Over the coming days, we will be announcing our full pre-season lineup ahead of the 2017/18 league campaign, and we are pleased to confirm the first two teams we will face.

Following on from their miraculous ‘great escape’ from the relegation zone of the League Two table which saw them survive on the last day of the 2016/17 season, we will renew acquaintances with some old friends when Newport County visit Evesham’s Jubilee Stadium on Saturday 22 July, 15:00 kick-off.

Now managed permanently by former Bradford City midfielder Michael Flynn, who made one appearance for the Tigers in pre-season 2015, The Exiles will provide a tough test for Tim Harris’ men.

We are also pleased to confirm that we will be welcoming another tough test on Monday 31 July at Evesham, where we will finish our pre-season schedule against Hereford FC.

Formed in 2014 after Hereford United fell into administration, Hereford FC have risen through the leagues at a canter, winning the Southern League Division One South and West in 2016/17.

The Bulls, managed by Peter Beadle, have several ex-Tigers in their ranks including Mike Symons, Calvin Dinsley and Jamie Edge.

We are excited to welcome Newport County and Hereford FC to Evesham for what will be two extremely difficult tests, with the rest of our pre-season schedule set to be announced in the coming days.

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