Newton Aycliffe FC open the 2017/2018 season on Saturday 5th August with a home Emirates FA Cup tie against Chester-le-Street Town. Kick off at Moore Lane is 3pm, admission £6 adults, £4 concessions.
Aycliffe go into the game on the back of several strong preseason workouts, most recently a 2-0 win over Hemsworth Miners Welfare. Craig Hindmarch & Stuart Banks were the scorers when the Pontefract side visited last Saturday.
Managers Deano Browne & Danny Mellanby have tried several team combinations over the past month as they settle on their preferred team for the new season. In the last week two players have returned to the club. Former skipper Sean Tarling has returned as has centre half Grant Hickman.
As last year the Emirates FA Cup is the season opener & all clubs will be anxious to start well. If Aycliffe get the win against Chester-le-Street they will travel to either Albion Sports or Nelson in the Preliminary Round on 19th August.
The Ebac Northern League also starts next week with Aycliffe home to Ashington on Tuesday 8 August. Kick off is 7:45pm.