Southern League Fixtures Released: Opening games & key dates for our sides

One of the most exciting things in the pre-season period is the release of the fixtures for our sides for the new season and today has seen the Southern League release their 2021/22 fixture lists.

Naturally when the lists are released you head for the opening game and our sides have decent games to kick us off.

Cinderford Town have a mouth-watering opener at home to Paulton Rovers, whilst Cirencester Town are also at home against Bristol Manor Farm and Slimbridge are away at their friends Larkhall Athletic – with those three games set for Saturday 14th August.

Evesham United kick their campaign off against Mangotsfield United at the Jubilee on Monday 16th August.

Cirencester then follow up with a Tuesday night trip down to Lymington Town, with Cinderford away to Highworth and Slimbridge at home to Winchester City the following evening (Wednesday 18th).

Next when you check the lists you look for Christmas games and the Southern League appears to be having a heavy one, with no games currently scheduled for Boxing Day – but a full card on Monday 27th December.

Cinderford welcome Slimbridge to the Causeway for their Christmas game, whilst Evesham head to the Corinium to take on Cirencester.

New Years Day sees Evesham host Cinderford at the Jubilee, whilst John Brough’s Cirencester head to Highworth.

Slimbridge have a local encounter with Mangotsfield United at Thornhill Park.

The Easter Bank Holiday has a tasty Southern League double header with games on both the Saturday and the Bank Holiday Monday.

Cirencester are away to Bideford on the Saturday and home to Highworth on the Monday, Cinderford are away in Lymington on the Saturday and host Evesham on the Monday.

Evesham welcome Winchester City on the Saturday, whilst Slimbridge host Frome on the Saturday and head to Mangotsfield on the Monday.

The following Saturday sees the final games of the season and a potentially massive fixture as Cirencester Town head to Paulton Rovers.

Cinderford have a trip to Plymouth Parkway whilst Slimbridge and Evesham welcome AFC Totton and Larkhall Athletic respectively.

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So lets take a look at all of the opening dates and key all-Gloucestershire (& Evesham) fixtures. All fixtures subject to change.

Cinderford Town Opening Fixtures

Saturday 14th August – Cinderford Town vs Paulton Rovers

Wednesday 18th August – Highworth Town vs Cinderford Town

Saturday 28th August – Cinderford Town vs Lymington Town

Cirencester Town Opening Fixtures

Saturday 14th August – Cirencester Town vs Bristol Manor Farm

Tuesday 17th August – Lymington Town vs Cirencester Town

Saturday 28th August – Cirencester Town vs Bideford

Evesham United Opening Fixtures

Monday 16th August – Evesham United vs Mangotsfield United

Saturday 28th August – Winchester City vs Evesham United

Slimbrdige Opening Fixtures

Saturday 14th August – Larkhall Athletic vs Slimbridge

Wednesday 18th August – Slimbridge vs Winchester City

Saturday 28th August – Frome Town vs Slimbridge

Gloucestershire (& Evesham) Derbies

Monday 30th August – Evesham United vs Cirencester Town; Slimbridge vs Cinderford Town

Monday 13th September – Evesham United vs Slimbridge

Saturday 16th October – Cirencester Town vs Slimbridge

Saturday 30th October – Cirencester Town vs Cinderford Town

Monday 27th December – Cinderford Town vs Slimbridge; Cirencester Town vs Evesham United

Saturday 1st January – Evesham United vs Cinderford Town

Saturday 8th January – Slimbridge vs Evesham United

Saturday 12th February – Slimbridge vs Cirencester Town

Saturday 26th February – Cinderford Town vs Cirencester Town

Monday 16th April – Cinderford Town vs Evesham United

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