It seems as if the 2018/19 campaign has only just ended but the good news is many pre-season friendlies for the 2019/20 season have been announced with the games seemingly getting earlier and earlier as the years go by with games already announced for the first weekend of July.
An interesting Friday night match takes place on Friday 12th July 2019 at the Queen Elizabeth II Stadium as Bostik Premier Division side Enfield Town take on FC United of Manchester who were relegated from the Vanarama North Division last season. The match will be for The Brian Lomax Cup (formely the Supporter's Direct Cup). FCUM then travel to The Dripping Pan to play Lewes on Saturday 13th July.
Welwyn Garden City get underway on Tuesday 2nd July playing Burnham at Bisham Abbey before playing teams from Barnet, Luton Town and MK Dons. The game versus The Hatters, newly promoted to the Championship, is likely to attract a decent crowd to Herns Way.
Essex Senior League side Clapton FC under the new management of Halil Hassan, who has moved from Spartan South Midlands Division One side Brimsdown, start their pre-season with game against Eastern Senior League First Division South side May & Bakers on Saturday 6th July.
Clapton Football Club pre-season fixtures Saturday 6th July - May and Bakers (A)
Tuesday 9th July - NewburyForest (H)
Saturday 13th July - Lordswood (A)
Tuesday 16th July - Waltham Abbey (H)
Saturday 20th July - Stotfold (A)
Tuesday 23rd July - Enfield Borough (H)
Saturday 27th July - ErithTown (H)
Biggleswade Town have a huge list of fixtures including a game against St Albans City on Tuesday 16th July which will see the return of Soloman Nwaboukei to Langford Road. The former Enfield Borough player joined the Clarence Park club recently after an impressive season with The Waders where he scooped the young player of the year award after stepping up from the SSMFL D1 in the summer of 2018.
The match will also see Father v Son in the dub out as Ian Allinson is in charge of The Saints and Lee Allinson is manager of The Waders.