Ryman League news
All is not lost - insists Ryman League chairman
The Ryman Football League season gets underway on Saturday, with Bromley making the short trip to play Croydon in a Division One South fixture.
With re-structuring hitting the non-league game at the end of this season, Ryman League Chairman Alan Turvey has issued a statement to all member clubs, writes Stephen McCartney.
Turvey said: "On behalf of both myself and the Directors I would like to take this opportunity of wishing all clubs a successful season in all competitions entered.
"Be assured that the Directors are aware of the concerns of clubs so far as the future is concerned and the problems that this may cause in so many areas not the least of which is finance and the effect that the proposed re-structuring
"As a League we have had more meetings as a group than any other to discuss what the Football Association are trying to force upon us.
"Our member clubs have overwhelmingly given their views and the Directors are following the course of action and the best possible advice is being taken and those views will me made known when fully available.
"In the interim clubs must make their own judgement on the various documents that have been circulated (they seem to change by the day) but are urged not to believe that all is lost - because it isn't!"
Meanwhile, following the decision by Ryman Second Division Two side Tring Town to withdraw from the competition, the Board of the Ryman League has decided to make changes to the league fixtures for clubs in Division Two.
Subject to FA approval, the remaining 15 clubs will now play each other three times rather than twice and the Associate Members Trophy will not be run this season.
The League fixtures already published will remain with the dates for the additional fixtures announced as soon as possible.
Ryman League Fixtures - Saturday 16 August
Aylesbury United vs Billericay Town
Bognor Regis Town vs Braintree Town
Canvey Island vs Basingstoke Town
Carshalton Athletic vs St Albans City
Ford United vs Bishop's Stortford
Grays Athletic vs Bedford Town
Hayes vs Sutton United
Hendon vs Hornchurch
Heybridge Swifts vs Maidenhead United
Hitchin Town vs Harrow Borough
Kettering Town vs Northwood
Kingstonian vs Thurrock
Division One North
Barking & East Ham United vs Enfield
Berkhamsted Town vs Great Wakering Rovers
Boreham Wood vs Hemel Hempstead Town
Cheshunt vs Tilbury
Dunstable Town vs Wingate & Finchley
East Thurrock United vs Thame United
Harlow Town vs Waltham Forest
Leyton vs Aveley
Oxford City vs Arlesey Town
Uxbridge vs Chesham United
Wealdstone vs Yeading
Wivenhoe Town vs Barton Rovers
Division One South
Ashford Town (Middlesex) vs Hampton & Richmond Borough
Croydon vs Bromley
Dulwich Hamlet vs Egham Town
Epsom & Ewell vs Slough Town
Leatherhead vs Corinthian-Casuals
Lewes vs Staines Town
Marlow vs Tooting & Mitcham United
Metropolitan Police vs Bracknell Town
Molesey vs Banstead Athletic
Walton & Hersham vs Horsham
Whyteleafe vs Croydon Athletic
Windsor & Eton vs Worthing
Camberley Town vs Dorking
Chalfont St Peter vs Kingsbury Town
Chertsey Town vs Edgware Town
Ware vs Clapton
Wembley vs Flackwell Heath
Witham Town vs Leighton Town
Wokingham Town vs Hertford Town