Champions kick off at home to Burton Agnes

Driffield League news
Driffield League news

Driffield and District league champions Flamborough will begin the defence of their title with a home match against Burton Agnes.

Fixtures for the first three weeks of the new season have been released, after officials received an unexpected boost last week.

Flamborough won last year's title

Flamborough won last year's title

Bridlington Sports Club made a late decision to enter a team into Division One, meaning that 19 sides will be involved when the action gets underway on Saturday, September 10.

Sports Club will be made up of a mix of teenagers stepping up from junior football to senior level and a handful of experienced heads.

Coachman’s first game in the top flight sees them host Bridlington Excelsiors at Matson Road, while fellow promoted side Driffield Star are at home to Martonian FC, who were previously known as Forester Athletic.

Another team to change their name are Spread Eagle, who operated as Full Measure last season, and they begin their Division One campaign against North Frodingham, who are returning to the league after a season away.

Two new teams go head-to-head on day one, as Bull and Sun and Bridlington Club for Young People meet at Gypsey Road, while the other additions AFC United of Driffield tackle last season’s basement boys Nafferton United at Allotment Lane.

The second round of fixtures throws up an interesting clash between Bridlington Trinity’s two teams.

Trinity were known as Crown last year and their second string are another team to join to the league for the 2016/17 campaign.

Among the teams who have left over the summer are Mermaid United Old Boys and Bridlington Snooker Centre.

Saturday, September 10

Premier Division

Coachman v Bridlington Excelsiors, Driffield Star v Martonian FC, Flamborough 1sts v Burton Agnes, Stirling Wanderers v Bridlington Rovers

Division One

AFC United of Driffield v Nafferton United, Bridlington Sports Club v Bridlington Trinity 1sts, Bridlington Trinity 2nds v Flamborough 2nds, Bull And Sun v Bridlington CYP, North Frodingham v Spread Eagle

Saturday, September 17

Premier Division

Bridlington Excelsiors v Martonian United, Bridlington Rovers v Flamborough 1sts, Burton Agnes v Coachman, Martonian FC v Stirling Wanderers

Division One

Bridlington Trinity 1sts v Bridlington Trinity 2nds, Bridlington CYP v North Frodingham, Flamborough 2nds v AFC United of Driffield, Nafferton Utd v Bull and Sun, Spread Eagle v Bridlington Sports Club

Saturday, September24

Premier Division

Coachman v Bridlington Rovers , Flamborough 1sts v Martonian FC, Martonian Utd v Burton Agnes , Stirling Wanderers v Driffield Star

Division One

AFC United of Driffield v Bridlington Trinity 1sts , Bridlington Sports Club v Bridlington CYP , Bridlington Trinity 2nds v Spread Eagle, Nafferton United v Flamborough 2nds, North Frodingham v Bull and Sun

Bridlington Town Reserves begin life in the Humber Premier League this Saturday.

The first game for the East Riding County League champions is at Endeavour Playing Fields against Hull United, who have dropped down from the NCEL after a turbulent past 12 months.

Their firsthome game is against West Hull side LIV Supplies AFC on Saturday, August 27.

Fixtures are yet to be announced for the County League.

Sports Club County are in the Premier Division, Bridlington Town County have been placed into Division One and Bridlington Sports Club County Reserves will compete in Division Three.