RUGBY: Find out Bridlington’s fixtures for new season

Bridlington will take on Heath in the Yorkshire Shield

Bridlington will take on Heath in the Yorkshire Shield

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Bridlington won’t have far to travel in the opening weeks of the new season.

Their first four matches of the campaign will all be played at Dukes Park, including a Yorkshire Shield first round tie against Heath.

Paul Cook's squad finished third last season

Paul Cook's squad finished third last season

The Yorkshire One league season gets underway on September 3, when West Yorkshire side Old Brodleians will be the visitors.

Before that, Bridlington have arranged two home friendlies in August, against Yorkshire Two outfit Wath upon Dearne and Westoe, who were relegated from North One East last season.

The line-up for Yorkshire One in 2016/17 is yet to be finalised. Bradford & Bingley and Malton & Norton were promoted last season, but of the three relegated sides, only Beverley fit into the Yorkshire catchment area.

That means one of the North East teams will have to be shifted sideways into Yorkshire One, with Acklam thought to be the most likely candidates.

Bridlington begin and end their Yorkshire One campaign against Old Brodleians

Bridlington begin and end their Yorkshire One campaign against Old Brodleians

West Leeds and Keighley have been promoted.

A derby against Scarborough comes early in the season, with the sides meeting at Dukes Park on September 17, before the return fixture a week before Christmas.

The East Yorkshire derbies againstBeverley will be played in November and March, with the final game of the season seeing bridlington travel to Old Brodleians.

August: 13 Wath (h) - friendly, 20 Westoe (h) - friendly, 27 Heath (h) - Yorkshire Shield

September: 3 Old Brodleians (h), 10 Heath (a), 17 Scarborough (h), 24 Selby (a)

October: 1 York (h), 8 Hullensians (h), 22 West Leeds (a), 29 Yarnbury (h)

November: 5 To be confirmed (a), 12 Bradford Salem (h), 19 Beverley (a), 26 Keighley (h)

December: 3 North Ribblesdale (a), 10 Heath (h), 17 Scarborough (a)

January 2017: 7 Selby (h), 14 York (a), 28 Hullensians (a)

February: 11 West Leeds (h), 18 Yarnbury (a)

March: 4 To be confirmed (h), 11 Bradford Salem (a), 25 Beverley (h)

April: 1 Keighley (a), 8 North Ribblesdale (h), 22 Old Brodleians (a)