Lions launch their pre-season schedule

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Heanor Town FC launch their busy pre-season series of matches tonight (Thursday).

Glen Clarence’s side will be in action at Clifton All Whites with the match starting at 7.30pm.

Then, on Tuesday, July 15, the Lions are away to Arnold Town (7.30pm start).

Meanwhile, Heanor have been drawn at home to Long Eaton United in the extra-preliminary round of The FA Cup. The match is to be played on August 16.

United recently taken a sideways step to the newly restructured Midland League so it will be a good chance for both clubs to renew the rivalry.

Also on the subject of cup draws, the Lions are to face either Holwell Sports or Anstey Nomads in The FA Vase second qualifying round.

This match is on Saturday, October 4, to takes place at The Town Ground.

Finally, the Lions have been drawn at home in theleague cup against fellow NCEL Premier Division rivals Garforth Town. Heanor reached the competition’s semi-finals last season.

A date for the tie is yet to be announced.