Season’s greetings to everybody associated with our local sides and local football in general. Now the big day is over and done with it is time to look ahead to the BIGGER day. I am of course talking about Boxing Day, the day in which football fans up and down the country will continue the festivities in stadiums all around the country and throughout the tiers of football.
Christmas football is synonymous with British football and is one of the most exciting times in the football calendar for all fans. Throughout the leagues, sides play fairly local and regional neighbours in festive fixtures to warm the cockles. In non-league the neighbours tend to be closer but the games are played even harder.
So who is your side playing? Which game are you going to? Well, there are plenty of games to choose from, so let’s take a look.
*All games are 15:00 kick offs unless stated*
Cheltenham vs Yeovil
Exeter vs Forest Green
National League South
Gloucester City vs Oxford City
Southern League West
Cinderford vs Bishops Cleeve
Cirencester vs Swindon Supermarine
Shortwood vs Slimbridge
Hellenic Premier (13:00 kick offs)
Brimscombe & Thrupp vs Tuffley Rovers
Longlevens vs Lydney Town
Note: Fairford Town vs Abingdon United takes place on Wednesday 27th December, kick off at 19:45