Retford FC make the short trip to Rossington Main on Saturday afternoon as they begin life in the Northern Counties East League after a successful campaign last season that saw them win the Central Midlands League North Division Title.
Manager Chris Woodhead has had plenty of opportunity to assess his squad during pre-season with the latest game against Lincoln United ending in a 2-2 draw, something that he was pleased about, "The draw against EvoStik side Lincoln United, we played some good stuff and I was pleased with the performance. Hopefully we can take that into Saturday."
Rossington will be a tough test for the first game. Veterans of the NCEL being in the league for 28 years, and celebrating their centenary year this year, they certainly have the knowledge and experience of the league, with experienced Keeper, former Doncaster Rovers and Gainsborough Trinity Keeper Jan Budjz in their ranks, new manager, Ben Hunter will be taking charge of his first competitive game for the club after a good pre-season that saw 1250 in the ground against Doncaster Rovers first team, and the last game, a 4-3 win against Evo-Stik side Frickley Athletic, despite their hosts staging a late comeback from 3-1 down.
It's a clean slate, a new season and new territory for the Choughs so all eyes will be on the result at 4.45pm tomorrow as football makes a welcome return for another year!
Rossington Main v Retford FC
Saturday 3rd August 2019
Kick Off: 3.00pm
Welfare Ground, Oxford Street, Rossington, Doncaster, DN11 0TE