As the fixture computer churned out our Isthmian League 2022/23 fixtures, let’s run you through what to look out for in the season ahead.
Following last year’s 7th place finish, the Hillians are hopeful of building on the strong showing shown in the latter stages of 2021/22.
Well, the fixtures are out so let’s take a look at some key dates to scribble in your calendar ready for a season full of fun. We kick off our campaign at The More Than Tyres Stadium on August 13th against last season’s playoff finalists, Ashford United, who will have former Hillian Michael Uwezu leading the line – Josh Spinks, Harry Pollard and co be warned! Once the race has started, there’ll be no time to hang about as we’re on the road to fellow West Sussex greens, Chichester City (Tuesday 16th). From that point on, the season will be up and running, so it’ll be time for some F.A. Cup action against Stansfield or Wembley at home on the 20th. We round off the opening month with a trip to Chatham Town (27th) and a Bank Holiday Monday (29th) special against Wembley Specialists, Littlehampton Town. September begins with a 7 hour round trip, certainly not for the faint hearted, with an F.A. Trophy fixture at Felixstowe and Walton United (10th) before a Sussex double header at Whitehawk (17th) and Haywards Heath (20th). Boxing Day should be fun with a trip to the coastal Littlehampton, before a New Years Day +1 home fixture with Three Bridges.
Now, let’s take a look at when we face our fellow Sussex sides for some tasty derbies:
Haywards Heath – September 20th (h), February 14th (a)
Whitehawk – September 17th (a), March 4th (h)
Three Bridges – January 2nd (h), April 10th (a)
Littlehampton – August 29th (h), December 26th (a)
Lancing – November 12th (a), January 28th (h)
East Grinstead – October 1st (h), February 25th (a)
Chichester City – August 16th (a), January 14th (h)
Opening Day – Ashford United, August 13th (h)
First Away Day – Chichester City, August 16th (a)
Boxing Day – Littlehampton, December 26th (a)
New Years +1 – Three Bridges, January 2nd (h)
Final Day – Beckenham Town, April 22nd (h)
The complete fixture list is available in the “matches” section on our website. Let’s make it a season to remember, Hillians!
Article written by George Coleman Titterton.