Stik Southern League Premier Division will begin at Garden Walk following the release of the fixtures for the new season.

The Crows will face Stratford Town on Saturday, August 12 before travelling to last season’s sparring partners Farnborough on the following Wednesday.

They are away on August Bank Holiday Monday when they go to Hitchin Town with the return fixture coming on Boxing Day.

A trip to Bishop’s Stortford will open 2018 with the return game on Easter Monday at Garden Walk.

Easter Saturday will take Royston to Hereford, who averaged over 2,800 last term at Edgar Street.

The final home game of the season takes place on April 21 with a local derby against Biggleswade Town while a trip to Slough Town brings the curtain down for the year a week later.

Royston’s entry into this year’s FA Trophy will come on October 28 at home to Enfield Town while they are exempt to the first round qualifying of the FA Cup, which will take place on September 2.

August

12 - Stratford Town (h)

16 - Farnborough (a)

19 - Gosport Borough (a)

26 - Dunstable Town (h)

28 - Hitchin Town (a)

September

09 - Hereford (h)

12 - King’s Lynn Town (h)

23 - Merthyr Town (a)

26 - St Neots Town (a)

30 - Weymouth (h)

October

07 - Chesham United (a)

10 - St Ives Town (h)

14 - Frome Town (h)

17 - Kettering Town (a)

21 - Stratford Town (a)

24 - Farnborough (h)

November

04 - Slough Town (h)

11 - Biggleswade Town (a)

14 - King’s Lynn Town (a)

18 - Redditch United (h)

25 - Kings Langley (a)

28 - St Neots Town (h)

December

02 - Dorchester Town (h)

09 - Banbury United (a)

16 - Tiverton Town (h)

23 - Basingstoke Town (a)

26 - Hitchin Town (h)

January

01 - Bishop’s Stortford (a)

06 - Gosport Borough (h)

13 - Dunstable Town (a)

20 - Chesham United (h)

27 - St Ives Town (a)

February

03 - Kettering Town (h)

10 - Frome Town (a)

17 - Weymouth (a)

24 - Merthyr Town (h)

March

03 - Redditch United (a)

10 - Kings Langley (h)

17 - Banbury United (h)

24 - Dorchester Town (a)

31 - Hereford (a)

April

02 - Bishop’s Stortford (h)

07 - Basingstoke Town (h)

14 - Tiverton Town (a)

21 - Biggleswade Town (h)

28 - Slough Town (a)

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