ADY Pennock will be hoping to build some momentum as Forest Green kick-start their seventeenth Conference season with a long trip to Southport on Saturday, August 9.

The Green Devils then welcome reprieved Chester City for their first home game of the season on Tuesday, August 12.

Pennock, who will begin his first full season in charge will welcome big guns Bristol Rovers  for a Bank Holiday Monday derby clash on Monday, August 25, 3pm.

Rovers have a tough Christmas fixture list, with a home game against Kidderminster Harriers on Boxing Day Day followed by trips to Wrexham on December 28 and  Kidderminster on New Year's Day.

They end their campaign with games against Macclesfield (h), Gatsehead (a), and Dover (h).

Pennock said: "It's a tough start to the season away to Southport, but of course it's a very tough league.

"Southport now have Martin Foyle in charge, so it will be good to catch up with him again."

"And then we have Bristol Rovers on August Bank Holiday Monday - that's a cracking one, I'm pleased. They're a massive club and it's a very good local derby for us and something to look forward to.

"Whatever part of the season you look - whether its the start, the middle or the end, there will be tough games and I truly believe anyone can beat anyone else in this league."




Sat 9 – Southport (a) 3pm

Tue 12 – Chester (h) 7.45pm

Sat 16 – Alfreton Town (h) 3pm

Sat 23 – Aldershot Town (a) 3pm

Mon 25 – Bristol Rovers (h) 3pm

Sat 30 – Welling United (a) 3pm


Sat 6 – Wrexham (h) 3pm

Tue 9 – Nuneaton Town (a) 7.45pm

Sat 13 – FC Halifax Town (h) 3pm

Tues 16 – Eastleigh (a) 7.45pm

Sat 20 – Dartford (a) 3pm

Sat 27 – Barnet (h) 3pm

Tue 30 – Torquay United (h) 7.45pm


Sat 4 – Macclesfield Town (a) 3pm

Tue 7 AFC Telford United (a) 7.45pm

Sat 11 – Gateshead (h) 3pm

Sat 18 – Bristol Rovers (a) 3pm


Sat 1 – Lincoln City (h) 3pm

Tue 11 – Eastleigh (h) 7.45pm

Sat 15 – Torquay United (a) 3pm

Sat 22 – Dover Athletic (a) 3pm

Sat 29 – Dartford (h) 3pm.


Tue 2 – FC Halifax Town (a) 7.45pm

Sat 6 – Altrincham (h) 3pm

Tue 9 – Woking (h) 7.45pm

Sat 20 – Grimsby Town (a) 3pm

Fri 26 – Kidderminster Harriers (h) 3pm

Sun 28 – Wrexham (a) 3pm


Thu 1 – Kidderminster Harriers (a) 3pm

Sun 4 – Welling United (h) 3pm

Sat 17 – Braintree Town (a) 3pm

Sat 24 – Alfreton Town (a) 3pm

Sat 31 – Nuneaton Town (h) 3pm


Sat 7 – Grimsby Town (h) 3pm

Sat 14 – Altrincham (a) 3pm

Sat 21 – AFC Telford United (h) 3pm

Sat 28 – Southport (h) 3pm


Sat 7 – Barnet (a) 3pm

Sat 14 – Braintree Town (h) 3pm

Sat 21 – Woking (a) 3pm

Sat 28 – Lincoln City (a) 3pm


Sat 4 – Aldershot Town (h) 3pm

Mon 6 – Chester (a) 3pm

Sat 11 – Macclesfield Town (h) 3pm

Sat 18 – Gateshead (a) 3pm

Sat 25 – Dover Athletic (h) 3pm