Diamonds to open at home as Doughboys and Ar Tarn hit the road

Ian Walker's Desborough Town will open the new UCL Premier Division season with back-to-back away matches
Ian Walker's Desborough Town will open the new UCL Premier Division season with back-to-back away matches

AFC Rushden & Diamonds will open the new ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Premier Division campaign at the Dog & Duck.

Andy Peaks’ team, who will be amongst the favourites for promotion, will take on Sleaford Town on Saturday. August 9 before heading to Harborough Town three days later for their first midweek match of the season.

Wellingborough Town travel to newly-promoted Harrowby on the opening day before hosting Cogenhoe United on Tuesday, August 12.

And Desborough Town have been handed two away games to kick off the new campaign as they face a tough trip to highly-fancied Holbeach United on August 9 before a midweek clash at Long Buckby follows on the Tuesday.

There will be a local derby at Occupation Road on the opening day of the Division One season as Stewarts & Lloyds take on Whitworth.

S&L were relegated from the Premier Division last season and will start the campaign at a lower level against the Flourmen on August 9.

The Flourmen also have another derby clash on the following Tuesday when they head to Latimer Park to take on Burton Park Wanderers.

Opening UCL Premier Division fixtures

August 1: Deeping v Harborough.

August 2: Yaxley v Long Buckby.

August 3: Peterborough Northern Star v Holbeach.

August 9: AFC Kempston v Boston Town, AFC Rushden & Diamonds v Sleaford, Deeping v Long Buckby, Harrowby v Wellingborough Town, Holbeach v Desborough, Newport Pagnell v Peterborough Northern Star, Oadby v Eynesbury, Thurnby v Cogenhoe, Wisbech v Harborough, Yaxley v Sileby.

August 12: AFC Kempston v Sileby, Harborough v AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Holbeach v Deeping

Long Buckby v Desborough, Newport Pagnell v Oadby, Wellingborough Town v Cogenhoe, Wisbech v Eynesbury, Yaxley v Sleaford.

August 13: Huntingdon v Harrowby, Peterborough Northern Star v Boston Town.

Opening UCL Division One fixtures

August 2: Peterborough Sports v Bugbrooke.

August 9: Bourne v Irchester United, Bugbrooke v Thrapston, Northampton Spencer v Potton, Olney v Burton PW, Lutterworth v Blackstones, Peterborough Sports v Buckingham, Rothwell Corinthians v ON Chenecks, Rushden & Higham v St Neots Saints, Stewarts & Lloyds v Whitworth, Woodford United v Raunds.

August 12: Bourne v St Neots Saints, Buckingham v Northampton Spencer, Burton PW v Whitworth,

Lutterworth v Stewarts & Lloyds, Olney v Woodford United, Rothwell Corinthians v Thrapston, Rushden & Higham v ON Chenecks.

August 13: Blackstones v Raunds, Bugbrooke v Irchester United, Peterborough Sports v Potton.