Pre-season programme is taking shape for EP

East Preston celebrate a goal last season.
East Preston celebrate a goal last season.

East Preston Football Club’s pre-season friendly programme has been unveiled.

The newly-promoted Southern Combination League Premier Division outfit will play seven matches before the start of the 2017/18 campaign.

Bob Paine’s side kick things off with a trip to Westfield on July 8, before the following six friendlies are all due to take place at The Lashmar.

Wessex League teams Fareham Town and Horndean travel to West Sussex, while both Shoreham and Wick will visit for pre-season games.

Matches against Southall and AFC Varndeanians complete the programme.

East Preston boss Paine is pleased the fixtures have been arranged so early, ahead of a new challenge in the SCFL Premier Division next term.

He said: “It is always good to get pre-season games sorted early. Terry Doyle (East Preston chairman) organised them after discussions with me and I’m pleased with what we’ve got.

“I’ve met with most of the team from last season and they are all looking forward to the challenge in store.”

East Preston will be running an under-18 team next season.

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