Newton Aycliffe begin life in the Northern Premier League this weekend with a trip to North Ferriby.
The journey on Saturday will be the first of a number of coach trips for the Aycliffe players and their supporters this season.
However, it won’t be their first trip to Humberside. The Newtonians played a Second Qualifying Round FA Cup replay at North Ferriby in 2015.
Aycliffe’s season should have gotten underway in this year’s Emirates FA Cup last Saturday.
But the rain intervened and the game at Guisborough was postponed and rearranged for today (Wednesday, August 9).
The winner of that tie will travel to either Pontefract Collieries or Birtley Town, who were also rained off, on Saturday, August 19.
Newton Aycliffe’s first home game in the NPL will be against former Northern League rivals Ashington on Tuesday, August 15. Kick off at the SecuriCorp Stadium is at 7:45pm.
Aycliffe then travel to Liversedge in West Yorkshire before welcoming Grimsby Borough to Moore Lane on Saturday, August 26.
• The above picture, by Yvonne Wood, shows Aycliffe’s Jake Petitjean in action against Boro Rangers during pre-season.