WARRINGTON Town will open up the new football season with a home game against Farsley Celtic on Saturday August 18.
The Yellows enjoyed an exciting campaign last term, including a memorable run in the FA Trophy, eventually finishing third in the league and bowing out in the play-offs against Grantham Town.
The challenge of promotion is an even bigger one this year, with a further promotion play-off required against a team from the same level at the central, southern or south eastern leagues, to secure elevation to National League North if they are able to win the play-offs in the Evo-Stik Premier League. The champions will still be automatically promoted as per previous seasons.
Newly promoted sides Hyde, Scarborough and South Shields are likely to put up stern tests, while Grantham and Farsley will be looking to go one step further having fell in the play-offs last season.
Warrington will once again travel to Witton Albion on Boxing Day, hosting the return fixture on Easter Monday.
Their first away game of the new season, like last year, is a Tuesday night trip to Lancaster City.
Manager Paul Carden has been quietly building his squad for the new campaign, adding the likes of seasoned campaigner Richard Brodie, talented playmaker Lewis Nightingale and defender Alex Honeyball.
Captain James McCarten leads the list of retained players, which also includes exciting young talent Dylan Vassallo.
The Yellows kick-off their pre-season friendlies this Saturday with a trip to North West Counties side Wythenshawe Town.
Warrington Town 2018/19 fixtures in full
Sat 18 – Farsley Celtic (H)
Tue 21 – Lancaster City (A)
Sat 25 – Stalybridge Celtic (H) Emirates FA Cup Prelim
Mon 27 – Bamber Bridge (A)
Tue 4 – Workington (H)
Sat 8 – Emirates FA Cup 1Q
Tue 11 – Hyde United (A)
Sat 15 – Marine (H)
Wed 19 – Integro Cup 1
Sat 22 – Emirates FA Cup 2Q
Tue 25 – Nantwich Town (A)
Sat 29 – South Shields (H)
Tue 2 – Mickleover Sports (H)
Sat 6 – Hednesford Town (A) Emirates FA Cup 3Q
Tue 9 – Whitby Town (A)
Sat 13 – Matlock Town (H) FA Trophy Prelim
Tue 16 – Stafford Rangers (H)
Sat 20 – Gainsborough Trinity (A) Emirates FA Cup 4Q
Sat 27 – FA Trophy 1Q
Wed 31 – Integro Cup 2
Sat 3 – Grantham Town (A)
Sat 10 – Emirates FA Cup 1/FA Trophy 2Q
Sat 17 – Basford United (H)
Sat 24 – Hyde United (H) FA Trophy 3Q
Sat 1 – Marine (A) Emirates FA Cup 2
Wed 5 – Integro Cup 3
Sat 8 – North Ferriby United (H)
Sat 15 – Workington (A) FA Trophy 1
Sat 22 – Buxton (H)
Wed 26 – Witton Albion (A)
Tue 1 – Bamber Bridge (H)
Sat 5 – Farsley Celtic (A) Emirates FA Cup 3
Sat 12 – Scarborough Athletic (A) FA Trophy 2
Sat 19 – Lancaster City (H)
Sat 26 – Grantham Town (H) Emirates FA Cup 4
Wed 30 – Integro Cup 4
Sat 2 – Basford United (A) FA Trophy 3
Sat 9 – Hednesford Town (H)
Sat 16 – South Shields (A) Emirates FA Cup 5
Sat 23 – Nantwich Town (H) FA Trophy 4
Sat 2 – Mickleover Sports (A)
Sat 16 – Whitby Town (H)
Sat 23 – Stafford Rangers (A)
Sat 30 – Gainsborough Trinity (H)
Sat 6 – Matlock Town (A)
Sat 13 – Scarborough Athletic (H)
Sat 20 – Stalybridge Celtic (A)
Mon 22 – Witton Albion (H)
Sat 27 – Buxton (A)