Workington Reds start new league campaign home to Stalybridge
Published at 13:52, Monday, 02 July 2012
Workington Reds start their 2012/13 season at home to Stalybridge Celtic.
Jim Harvey’s men have scored five on each of their last two visits to Borough Park, including a 5-2 hammering last term.
The clash on August 18 makes it four seasons running that Workington have begun the season with a home game.
Celtic have won four of their seven trips to west Cumbria but Darren Edmondson’s side did triumph 3-1 the last time the two sides met in February.
Workington are 66/1 rank outsiders for the Blue Square Bet North and travel to early favourites Chester on August 22 and fellow promotion candidates Halifax on August 25.
Reds’ festive period is dominated by a double header with Yorkshire outfit Harrogate - who Workington did the double over last year.
Harrogate only have one win in nine matches against Reds and host Workington on Boxing Day, before returning for the reverse fixture on New Year's Day.
Workington are set to travel 8,650 miles next season and end their campaign away at Solihull Moors.
Brackley Town and Oxford City have been promoted from the Evo-Stik South League Premier Division – a combined 1,106 mile round trip.
Reds travel to Brackley on September 15 and Oxford the following month (October 13).
The long trip to Bishop’s Stortford is on March 9.
18, Stalybridge Celtic (H); 22, Chester (A); 25, Halifax Town (A); 27, Guiseley (H).
1, Boston United (A); 4, Vauxhall Motors (H); 8, Corby Town (H); 15 Brackley Town (A); 29, Hinckley United (H).
2, Altrincham (A); 13, Oxford City (A); 20, Bradford Park Avenue (H); 27, Gainsborough Trinity (A); 30, Droylsden (H).
3, Solihull Moors (H); 17, Worcester City (A).
1, Brackley Town (H); 8, Gloucester City (A); 15, Stalybridge Celtic (A); 22, Chester (H); 26, Harrogate Town (A); 29, Vauxhall Motors (A).
1, Harrogate Town (H); 5, Boston United (H); 12, Histon (A); 19, Bradford Park Avenue (A); 26, Bishop’s Stortford (H); 29, Gainsborough Trinity (H).
2, Colwyn Bay (A); 9, Oxford City (A); 16, Altrincham (H); 23, Hinckley United (A).
2, Gloucester City (H); 9, Bishop’s Stortford (A); 16, Histon (H); 23, Droylsden (A); 30, Halifax Town (H);
1, Guiseley (A); 6, Worcester City (H); 13, Corby Town (A); 20, Colwyn Bay (H); 27, Solihull Moors (A).
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