Witham Town's life in the Ryman League premier division will kick-off on August 9 with a home game against Lewes.

It is Witham's first-ever season in level three of the non-league football pyramid and Garry Kimble's team will quickly follow that with a trip to Suffolk to face Bury Town on August 12.

Their festive fare will produce an Essex derby on Boxing Day as Witham host Canvey Island before a trip to Leiston on January 1.

Their inaugural campaign in the premier division will end on April 25 with Witham on the road as they head to Enfield Town.