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Derbies dominate opening weeks of the league fixture list for Royals

Derbies dominate opening weeks of the league fixture list for Royals

Graeme Moir30 Jun - 07:21
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AFC Portchester’s fixture list for the 2024-25 campaign in the Velocity Wessex League Premier Division has been released.

The first of 38 league matches begins on Tuesday, July 30, when United Services Portsmouth will be the visitors to The OnSite Group Stadium.

This will be the first of three PO Postcode derby fixtures the Royals will face in the opening weeks of the season – with the visit of Fareham Town currently scheduled for Tuesday, August 6, and a trip to Baffins Milton Rovers coming after that on Tuesday, August 20.

Two Saturday away days in August are likely to be popular with the travelling support as they feature trips to two Dorset seaside towns during the summer holiday season – Portchester will be at Bournemouth on Saturday, August 10, and at Portland United on Saturday, August 31.

The Christmas period brings two more PO Postcode derby encounters – at home to Baffins Milton Rovers on Saturday, December 21, and a trip to US Portsmouth on Saturday, December 28.

The first league game of 2025 will be a trip to Hamble Club on Saturday, January 4, and the league season finale falls on the Easter weekend with an eggs-cellent looking fixture to finish the campaign off with. The Royals will be travelling to Fareham Town on Easter Saturday, April 19.

The full league fixture list as it stands is listed below – these fixtures are subject to further changes.

TUES, JULY 30: US Portsmouth (h)

SAT, AUG 3: FA Cup – Extra Preliminary Round
TUES, AUG 6: Fareham Town (h)
SAT, AUG 10: Bournemouth (a)
TUES, AUG 13: Cowes Sports (h)
SAT, AUG 17: Christchurch (h) or FA Cup Preliminary Round
TUES, AUG 20: Baffins Milton Rovers (a)
SAT, AUG 24: FA Vase – First Qualifying Round
SAT, AUG 31: Portland United (a) or FA Cup First Qualifying Round

SAT, SEPT 7: Millbrook (h)
SAT, SEPT 14: Downton (a)
TUES, SEPT 17: Hamble Club (h)
SAT, SEPT 21: Andover New Street (h) or FA Vase Second Qualifying Round
SAT, SEPT 28: Sherborne Town (a)

SAT, OCT 5: AFC Stoneham (h)
SAT, OCT 12: Hamworthy Recreation (a)
SAT OCT 19: Hythe and Dibden (h) or FA Vase First Round
SAT, OCT 26: Blackfield and Langley (a)

SAT, NOV 2: Bournemouth (h)
SAT, NOV 9: Laverstock and Ford (a) or FA Vase Second Round
SAT, NOV 16: Brockenhurst (a)
SAT NOV 23: Cowes Sports (a)
SAT NOV 30: Wincanton Town (h)

SAT, DEC 7: Millbrook (a)
SAT, DEC 14: Hamworthy Recreation (h)
SAT, DEC 21: Baffins Milton Rovers (h)
SAT, DEC 28: US Portsmouth (a)

SAT, JAN 4: Hamble Club (a)
SAT, JAN 11: Sherborne Town (h)
SAT, JAN 18: Andover New Street (a)
SAT, JAN 25: Brockenhurst (h)

SAT, FEB 1: Hythe and Dibden (a)
SAT, FEB 8: Downton (h)
SAT, FEB 15: Christchurch (a)
SAT, FEB 22: Wincanton Town (a)

SAT, MAR 1: Blackfield and Langley (h)
SAT, MAR 8: AFC Stoneham (a)

SAT, APR 5: Laverstock and Ford (h)
SAT APR 12: Portland United (h)
SAT, APR 19: Fareham Town (a)

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