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Mansfield face Ebbsfleet opener

Blue Square Premier

Mansfield Town will start life as a non-league club with a home match against Ebbsfleet United on 9 August.

The Stags were relegated at the end of last season along with Wrexham who will face Stevenage Borough on the opening day of the new season.

Newly-promoted Eastbourne host Rushden & Diamonds, Kettering entertain Forest Green and Lewes meet Kidderminster.

New boys Barrow start the Blue Square Premier season with a home game against Oxford United on Friday, 8 August.

Full fixtures:
Altrincham, who finished in a relegation place last season, and were reprieved when Halifax Town were expelled from the Conference because of financial problems, kick off against Woking.

Halifax are hoping to start the season three divisions lower down, in Unibond Division One North.

Blue Square Premier opening fixtures

Friday, 8 August 2008
Barrow v Oxford United 1930 BST

Saturday, 9 August 2008
Crawley Town v York City
Eastbourne Borough v Rushden & Diamonds
Ebbsfleet United v Mansfield Town
Histon v Torquay United
Kettering Town v Forest Green Rovers
Kidderminster Harriers v Lewes
Northwich Victoria v Cambridge United
Salisbury City v Burton Albion
Weymouth v Grays Athletic
Woking v Altrincham
Wrexham v Stevenage Borough

Final Blue Square Premier weekend fixtures

Saturday, 25 April 2009
Cambridge United v Altrincham
Crawley Town v Histon
Eastbourne Borough v Barrow
Ebbsfleet United v Salisbury City
Grays Athletic v Forest Green Rovers
Kidderminster Harriers v Kettering Town
Lewes v York City
Mansfield Town v Stevenage Borough
Oxford United v Northwich Victoria
Rushden & Diamonds v Woking
Torquay United v Burton Albion
Wrexham v Weymouth

All fixtures subject to change. The BBC is not responsible for any changes that may be made.

see also
Blue Square Premier fixtures
03 Jul 07 |  Non League
Guide to the Non-League Pyramid
31 Mar 08 |  Non League
English club-by-club fixtures
16 Jun 08 |  Football
Leagues agreed for 2008/09 season
14 Jun 08 |  Non League
Ups and downs
04 Jun 08 |  Football
BBC continues Wrexham broadcasts
01 Jun 08 |  North east
The rise and fall of Wrexham
22 Apr 08 |  Wrexham
Stags must bounce back - Holland
29 Apr 08 |  Mansfield

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