Barnstaple Town and Bideford finalise pre-season schedules

PUBLISHED: 12:28 12 June 2017 | UPDATED: 13:02 12 June 2017

Both clubs are scheduled to play seven games before the Southern League season gets underway

Both clubs are scheduled to play seven games before the Southern League season gets underway

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The two teams are scheduled to play seven games each before the Southern League Division One South and West campaign starts in August.

Barnstaple Town and Bideford have both announced their pre-season schedules ahead of the new Southern League season.

The two Division One South and West sides will play seven games in the build-up to the new season.

Bideford will welcome two English Football League sides to the Sports Ground, with League Two Grimsby Town visiting on Tuesday, July 18.

Four days later, Neil Warnock brings a Cardiff City XI to Bideford.

The Robins also have home games against South West Peninsula League sides Bodmin Town and Stoke Gabriel and away games against Galmpton United, Saltash United and Toolstation Western League side Buckland Athletic.

Barnstaple Town manager Richard Pears’ first game at Mill Road will be on Monday, July 10, when they welcome South West Peninsula side Plymouth Argyle.

Barum have also scheduled home games against Toolstation Western League sides Bridgwater Town and Street, as well as Tiverton Town, who were promoted to the Southern League Premier at the end of the 2016/17 season.

Barnstaple will also have trips to Witheridge, Plymouth Parkway and Cullompton Rangers.

Pre-season calendar (dates and kick-off times subject to change)

Saturday, July 8: Galmpton United v Bideford (1.30pm)

Monday, July 10: Barnstaple Town v Plymouth Argyle (7.30pm)

Saturday, July 15: Barnstaple Town v Bridgwater Town (1pm); Saltash United v Bideford (1.30pm).

Tuesday, July 18: Bideford v Grimsby Town (7.30pm).

Wednesday, July 19: Witheridge v Barnstaple Town (7.30pm).

Saturday, July 22: Bideford v Cardiff City (2pm); Plymouth Parkway v Barnstaple Town (2pm)

Tuesday, July 25: Buckland Athletic v Bideford (7.30pm).

Saturday, July 29: Barnstaple Town v Street (3pm); Bideford v Bodmin Town (3pm).

Monday, July 31: Cullompton Rangers v Barnstaple Town (7.30pm)

Tuesday, August 1: Bideford v Stoke Gabriel (7.45pm).

Saturday, August 5: Barnstaple Town v Tiverton Town (2pm)

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