Poppies' league season to kick-off at Gloucester

Kettering Town will be on the road when the new National League North campaign gets under way next month

By Jon Dunham
Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 12:59 pm
Updated Tuesday, 8th September 2020, 1:19 pm
Kettering Town manager Paul Cox. Picture by Peter Short
Kettering Town manager Paul Cox. Picture by Peter Short

Kettering Town will kick-off the new Vanarama National League North season with a midweek trip to Gloucester City.

The Poppies’ campaign will actually start on Saturday, October 3 when they will play in the second qualifying round of the Emirates FA Cup.

But the league season will begin in earnest just three days later with a clash at Gloucester while Southport will be the opponents for the first league game of the campaign at Latimer Park on Saturday, October 10.

The first month is completed by a trip to relegated AFC Fylde (October 17), a home clash with Guiseley (October 24) and a match at York City on October 31.

The festive period brings with it a double-header of Northamptonshire derbies with Paul Cox’s team hosting Brackley Town on Boxing Day before heading to St James Park on January 2 while a trip to Alfreton Town is sandwiched in between on Monday, December 28.

The late start to the season means a late finish and the league campaign will be completed on Saturday, May 29 with a clash at Chester.

KETTERING TOWN NATIONAL LEAGUE NORTH FIXTURES 2020/21

OCTOBER

Tue 6: Gloucester City (a)

Sat 10: Southport (h)

Sat 17: AFC Fylde (a)

Sat 24: Guiseley (h)

Sat 31: York City (a)

NOVEMBER

Sat 7: Hereford (a)

Tue 10: Bradford Park Avenue (h)

Sat 14: Curzon Ashton (h)

Tue 17: Boston United (a)

Sat 21: Blyth Spartans (h)

Sat 28: Chorley (a)

DECEMBER

Tue 1: Kidderminster Harriers (a)

Sat 12: AFC Telford United (h)

Sat 26: Brackley Town (h)

Mon 28: Alfreton Town (a)

JANUARY

Sat 2: Brackley Town (a)

Sat 9: Gateshead (h)

Sat 16: Farsley Celtic (a)

Sat 23: Darlington (h)

Sat 30: Spennymoor Town (a)

FEBRUARY

Sat 6: Chester (h)

Tue 9: Leamington (h)

Sat 13: Southport (a)

Sat 20: Gloucester City (h)

Sat 27: Guiseley (a)

MARCH

Sat 6: AFC Fylde (h)

Sat 13: Bradford Park Avenue (a)

Sat 20: Hereford (h)

Tue 23: Boston United (h)

Sat 27: Curzon Ashton (a)

APRIL

Fri 2: Blyth Spartans (a)

Mon 5: Chorley (h)

Sat 10: AFC Telford United (a)

Tue 13: Kidderminster Harriers (h)

Sat 17: York City (h)

Sat 24: Leamington (a)

MAY

Sat 1: Alfreton Town (h)

Mon 3: Gateshead (a)

Sat 8: Farsley Celtic (h)

Sat 15: Darlington (a)

Sat 22: Spennymoor Town (h)

Sat 29: Chester (a)