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Football Conference fixtures released today

Luton Town's manager Paul Buckle Photo: Tony Marshall/EMPICS Sport

Beaten Conference side Luton Town will start the new season at home to Gateshead on Saturday August 11 as the BlueSquare Bet Premier Division fixtures are released today (July 2).

The Hatters missed out on a return to the Football League in May after losing to York City at Wembley. Their first away game will be at Kidderminster on August 14.

Braintree Town, who enjoyed a successful first season in English football's fifth tier, open the campaign at home to newly promoted Hyde FC, followed by their first away trip to Ebbsfleet United.

Meanwhile Cambridge United, looking to end an eight year stay outside the Football League, will start on the road at Forest Green Rovers before opening their home campaign against Lincoln City.

In the BlueSquare Bet South Division, Billericay Town's first game is at home to Truro City on August 18. Essex rivals Chelmsford City start the season at Havant & Waterlooville. Corby Town entertain Vauxhall Motors in their first game in the BlueSquare Bet North Division.

Kettering Town, relegated from the Conference in May, will resume life in the Southern League.

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