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Bishop's Stortford to visit Plymouth Albion for 2019-20 National League 1 opener

Bishop’s Stortford will begin their 2019-20 National League 1 campaign with a trip to Plymouth Albion on Saturday, September 7.

Andy Long’s side, who pulled off a great escape last term to finish ninth having been bottom in January, entertain Cambridge in their first home match of the season at Silver Leys on September 14.

A trip to Birmingham Moseley and a visit from Darlington Mowden Park will complete the opening month.

Plymouth will also be Stortford’s opponents when the season comes to a conclusion on April 25.

Stortford taking on Plymouth last season. Picture: Vikki Lince
Stortford taking on Plymouth last season. Picture: Vikki Lince

Fixtures: September7 Plymouth Albion (A), 14 Cambridge (H), 21 Birmingham Moseley (A), 28 Darlington Mowden Park (H); October5 Chinnor (A), 12 Richmond (H), 19 Hull Ionians (A), 26 Rams (H); November2 Blackheath (A), 9 Cinderford (A), 16 Rotherham (H), 23 Old Elthamians (A), 30 Canterbury (H); December7 Rosslyn Park (A), 14 Sale (H), 21 Cambridge (A); January4 Birmingham Moseley (H), 11 Darlington Mowden Park (A), 18 Chinnor (H), 25 Richmond (A); February1 Hull Ionians (H), 8 Rams (A), 15 Blackheath (H), 29 Cinderford (H); March7 Rotherham (A), 21 Old Elthamians (H), 28 Canterbury (A); April4 Rosslyn Park (H), 18 Sale (A), 25 Plymouth Albion (H).

Meanwhile, Nick Hankin scored two tries and Ben Creasey and Sam Cappaert kicked a conversion apiece as Hertfordshire ended their Bill Beaumont County Championship campaign with a 40-26 home defeat to Gloucestershire.

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