2018/19 Fixtures - August

By Simon Harrison

The Manchester Football League can finally reveal the fixtures of August for the Premier Division and Divisions One and Two.

Within the first batch of games there will be the routine weekend fixtures and a blend of midweek fixtures.

Premier Division
Heyside and Chadderton Reserves meet at Crompton House to kick off the new season in a mouth-watering local derby.

The three ‘Manchester’ clubs all begin their campaigns on home turf as East welcome Hindsford to Wright Robinson while Gregorians host Royton Town. Newly promoted Central entertain the 2016/17 champions Rochdale Sacred Heart in a tough top-flight debut.

On their return to the Premier Division, Beechfield United host Springhead at Salford Sports Village. Crossford Bridge will be the venue for Old Alts against Bolton County, Dukinfield Town host Walshaw Sports and AFC Monton travel to Stockport Georgians.

Division One
Division Two Champions Altrincham Hale start their campaign against familiar opponents as they travel to face fellow promoted side Bolton Lads and Girls Club. Tintwistle Athletic host Elton Vale in their Division one debut while Radcliffe Juniors face a tough start at Leigh Athletic.
Govan Athletic host Boothstown, Atherton LR Reserves welcome Pennington, Heywood St James travel to Uppermill and Wilmslow Albion welcome Atherton Town.

Division Two
The newcomers to the MFL all make their debut on the road as Astley & Tyldesley, Moorside Rangers and Middleton Colts travel to Hindsford Reserves, Rochdale Sacred Heart Reserves and Walshaw Sports Reserves respectively.

Avro Res start life in Division Two also on the road as they face Irlam Steel while Hollinwood begin the season at their temporary home of Wright Robinson against Breightmet United.

Opening Day Fixtures

Premier Division
Beechfield United v Springhead
Dukinfield Town v Walshaw Sports
East Manchester v Hindsford
Heyside v Chadderton Reserves
Manchester Central v Rochdale Sacred Heart
Manchester Gregorians v Royton Town
Old Altrinchamians v Bolton County
Stockport Georgians v AFC Monton

Division One
Atherton LR Reserves v Pennington
Bolton Lads and Girls Club v Altrincham Hale
Govan Athletic v Boothstown
Leigh Athletic v Radcliffe Juniors
Tintwistle Athletic v Elton Vale
Uppermill v Heywood St James
Wilmslow Albion v Atherton Town

Division Two
Atherton Town Reserves v Manchester Gregorians Reserves
Hindsford Reserves v Astley & Tyldesley
Hollinwood v Breightmet United
Irlam Steel v Avro Reserves
Rochdale Sacred Heart Reserves v Moorside Rangers
Walshaw Sports Reserves v Middleton Colts

All other August fixtures can be found on the fixtures page and selecting your chosen club from the drop down.

Division Three and Four
Due to circumstances out of the control of the Manchester Football League, the 2018/19 season for Division Three and Division Four will be unable to commence until Saturday 25th August.

With the Extra Preliminary Round of the FA Cup taking place on Saturday 11th August, added to by closed dates of a large number of referees, the MFL would be unable to appoint officials to all fixtures across the five divisions on the 11th and 18th.

However, we hope to reveal these fixtures in the next 7 days, should there be no further issues.

We apologise for the late notice but the MFL feel this is the best course of action and the fairest for all teams involved.


Where next?

2018/19 Fixtures - August The Manchester Football League can reveal the fixtures for August for Division Three and Division Four.
2018/19 League Constitution The Manchester Football League can confirm the constitution for the coming 2018/19 season.

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