Poachers set for Kempston

Nathan Collins.
Nathan Collins.

Boston Town will begin their United Counties League Premier Division campaign with two away fixtures.

The league have announced the first two matches of the upcoming season.

And that means Nathan Collins (pictured) will now be preparing his squad for the curtain raiser on Saturday, August 9 away at AFC Kempston Rovers.

That will swiftly be followed by a match at Peterborough Northern Star on Wednesday August 13.

Five of the six warm-up games for the 2014-15 campaign will be at the DWB Stadium, with the pick of them against Grimsby Town on Wednesday, July 23.

The warm-up matches will be: July 12 v P&P Plumbing (H) 3pm; July 19 v Lincoln United (H) 3pm; July 23 v Grimsby Town (H) 7pm; July 26 v Wyberton (H) 3pm; July 28 v Skegness United (H) 7pm; August 2 v Barton Town (A) 3pm.

The full line up of teams competing in next season’s UCL Premier has also been finalised.

Leicestershire-based Thurnby Nirvana will join the league after winning the East Midlands Counties League.

The full make-up of teams in the UCL Premier Division will be: AFC Kempston, AFC Rushden & Diamonds, Boston Town, Cogenhoe, Deeping, Desborough, Eynesbury, Harborough, Harrowby, Holbeach United, Huntingdon, Long Buckby, Newport Pagnell, Sileby, Oadby, Peterborough Northern Star, Sleaford, Thurnby, Wellingborough, Wisbech, Yaxley.

Spalding United have been promoted to the Northern Premier League Division One South and three teams have been promoted from Division One - Oadby, Eynesbury and Harrowby.

With Stewarts & Lloyds Corby being relegated but Long Buckby repireved, this brings the league back up to 21 clubs from last season’s 19.