Slough Town handed difficult start to 2012/13 Southern Division One Central season
By Rob Stevens • Published 18 Jul 2012 10:18 0 Comments
SLOUGH Town will face a difficult start to the new Southern Division One Central season after the fixtures were released on Wednesday morning.
The Rebels - runners-up to St. Neots Town last year and many people's idea of the winners this term - kick-off the new season with a visit from Northwood on August 18.
The Woods were beaten twice by Steve Bateman's men last year but narrowly missed out on the play-off places.
Slough then face a midweek trip to newly-promoted Guildford City on August 22, champions of the Combined Counties Premier Division, before their 'home' derby against Holloways Park landlords Beaconsfield SYCOB on August Bank Holiday (Monday 27).
The Rebels will welcome rivals Burnham on Boxing Day and Guildford on December 29 before kicking off 2013 against Beaconsfield on New Years Day.
Byron Walton's Rams narrowly missed out on promotion to the Southern Premier Division last term after defeat in the play-off final and begin the new term with a trip to Daventry Town.
Town finished 16th last season but beat Beaconsfield 2-1 during the final round of league fixtures in April.
Walton's men then welcome Godalming Town to Holloways Park on Monday, August 20 who have moved across from Division One South of the Isthmian League. And the Rams travel to Chalfont St. Peter on Boxing Day and Godalming on December 29.
Burnham begin with a trip to Godalming on August 18 before welcoming Aylesbury - 20th last year - to The Gore on Tuesday, August 21.
The Blues, aiming for better consistency with regards to their performances this season, travel to Ashford Town (Middx) on August Bank Holiday.
Martin Stone's men make the short trip to rivals Slough on Boxing Day before the reverse fixtures against Aylesbury and Ashford on December 29 and January 1.
** SEE Friday's Observer for a full fixtures pull-out **
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This article appeared in Slough Observer 16 Aug 12