Rovers head to Boro for opener

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Champions Bridlington Rovers will begin the defence of their Driffield League Premier League title with a trip to Flamborough 1stss.

The league programme gets underway on Saturday, September 12, with that game looking to be the stand-out fixture.

Runners-up Bridlington Excelsior start with an away game against Forester Athletic 2nds, one of three of teams who have moved up from Division One as the league restructures.

Only six teams completed the Premier League season last time out, but it has been expanded to nine sides for 2015/16.

Last season’s Division One champions Burton Agnes are at home to North Frodingham on the opening day, and Mermaid United Old Boys tackle Foresters’ first team to complete the line-up.

Stirling Wanderers don’t begin their campaign until the following Saturday when they welcome Flamborough.

In Division One, two new teams go head to head on the opening weekend. Bridlington Snooker Centre face Driffield side Full Measure at Matson Road.

Fellow new boys Coachman travel to Driffield Star, Nafferton United host Bridlington Sports Club Reserves and AFC Crown are at home to Flamborough 2nds.

Like the Premier, Division One has nine teams, with Star Inn Nafferton the ones left waiting to get underway. They begin with a game against Crown on September 19.

Early fixtures:

September 12

Premier Division: Burton Agnes v North Frodingham, Flamborough 1sts v Bridlington Rovers, Forester Athletic 2nds v Bridlington Excelsior, Mermaid Utd Old Boys v Forester Athletic 1sts

Division One: Crown v Flamborough 2nds, Bridlington Snooker Centre v Full Measure Driffield, Driffield Star v Coachman, Nafferton United v Bridlington Sports Club Res

September 19

Premier Division: Bridlington Excelsior v Mermaid Utd Old Boys, Forester Athletic 1sts v Burton Agnes, North Frodingham v Forester Athletic 2nds, Stirling Wanderers v Flamborough 1sts

Division One: Bridlington Sports Club Res v Bridlington Snooker Centre, Flamborough 2nds v Nafferton United, Full Measure Driffield v Driffield Star, Star Inn Nafferton v AFC Crown

September 26

Premier Division: Bridlington Rovers v Stirling Wanderers, Flamborough 1sts v North Frodingham, Forester Athletic 2nds v Mermaid Utd Old Boys

Division One: AFC Crown v Nafferton United, Bridlington Snooker Centre v Flamborough 2nds, Driffield Star v Bridlington Sports Club Res, Star Inn Nafferton v Coachman

October 3

Division One: Coachman v AFC Crown, Flamborough 2nds v Driffield Star, Full Measure Driffield v Star Inn Nafferton, Nafferton United v Bridlington Snooker Centre.