Cobblers to kick off new season at home to Mansfield

STARTING AGAIN - Chris Wilder's Cobblers side will begin their season against Mansfield at Sixfields on the opening day
STARTING AGAIN - Chris Wilder's Cobblers side will begin their season against Mansfield at Sixfields on the opening day

The Cobblers will begin and end their 2014/15 campaign with home games at Sixfields, kicking off against Mansfield Town on Saturday August 9.

The visit of Wycombe Wanderers will complete the campaign on Saturday May 2 while the draw has also been kind at Christmas, when Northampton will be at home on Boxing Day, against Bury.

There is no game on New Year’s Day, with the Cobblers travelling to Tranmere Rovers on Sunday, December 28, and then hosting Southned United on Saturday, January 3.

York City - as was the case last season - provide the opposition for the team’s first away game, on Saturday August 16.

That game is followed by the first midweek fixture of the season, at Portsmouth on Tuesday August 19.

The final away game of the season is at Burton Albion on Saturday April 25, and the longest journey - to Carlisle United - scheduled for December 20.

The Cobblers play Skrill Premier champions Luton Town at Kenilworth Road on Saturday October 25 and at Sixfields on Saturday March 28.

The home matches against Oxford United (Oct 21) and Portsmouth (March 3) are both on Tuesday nights, while Cambridge United will visit Northampton on Easter Monday (April 6).

Full 2014/15 fixture list:

Sat Aug 9 Mansfield Town H

Wed Aug 13 Wolverhampton Wanderers A (Capital One Cup)

Sat Aug 16 York City A

Tue Aug 19 Portsmouth A

Sat Aug 23 Shrewsbury Town H

Sat Aug 30 Exeter City H

Sat Sep 6 Dagenham & Redbridge A

Sat Sep 13 Newport County A

Tue Sep 16 Hartlepool United H

Sat Sep 20 Accrington Stanley H

Sat Sep 27 Morecambe A

Sat Oct 4 Wycombe Wanderers A

Sat Oct 11 Burton Albion H

Sat Oct 18 Cheltenham Town A

Tue Oct 21 Oxford United H

Sat Oct 25 Luton Town A

Sat Nov 1 AFC Wimbledon H

Sat Nov 15 Cambridge United A

Sat Nov 22 Stevenage H

Sat Nov 29 Southend United A

Sat Dec 13 Plymouth Argyle H

Sat Dec 20 Carlisle United A

Fri Dec 26 Bury H

Sun Dec 28 Tranmere Rovers A

Sat Jan 3 Southend United H

Sat Jan 10 Exeter City A

Sat Jan 17 Dagenham & Redbridge H

Sat Jan 24 Newport County H

Sat Jan 31 Accrington Stanley A

Sat Feb 7 Morecambe H

Tue Feb 10 Hartlepool United A

Sat Feb 21 York City H

Sat Feb 28 Shrewsbury Town A

Tue Mar 3 Portsmouth H

Sat Mar 7 Plymouth Argyle A

Sat Mar 14 Tranmere Rovers H

Tue Mar 17 Carlisle United H

Sat Mar 21 Bury A

Sat Mar 28 Luton Town H

Sat Apr 4 AFC Wimbledon A

Mon Apr 6 Cambridge United H

Sat Apr 11 Stevenage A

Tue Apr 14 Oxford United A

Sat Apr 18 Cheltenham Town H

Sat Apr 25 Burton Albion A

Sat May 2 Wycombe Wanderers H