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A look ahead to Christmas at Steps 1 and 2!

Boxing Day will once again bring about a number of mouth watering fixtures within Steps 1 and 2. 

In the National League, Kent rivals Dover Athletic and Bromley are set to do battle against each other, while Eastleigh and Aldershot will face off in a Hampshire derby.

In the North, the standout fixture sees Gateshead, who were demoted from Non-League’s top tier at this summer’s AGM, come up against local rivals Blyth Spartans.

It will be fascinating to see how Blyth, who are now under the management of former Huddersfield boss Lee Clark, fare this year after making a flurry of new signings in recent weeks.

Elsewhere in the National League North, Steve Watson’s resurgent York City side will face a tricky trip to potential promotion rivals Bradford PA.

Watson’s recruitment has caught the eye this summer with the addition of players such as Andy Bond and experienced defender Steve McNulty and the Minstermen could well be a side to watch this year.

Finally, in the South, there are a plethora of local derbies to look forward to. Chippenham Town will be making the short trip to Bath City, Kent rivals Tonbridge Angels and Maidstone United and Welling United and Dartford will face each other, while there will be an all Essex affair as Billericay Town make the trip to Concord Rangers.

If this wasn’t exciting enough, the fixtures mentioned above are then reversed on New Year’s Day!

However, in between there is another enticing set of fixtures to look forward to.

On the 28th of December, there could be a potential promotion six-pointer at Damson Park as TIm Flowers’ Solihull Moors play host to recently relegated Notts County.

Meanwhile, in Step 2, Gateshead have yet another local derby to look forward to as make the intimidating journey to Spennymoor’s Brewery Field and in the South, Welling will again look forward to a Kent derby as they travel to Lee Bradbury’s new look Eastbourne Borough side.

26/12/2019
National League
Barnet  v Boreham Wood
Barrow v AFC Fylde
Chesterfield v Solihull Moors
Dagenham & Redbridge v Ebbsfleet United
Dover Athletic v Bromley
Eastleigh v Aldershot Town
Harrogate Town v Hartlepool United
Notts County v Maidenhead United
Stockport County v FC Halifax Town
Woking v Sutton United
Wrexham v Chorley
Yeovil Town v Torquay United

National League North 
AFC Telford United v Alfreton Town
Bradford Park Avenue v York City
Curzon Ashton v Altrincham
Darlington v Spennymoor Town
Gateshead v Blyth Spartans
Guiseley v Farsley Celtic
Kettering Town v Brackley Town
Kidderminster Harriers v Hereford
King’s Lynn Town v Boston United
Leamington v Gloucester City
Southport v Cheste

National League South 
Bath City v Chippenham Town
Chelmsford City v Braintree Town
Concord Rangers v Billericay Town
Dorking Wanderers v Eastbourne Borough
Dulwich Hamlet v Hampton & Richmond Borough
Havant & Waterlooville v Weymouth
Oxford City v Hungerford Town
Slough Town v Wealdstone
St. Albans City v Hemel Hempstead Town
Tonbridge Angels v Maidstone United
Welling United v Dartford

28/12/2019
National League 
AFC Fylde v Stockport County
Aldershot Town v Barnet
Boreham Wood v Eastleigh
Bromley v Dagenham & Redbridge
Chorley v Harrogate Town
Ebbsfleet United v Dover Athletic
FC Halifax Town v Chesterfield
Hartlepool United v Barrow
Maidenhead United v Wrexham
Solihull Moors v Notts County
Sutton United v Yeovil Town
Torquay United v Woking

National League North 
Alfreton Town v King’s Lynn Town
Altrincham v Southport
Blyth Spartans v Darlington
Boston United v Kettering Town
Brackley Town v Kidderminster Harriers
Chester v Curzon Ashton
Farsley Celtic v Bradford Park Avenue
Gloucester City v AFC Telford United
Hereford v Leamington
Spennymoor Town v Gateshead
York City v Guiseley

National League South 
Billericay Town v Chelmsford City
Braintree Town v Concord Rangers
Chippenham Town v Dorking Wanderers
Dartford v Tonbridge Angels
Eastbourne Borough v Welling United
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Bath City
Hemel Hempstead Town v Slough Town
Hungerford Town v Havant & Waterlooville
Maidstone United v Dulwich Hamlet
Wealdstone v St. Albans City
Weymouth v Oxford City

01/01/2020
National League 
AFC Fylde v Barrow
Aldershot Town v Eastleigh
Boreham Wood v Barnet
Bromley v Dover Athletic
Chorley v Wrexham
Ebbsfleet United v Dagenham & Redbridge
FC Halifax Town v Stockport County
Hartlepool United v Harrogate Town
Maidenhead United v Notts County
Solihull Moors v Chesterfield
Sutton United v Woking
Torquay United v Yeovil Town

National League North 
Alfreton Town v AFC Telford United
Altrincham v Curzon Ashton
Blyth Spartans v Gateshead
Boston United v King’s Lynn Town
Brackley Town v Kettering Town
Chester v Southport
Farsley Celtic v Guiseley
Gloucester City v Leamington
Hereford v Kidderminster Harriers
Spennymoor Town v Darlington
York City v Bradford Park Avenue

National League South 
Billericay Town v Concord Rangers
Braintree Town v Chelmsford City
Chippenham Town v Bath City
Dartford v Welling United
Eastbourne Borough v Dorking Wanderers
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Dulwich Hamlet
Hemel Hempstead Town v St. Albans City
Hungerford Town v Oxford City
Maidstone United v Tonbridge Angels
Wealdstone v Slough Town
Weymouth v Havant & Waterlooville

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