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Walsham face new teams

PUBLISHED: 11:44 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 08:59 13 July 2010

SOME 18 years after they were promoted to the National League, North Walsham RFC are, following the publication of next season's fixture list, planning their return to London League Division One.

SOME 18 years after they were promoted to the National League, North Walsham RFC are, following the publication of next season's fixture list, planning their return to London League Division One.

With the long list of overnight trips to Cornwall and Gloucestershire behind them, the new campaign will present new challenges coupled with visits to clubs and grounds that will hold memories for some of the older, now retired members.

Having dropped down a league the Vikings will be in a division containing 12 clubs as opposed to the 14 in National Three South plus cup fixtures.

Some of the opposition - Jersey, Portsmouth, Barnes and Tring - will be completely new to them.

The new season will start with a trip to Bishop's Stortford on September 13 and the following week the Scottow gates will be opened for the visit of Hertford. On September 27 the team and supporters will be taking to the air for a trip to newly-promoted Jersey.

Fixtures: September 13 away to Bishop's Stortford, September 20 home to Hertford September 27 away to Jersey. October 4 home to Sutton and Epsom, October 11 away to Tring, October 25 away to Barnes. November 1 home to Shelford, November 8 away to Old Albanians, November 15 home to Luton, November 29 away to Haywards Heath. December 6 home to Portsmouth, December 20 away to Luton. January 10 home to Old Albanians, January 24 away to Shelford, January 31 home to Barnes. February 14 home to Tring, February 21 away to Sutton and Epsom. March 7 at home to Jersey, March 14 away to Hertford, March 28 at home to Bishop's Stortford. April 4 away to Portsmouth, April 19 at home to Haywards Heath.

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