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Hastings United and Walton Casuals will meet on the opening day of the 2014/15 season. Picture by Terry S. Blackman
Hastings United and Walton Casuals will meet on the opening day of the 2014/15 season. Picture by Terry S. Blackman
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Hastings United will begin their 2014/15 season with a trip to Walton Casuals.

The Ryman Football League revealed its fixtures this morning (Thursday) and the U’s will kick-off their Division One South campaign at Walton on Saturday August 9.

United’s first home game will be against Whitstable Town two days later and they will be back at The Pilot Field the following Saturday against Chipstead.

It promises to be a hectic start to the season with six league matches scheduled for August and a further nine lined-up for September, which should mean less of a backlog at the end of the campaign.

United have a home game against Ramsgate on Boxing Day and a trip to Hythe Town on New Year’s Day. The Easter Monday fixture is away to Ramsgate.

In other standout matches, United will face Guernsey on October 11 (home) and February 28 (away), and Folkestone Invicta - the team which narrowly beat them in the play-off semi-finals last season - on September 29 (home) and February 14 (away).

Hastings United’s 2014/15 league fixtures: Aug 9 Walton Casuals (a), Aug 11 Whitstable Town (h), Aug 16 Chipstead (h), Aug 19 Redhill (a), Aug 23 Burgess Hill Town (a), Aug 25 Hythe Town (h), Sep 2 East Grinstead Town (a), Sep 6 Worthing (h), Sep 8 Merstham (h), Sep 13 Corinthian-Casuals (a), Sep 16 Sittingbourne (a), Sep 20 Carshalton Athletic (h), Sep 22 Tooting & Mitcham United (h), Sep 27 Horsham (a), Sep 29 Folkestone Invicta (h), Oct 4 Three Bridges (a), Oct 11 Guernsey (h), Oct 25 Whyteleafe (a), Nov 1 South Park (h), Nov 8 Faversham Town (a), Nov 15 Walton & Hersham (h), Nov 22 Walton Casuals (h), Nov 29 Whitstable Town (a), Dec 6 Redhill (h), Dec 13 Chipstead (a), Dec 20 Herne Bay (a), Dec 26 Ramsgate (h), Jan 1 Hythe Town (a), Jan 3 Burgess Hill Town (h), Jan 10 East Grinstead Town (h), Jan 17 Worthing (a), Jan 24 Corinthian-Casuals (h), Jan 31 Merstham (a), Feb 7 Three Bridges (h), Feb 14 Folkestone Invicta (a), Feb 21 Whyteleafe (h), Feb 28 Guernsey (a), Mar 7 Sittingbourne (h), Mar 14 Carshalton Athletic (a), Mar 21 Horsham (h), Mar 28 Tooting & Mitcham United (a), Apr 4 Herne Bay (h), Apr 6 Ramsgate (a), Apr 11 South Park (a), Apr 18 Faversham Town (h), Apr 25 Walton & Hersham (a).