Newton Aycliffe will welcome Hartlepool United to Newton Aycliffe for a pre-season friendly next month.
Pools – managed by Boro legend and former player Craig Hignett (pictured) – finished 16th in the National League last season.
The National League, formerly known as the Conference, is four steps higher than Aycliffe’s Northern League Division One.
The Hartlepool game – at Moore Lane Park on Tuesday July 9 (7.30pm) – is free to Aycliffe season ticket holders.
Aycliffe’s 2019-20 season tickets are now on sale, priced £100 for adults and £60 concessions.
With the Northern League top flight increasing to 20 teams this season, Aycliffe have again frozen prices.
Season tickets can be purchased from the Sports Club on Saturday (June 29) 1-3pm, and on Tuesday (June 25) 7.30-9pm.
(Above picture by Martin Walker)