United in Celtic date

UNITED’S youngsters will begin their Football Conference Youth Alliance campaign with a taxing trip to champions Stalybridge Celtic on the opening day of the season.

The Pilgrims’ under 18s will travel to Cheshire on September 14 to face the reigning North Division champions.

United’s first home clash will be one week later against Fleetwood Town.

The Pilgrims will be in FA Youth Cup action on September 7 against Lincoln United at the Jakemans Stadium.

Further midweek slots are blank from league fixtures — and available for FA Youth Cup action — on September 21, October 5 and October 19 if necessary.