Poachers set to face two league newcomers

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The line-up for next season’s United Counties League Premier Division has been announced.

Boston Town will face two new opponents in the shape of newly-promoted Peterborough Sports and Northampton ON Chenecks, both arriving from the UCL Division One.

They will replace Northampton Spencer, who have folded, and champions AFC Kempston Rovers, who are promoted to the Southern League Division One Central, where they will be up against the likes of Hanwell Town, based in Ealing, and Petersfield in Hampshire.

Nathan Collins’ Poachers will have six Lincolnshire league derbies to look forward to.

Familiar foes Holbeach United, Sleaford Town and Deeping Rangers will also remain in the division, promising plenty of mouthwatering matches.

Huntingdon Town have been given a reprieve from relegation despite finishing 22 points adrift at the bottom of the table.

The full list of 22 clubs will be: Boston Town, Cogenhoe United, Deeping Rangers, Desborough Town, Eynesbury Rovers, Harborough Town, Harrowby United, Holbeach United, Huntingdon Town, Kirby Muxloe, Leicester Nirvana, Newport Pagnell Town, Northampton ON Chenecks, Northampton Sileby Rangers, Oadby Town, Peterborough Northern Star, Peterborough Sports, Rothwell Corinthians, Sleaford Town, Wellingborough Town, Wisbech Town, Yaxley.

The new constitution will be ratified at the UCL’s AGM this evening (Wednesday) at Lutterworth Athletic.

Meanwhile, Town have switched one of their pre-season warm-up games.

They had been scheduled to play Immingham Town at home on July 16.

But that fixture has now been changed to an away trip to Grimsby Borough which will be part of a fundraising and awareness day in aid of the Pink Rose Suite.

Grimsby Borough will wear their new pink third kit for the first time. The Pink Rose Suite is a breast unit at the Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital in Grimsby.