2015-16 Fixtures: Shots Host The Heed On Opening Day

Aldershot Town will host Gateshead on the opening day of the 2015-16 Vanarama National League season, on Saturday 8 August.

The Heed – managed by former Aldershot FC defender Malcolm Crosby – finished 10th in the Vanarama Conference last season. The Shots lost last season’s corresponding fixture 2-1, in November 2014, having earned a 1-1 draw at the International Stadium in September. Crosby, who made over 300 appearances for Aldershot FC between 1971 and 1981, was appointed Gateshead manager in June.

The Shots face a Christmas and New Year derby double-header against local rivals Woking, with the home match scheduled for Boxing Day, Saturday 26 December, before the return fixture at Kingfield on Saturday 2 January. In between, The Shots make the short trip to Eastleigh on Monday 28 December.

The Shots host The Spitfires on Saturday 29 August, two days before a Bank Holiday Monday trip to Braintree Town. Easter 2016 also brings two matches, on Saturday 26 March at Forest Green Rovers and, on Easter Monday, again versus Braintree Town, before the season closes with a fixture at newly-promoted Bromley.

After their relegation from League Two, The Shots renew acquaintances with Cheltenham Town in just the second game of the season, at the Abbey Business Stadium on Tuesday 11 August.

We will announce any changes to this list as soon as possible.

The full list of League fixtures are as follows:

Sat 8 Aug: Gateshead (H)

Tue 11 Aug: Cheltenham Town (A)

Sat 15 Aug: Wrexham (A)

Tue 18 Aug: Dover Athletic (H)

Sat 22 Aug: Guiseley (A)

Sat 29 Aug: Eastleigh (H)

Mon 31 Aug: Braintree Town (A)

Sat 5 Sep: FC Halifax Town (H)

Sat 12 Sep: Grimsby Town (A)

Tue 15 Sep: Welling United (H)

Sat 19 Sep: Barrow (A)

Tue 22 Sep: Tranmere Rovers (A)

Sat 26 Sep: Macclesfield Town (H)

Sat 3 Oct: Torquay United (A)

Tue 6 Oct: Forest Green Rovers (H)

Sat 10 Oct: Altrincham (H)

Tue 13 Oct: Boreham Wood (A)

Sat 17 Oct: Bromley (H)

Sat 24 Oct: The Emirates FA Cup 4th Qualifying Round

Sat 31 Oct: Southport (A)

Sat 7 Nov: The Emirates FA Cup 1st Round Proper

Tue 10 Nov: Lincoln City (H)

Sat 14 Nov: Kidderminster Harriers (A)

Sat 21 Nov: Wrexham (H)

Sat 28 Nov: Cheltenham Town (H)

Sat 5 Dec: Dover Athletic (A)

Sat 12 Dec: FA Trophy 1st Round

Sat 19 Dec: Guiseley (H)

Sat 26 Dec: Woking (H)

Mon 28 Dec: Eastleigh (A)

Sat 2 Jan: Woking (A)

Sat 9 Jan: Chester (H)

Sat 16 Jan: FA Trophy 2nd Round

Sat 23 Jan: Macclesfield Town (A)

Sat 30 Jan: Kidderminster Harriers (H)

Sat 6 Feb: Chester (A)

Sat 13 Feb: Tranmere Rovers (H)

Sat 20 Feb: Gateshead (A)

Sat 27 Feb: Welling United (A)

Tue 1 Mar: Grimsby Town (H)

Sat 5 Mar: Lincoln City (A)

Sat 12 Mar: Torquay United (H)

Sat 19 Mar: Altrincham (A)

Sat 26 Mar: Forest Green Rovers (A)

Mon 28 Mar: Braintree Town (H)

Sat 2 Apr: Barrow (H)

Sat 9 Apr: FC Halifax Town (A)

Sat 16 Apr: Boreham Wood (H)

Sat 23 Apr: Southport (H)

Sat 30 Apr: Bromley (A)

Download a printable copy: ATFC 2015-16 fixtures.