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Altrincham Start At Home As Former National League Clubs Clash

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Evo-Stik Northern Premier new-boys and one of the favourites for promotion Altrincham start their campaign with a home against Stafford Rangers writes Tom Feaheny.

Phil Parkinson who knows the league well had called for the side to make their home a fortress and this will be the first test against a Stafford Rangers side who last season finished mid-table.

Parkinson’s old club Nantwich Town are up against ex Vanarama National League North outfit Stalybridge Celtic.

Promoted side Farsley Celtic begin their season with a new manager in Adam Lakeland and his team are at home to Coalville Town.

Losing play-off semi-finalists Workington start with a home game against Halesowen Town who ended the season closer to the drop zone than they would have liked.

The two sides who went up from the Evo-Stik Northern Division One South in Shaw Lane and Witton Albion both start away from home.

Craig Elliot’s side face Sutton Coldfield Town, while Albion travel to Mickleover Sports.

Only two places separated Warrington Town and Rushall Olympic by the end of the season, as they face each other first.

Neil Tooth gets his reign as Hednesford Town boss at Keys Park as his side face Ashton United.

Barwell will host Whitby Town who narrowly missed out on getting into the play-off places going down to the final day.

Jimmy Ginnelly the Barwell boss said he was pleased to be facing Town in the opening game.

There is a home game for Buxton who face the Evo-Stik Northern Divison One North champions Lancaster City, while Grantham Town host Marine who ended the season strongly.

There is also one game on the Sunday as Stourbridge who narrowly missed out on promotion via the play-off final host Matlock Town. 


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I work as a freelance journalist for The Non-League Paper, Yorkshire Evening Post, Yorkshire Post, North-West Evening Mail and others, based in Yorkshire, I am always at a game on a Tuesday and Saturday when the season is on, I started following non-league at the age of 10 and have been hooked ever since.

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