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.
Fixtures: September – 7 Plymouth Albion (A), 14 Cambridge (H), 21 Birmingham Moseley (A), 28 Darlington Mowden Park (H); October – 5 Chinnor (A), 12 Richmond (H), 19 Hull Ionians (A), 26 Rams (H); November – 2 Blackheath (A), 9 Cinderford (A), 16 Rotherham (H), 23 Old Elthamians (A), 30 Canterbury (H); December – 7 Rosslyn Park (A), 14 Sale (H), 21 Cambridge (A); January – 4 Birmingham Moseley (H), 11 Darlington Mowden Park (A), 18 Chinnor (H), 25 Richmond (A); February – 1 Hull Ionians (H), 8 Rams (A), 15 Blackheath (H), 29 Cinderford (H); March – 7 Rotherham (A), 21 Old Elthamians (H), 28 Canterbury (A); April – 4 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.