Tividale will kick off the 2020-21 season on Tuesday 1st September with an FA Cup Extra Preliminary Round tie. Opponents will not be known until the draw is made on Tuesday 18th August
The Midland Football League have also provisionally released the early season fixtures and our first league match of the new league campaign will be at home to Long Eaton United on Saturday 5th September
With the league running one team short (19) this season with the resignation of South Normanton FC from the league, a team will miss out in every round of fixtures.
We then travel to Worcester City and their new home at Claines Lane, Worcester on Wednesday 9th September and with the next round of the FA Cup on the 12th September, we then welcome Stourport Swifts on Tuesday 15th September
These fixtures are, however, subject to a meeting between the FA and Step 5 & 6 league secretaries on Monday 16th August and supporters being allowed back into grounds by the 1st September.
In an email to clubs, the League said: “These fixtures are released with the assumption that the FA will shortly announce that crowds will be allowed at Steps five and six matches.
“If we are informed between now and 5th September that this is not the case, then we will make further announcements regarding these matches.”
The League also plan to release fixtures from 19th September onwards, once leagues at higher levels have confirmed theirs.
“Given that the Northern Premier League and Southern League do not plan to start their season until 19th September, this means that their fixtures for the season will not be released until the end of the month. As we are planning to start on 5th September these timescales would impact our ability to release a full season’s fixtures in timely fashion.
“Therefore, we have made the decision to release the initial two weeks’ fixtures early so that clubs have the maximum time to make preparations. The balance of the fixtures will be released shortly after the Steps 3 & 4 Leagues have released theirs.”