The BetVictor Isthmian South East Division fixtures were revealed on Thursday evening and the Hawks will start the 2019/2020 season at Home against VCD Athletic on Saturday 17th August. Our first Away day of the season will be on the following Tuesday August 20th, against Sevenoaks Town.
We will start our Emirates FA Cup campaign on Saturday 24th August in the Preliminary Round, but return to league action on Bank Holiday Monday (26th August) as we host Haywards Heath Town in the first of many Sussex derbies. We close August on Saturday 31st with a trip to Kent to face Hythe Town.
September begins with a weekend allocated for the Emirates FA Cup 1st Qualifying Round (September 7th) before hosting Herne Bay (Saturday 14th September), travelling to Hastings United (Tuesday 17th September) and facing Phoenix Sports at Home (Saturday 21st September). Our Buildbase FA Trophy campaign will start on Saturday 28th September in the Extra Preliminary Round
October begins with a long trip to the North Kent coast to take on Faversham Town on Saturday 5th October. October 12th, which this year is designated as Non League Day, currently does not have a fixture as the Buildbase FA Trophy Preliminary Round takes place that weekend. The Hawks return to The TerraPura Ground on Saturday 19th October as we host Whytleafe before rounding off the month Away at East Grinstead Town on Saturday 26th October.
November contains 5 Saturdays and we’re booked to play on all of them, as we face Burgess Hill Town (Home – 2nd November), Three Bridges (Away – 9th November), Whitstable Town (Home – 16th November), Ashford United (Away – 23rd November) and Cray Valley PM (Home – 30th November).
Similar to last season, the Hawks will have no festive fixture on Boxing Day, only featuring on Saturdays in December starting with Ramsgate at Home on 7th December, followed by Sittingbourne Away on 14th December. We’ll finish 2019 with two Sussex derbies, first hosting Chichester City on 21st December before ending the month and the year Away at Haywards Heath Town on 28th December.
January will begin not on New Years Day, but on Saturday 4th at Home against Hythe Town. An eagerly anticipated trip to Guernsey will take place on Sunday 12th January before a slightly shorter trip up the A23 six days later against Whytleafe on Saturday 18th. The month will end with the Hawks facing Faversham Town at Home on Saturday 25th.
February contains 4 Saturday fixtures and 1 Tuesday game as we start the month Away on Saturday 1st February at Phoenix Sports. A midweek Sussex derby follows on Tuesday 4th at Home against Hastings United, five days later we’ll welcome Sittingbourne to The TerraPura Ground on Saturday 8th February. We then make our longest trip of the season to Ramsgate on Saturday 15th Febuary before returning Home to take on East Grinstead Town on Saturday 22nd. A rarity occurs a week later as owing to the year 2020 being a leap year, a rare February 29th fixture will occur with the Hawks travelling to Burgess Hill Town for a Sussex derby.
March begins with yet another Sussex derby on Saturday 7th March at Home against Three Bridges before a long trip to Whitstable town on March 14th. We’ll make the long trip again the following March 21st as we travel to Herne Bay. We end March by welcoming Guernsey to The TerraPura Ground on Saturday March 28th.
The regular season will end in April and we’ll begin the month travelling to the side we start the season against, VCD Athletic, on Saturday 4th April, before facing Sevenoaks Town Away on Saturday 11th. Our final Sussex derby will be on Easter Monday, April 13th, as we travel West to take on Chichester City. Our final Home fixture will take place on Saturday 18th against Ashford United, before ending the regular season at Cray Valley PM on April 25th.
Fans are reminded to note that all fixtures are subject to alteration, as are kick-off times.