Kick-off in Hope Valley League as Dove Holes prepare for title defence

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DOVE HOLES Football Club begin the defence of their Hope Valley League Premier Division title on Wednesday (kick-off 6.30pm) when they host Brampton.

The game is one of five midweek fixtures, ahead of the first full round of matches this Saturday.

The league has welcomed three new teams over the summer - Chesterfield Town Reserves, Darley Dale Lions and Hope Sports – who will all be competing in the B Division.

There was also the departure of two clubs: Whaley Bridge Reserves, who have transferred to the Cheshire League; and the now-defunct Buxton Christians.

Fixtures

Wednesday August 22 (kick-off 6.30pm) - Premier Division: Dove Holes v Brampton. A Division: Bamford v Buxworth; Grindleford v Cote Heath. B Division: Darley Dale Lions v Stoney Middleton; Eyam v Buxworth Res.

Saturday August 25 (kick-off 2pm) – Premier Division: Dronfield Woodhouse v Bakewell Town; Furness Vale v AFC Dronfield Woodhouse; Hathersage v Tideswell Utd; Holmesfield v Bradwell; Hunters Bar v Dronfield Town A; Tintwistle Villa v Buxton Town. A Division: Blazing Rag v Dove Holes Res; Calver v Youlgrave Utd; Chinley v FC United Tideswell; Peak Dale v Totley Sports; Red Lion v Baslow. B Division: Bradwell Res v Furness Vale Res; Chesterfield Town Res v Railway FC; Dronfield Town B v Hope Sports; Tideswell Blue Star v Edale; Winster Wasps v Bakewell Town Res.

Wednesday August 29 (kick-off 6.30pm) – Premier Division: AFC Dronfield Woodhouse v Dronfield Town A; Bakewell Town v Tideswell Utd; Bradwell v Hathersage; Brampton v Hunters Bar; Dove Holes v Buxton Town; Furness Vale v Tintwistle Villa; Holmesfield v Dronfield Woodhouse. A Division: Blazing Rag v Youlgrave Utd; Calver v Baslow; Cote Heath v Chinley; Grindleford v Bamford.