Braintree Town will start their fourth season in the top flight of English non-league football with a trip to Macclesfield Town.

The Iron will travel to the Silkmen on August 9 for their season’s opener in the 2014/15 Conference Premier campaign.

Following the opening day game at Macclesfield Town, Braintree then have back-to-back home games against Conference Premier new boys Dover Athletic and then Chester FC.

The August Bank Holiday sees the Iron entertain Nuneaton Town, while this year’s Boxing Day fixture offers a trip to Dartford, with the return game against the Darts coming on New Year’s Day.

Easter Monday will be a trip to Nuneaton and Braintree’s season will then end on April 25 with a home game against Altrincham.