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Trio of away days announced in pre-season for Bishops

Trio of away days announced in pre-season for Bishops

Ian Chandler will take his Two Blues on at least three away days in the upcoming pre-season.

Ahead of the 2019-20 campaign, and having already announced a home friendly, Bishop Auckland will travel to Darlington RA (July 2), Tow Law Town (July 16) and Crook Town (July 23), all on a Tuesday night.

So, who are the opponents?

Darlington RA (Tues. July 2, KO 7:30pm)

A former Northern League side, RA play in the Wearside League.

Their home is Brinkburn Road, Darlington and they ended the season just finished fifth-bottom having been relegated from the Northern League at the end of the previous season.

Tow Law Town (Tues. July 16, KO 7:45PM)

Currently plying in their trade in the Northern League Second Division, Tow Law are mainstays of the league throughout its history.

Their home is at Ironworks Road, Tow Law, and they ended the last campaign sixth bottom in the Second Division, one of five County Durham sides finishing in the bottom six.

They have won the Northern League three times and were runners-up as recent as 2002.

Crook Town (Tues. July 23, KO 7:30PM)

The Black & Ambers currently ply their trade in the Northern League Second Division and earned a top ten finish in the season just gone, ninth place officially (joint seventh with Redcar and Willington with GD coming into play).

Their home is the The Sir Tom Cowie Millfield Ground, Crook, and have an esteemed history as much as the Two Blues.

Five times winners of the FA Amateur Cup, lifting the trophy in 1901, 1954, 1959, 1962 and 1964, they have also won five League titles and four County Cups. Their last honour was the 2013 Second Division Championship.

Most will remember the 1954 final between Bishops and Crook that went to two replays .

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