EP announce pre-season programme

East Preston's new boss Paul Ettridge
East Preston's new boss Paul Ettridge

EAST PRESTON Football Club have announced their pre-season friendly programme.

EP will host four Wessex League Premier Division sides, before they kick off their Southern Combination League campaign on August 8.

After reporting back for pre-season training on June, 25, EP face Fareham Town in their opening friendly on July 18.

That will be Paul Ettridge’s first game in charge, after he was confirmed as East Preston’s new head coach last week.

Horndean are East Preston’s next opponents just two days later.

Then, AFC Portchester, who are managed by former England international, Graham Rix, will face EP on July 25.

Alresford Town are then the opponents at The Lashmar on August 1.

Speaking about the friendlies, Ettridge said: “These games will be a good test for our new squad as they are against teams in Step 5 like ourselves.

“We wanted to organise useful competitive games for the team, which should also be interesting for local fans to watch.”

New players are welcome at the club and anyone interested should contact Paul Ettridge.

Training begins on June 25, starting at 7pm, at Lashmar Road.

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