Oldham Athletic’s first game in non-league will come away to Torquay United, as the full 2022/23 National League fixture list is released.
By Amos Murphy
Oldham Athletic will begin their first season in non-league with a trip to face 2021 playoff runners-up Torquay United, before welcoming National League newbies Dorking Wanderers the week.
It will be the first time Boundary Park has hosted a game outside the Football League, with Oldham having been relegated from League Two at the back-end of last season.
Oldham Athletic will play their first ever match in non-league away to Torquay, before returning to Boundary Park to face Dorking.
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— Amos Murphy (@AmosMurphy_) July 6, 2022
As for Dorking themselves, their maiden National League voyage will come at home to Chesterfield.
Fellow Football League dropouts Scunthorpe United will begin their campaign at home to Yeovil Town.
For bookies’ title favourites Wrexham, it’s an opening day match at the Racecourse Ground against Eastleigh.
📅 Here we go! We start our season at home to Eastleigh on Saturday August 6
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— Wrexham AFC (@Wrexham_AFC) July 6, 2022
National League North champions Gateshead have been handed a visit to playoff chasing Dagenham & Redbridge, with the National League South winners Maidstone United away to Altrincham.
After triumphing in the National League North play-offs, York City’s return to the fifth tier will begin with at home to Woking.
Southend United will begin their second season in the National League at home to Boreham Wood, while Wealdstone entertains Bromley in an opening day London Derby.
Elsewhere, Aldershot Town welcome last season’s playoff finalists Solihull Moors, Barnet open their campaign at home to FC Halifax Town and title hopefuls Notts County begin the season at Meadow Lane against Maidenhead United.
Full opening day fixture list:
Aldershot Town vs Solihull Moors
Altrincham vs Maidstone United
Barnet vs FC Halifax Town
Dagenham & Redbridge vs Gateshead
Dorking Wanderers vs Chesterfield
Notts County vs Maidenhead United
Scunthorpe United vs Yeovil Town
Southend United vs Boreham Wood
Torquay United vs Oldham Athletic
Wealdstone vs Bromley
Wrexham vs Eastleigh
York City vs Woking
Aldershot Town vs Woking
Altrincham vs FC Halifax Town
Barnet vs Boreham Wood
Dagenheam & Redbridge vs Maidstone United
Dorking Wanderers vs Eastleigh
Notts County vs Oldham Athletic
Scunthorpe United vs Chesterfield
Southend United vs Bromley
Torquay United vs Yeovil Town
Wealdstone vs Maidenhead United
Wrexham vs Solihull Moors
York City vs Gateshead