Local clubs ready as the UCL kicks-off

The Uhlsport United Counties League swings into action this weekend.

The United Counties League season kicks-off this weekend
The United Counties League season kicks-off this weekend

It may still only be July but the long campaign begins for three local clubs in Premier Division South, starting tonight (Friday, 7.30pm).

Rothwell Corinthians, who finished just three points above the relegation zone last season, have the honour of playing in the first game of the new campaign as they head to Lutterworth Town in the curtain-raiser, which is part of the UCL’s Groundhop Weekend.

Wellingborough Town, who finished a creditable seventh last time out, have home advantage on Saturday as they take on county rivals Long Buckby at the Dog & Duck.

And Desborough Town face a tough opening weekend clash as they travel to last season’s FA Vase winners Newport Pagnell Town.

The action continues next Tuesday night with all three local teams on home soil with Wellingborough taking on Godmanchester Rovers, Desborough entertaining Lutterworth and Corinthians hosting Histon.