Thirty days ahead of kick off in the new BOSTIK South East League, The Mead match schedule is now available...so get the dates in your diary
The new League will see The Mead start and finish with trips to Sussex. On opening day, we'll head for Pilot Field to face HASTINGS UNITED on Saturday 11th August and we will end the campaign again in Sussex when we travel to HORSHAM on Saturday 27th April.
The first home game will be on SUNDAY 19th August when we face FAVERSHAM TOWN - which is one of two scheduled Sunday home fixtures for The Mead with the second being against RAMSGATE on Sunday 14th April.
Christmas sees The Mead welcome HAYWARDS HEATH to Princes Park on Saturday 15th December, before hosting PHOENIX SPORTS on Boxing Day, whilst on Saturday 29th December, The Mead will finish 2017 with an away trip to GREENWICH BOROUGH and there's no game scheduled for New Years Day.
Easter sees The Mead travelling to play HYTHE TOWN on Easter Saturday (April 20th) before hosting the return fixture with GREENWICH BOROUGH on the day after Easter Monday - St Georges Day - Tuesday 23rd April - as Dartford are already at home on the Bank Holiday to Billericay Town.
Speaking to the Gaffer about the full list (which is listed below), Tommy said, "We start on Saturday at Uckfield but we're not expecting miracles; we'll do what we need to and go forward with new training facilities as well as hopefully some back up from the new under 23 squad."
Tommy went on, "The fixtures really look like they're from the old Southern League! Christmas is obviously kinder as last year we had two trips into Sussex scheduled, although," he said smiling, "I am a little gutted that we're down to go to Guernsey at the end of January!"
"All in all its looks a good traditional regional League which I know is what they're trying to do! That said though, Kent is a big place!"
BOSTIK LEAGUE - South East Division
August 11 - Hastings United
August 19 - FAVERSHAM TOWN
August Bank Holiday Monday - Phoenix Sports
September 1 - SITTINGBOURNE
September 15 - Ramsgate
September 22 - HORSHAM
September 26 - VCD ATHLETIC
October 6 - GUERNSEY
October 20 - Whyteleafe
October 27 - Herne Bay
November 3 - EAST GRINSTEAD TOWN
November 10 - Three Bridges
November 17 - ASHFORD UNITED
November 24 - Whitstable Town
December 1 - CRAY WANDERERS
December 8 - Sevenoaks Town
December 15 - HAYWARDS HEATH
Boxing Day - PHOENIX SPORTS
December 29 - Greenwich Borough
January 5 - HYTHE TOWN
January 12 - Sittingbourne
January 19 - HERNE BAY
January 26 - Guernsey
February 2 - WHYTELEAFE
February 5 - VCD Athletic
February 9 - Ashford United
February 16 - WHITSTABLE TOWN
February 23 - Cray Wanderers
March 2 - SEVENOAKS TOWN
March 9 - Haywards Heath
March 16 - THREE BRIDGES
March 23 - East Grinstead Town
March 30 - Faversham Town
April 6 - HASTINGS UNITED
April 14 - RAMSGATE
Easter Saturday - Hythe Town
April 23 - GREENWICH BOROUGH
April 27 - Horsham
And in the various Cups, our fixtures are
August 25 - East Preston or Balham (Emirates FA Cup Preliminary)
September 29 - Didcot Town (Buildbase FA Trophy Extra Preliminary)
TBA - Ashford United (Kent Senior Cup 1st round)
(in all of the above, fixtures in CAPITALS are games to be played at Princes Park)
Updated 12:06 - 18 Jul 2018 by sonya whittam