Conference Premier fixtures: Bristol Rovers start at Grimsby

Darrell Clarke
Darrell Clarke watched his Bristol Rovers side drop out of the Football League last season

Relegated Bristol Rovers will face play-off semi-finalists Grimsby Town on the opening day of the new Conference Premier season.

Torquay United, who also dropped out of League Two last term, begin with a 385-mile trip to Gateshead, who lost the play-off final at Wembley in May.

Conference North champions AFC Telford travel to Welling, while South division winners Eastleigh start at Nuneaton.

The new season gets underway on Saturday, 9 August.

Dover, who were also promoted from the South, host play-off semi-finalists Halifax and North play-off winners Altrincham travel to Aldershot.

Chester, who avoided relegation following Hereford United's expulsion from the Football Conference, play Barnet at home.

And Dartford, who also earned a reprieve at the expense of Salisbury, host Wrexham.

Kidderminster, who reached the fourth round of the FA Cup last season, start with a trip to Lincoln and Macclesfield host Braintree.

Meanwhile, Southport host Forest Green and Alfreton take on Woking.

The final day of the regular season will be on Saturday, 25 April 2014.

Opening day fixtures (Saturday, 9 August)
Aldershot Town v Altrincham
Alfreton Town v Woking
Bristol Rovers v Grimsby Town
Chester v Barnet
Dartford v Wrexham
Dover Athletic v FC Halifax Town
Gateshead v Torquay United
Lincoln City v Kidderminster Harriers
Macclesfield Town v Braintree Town
Nuneaton Town v Eastleigh
Southport v Forest Green Rovers
Welling United v AFC Telford United
Opening fixtures elsewhere
Premier League - Championship - League One - League Two - Scottish Premiership
Club-by-club Conference Premier fixtures
AFC Telford UnitedGateshead
Aldershot TownGrimsby Town
Alfreton TownFC Halifax Town
AltrinchamKidderminster Harriers
BarnetLincoln City
Braintree TownMacclesfield Town
Bristol RoversNuneaton Town
ChesterSouthport
DartfordTorquay United
Dover AthleticWelling United
EastleighWoking
Forest Green RoversWrexham
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Premier League
Championship
League One
League Two
Conference Premier
Scottish Premiership
Scottish Championship
Scottish League One
Scottish League Two

All fixtures and kick-off times are subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made.

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