Two clubs that went down last season face off on the first day of the Bostik North season following this morning’s fixture release.
Canvey Island begin their bid to return at the first attempt with a difficult trip to AFC Sudbury, themselves looking to bounce straight back.
The former FA Trophy winners were relegated from the Ryman Premier on the last day of the season but put their full support behind manager Danny Heale.
The third side to slip out of the league, Grays Athletic, are in a much better state than this time last year according to manager Jamie Stuart.
That theory will be tested when the Blues, who themselves have won the Trophy twice in years gone by, make the short trip to Tilbury.
AFC Hornchurch will be determined to end their Premier exile and start at home to Soham Town Rangers.
It’s an exciting time for Aveley and they’ll cut the ribbon at their impressive new Parkside home against Bowers & Pitsea.
Home At Start And End Of Seasonhttps://t.co/8TmtxV3xrw
— AFC Sudbury (@AFCSudbury) July 13, 2017
Maldon & Tiptree hope there no hangover after heartbreak last season and their title bid starts at Ware.
Witham Town play Potters Bar Town as Barking come up against Waltham Abbey, who are looking to put some good early season form together.
Haringey Borough had a great year last time, reaching the playoffs. They kick off at Norwich United thinking they can match last season’s efforts.
Brentwood Town welcome Hertford Town while Bury Town face a difficult curtain raiser against a Romford side with promotion aspirations.
We start our league campaign at home against the league newcomers @MildenhallTown on Saturday August 12th!
— Heybridge Swifts (@OfficialSwifts) July 13, 2017
Dereham Town will want improvement, they face Cheshunt while Heybridge Swifts manager Jody Brown will be thrilled with a home game first up but will know his side will need to be at their best to see off Mildenhall Town.