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League Two fixtures: Stockport host Barrow, Mansfield visit Salford on opening day


Stockport have won 30 of their 44 National League games on their way to the title and promotion
Stockport won the National League title in 2021-22 to end their 11-year Football League hiatus

Stockport County start life back in the EFL with a home match against Barrow in League Two.

Fellow promoted side Grimsby visit Leyton Orient after going up out of the National League at the first attempt.

Last season’s beaten play-off finalists Mansfield make the trip to Salford on opening day while Northampton, who missed out on automatic promotion on goals scored, host Colchester.

The season will begin on Saturday, 30 July.

Like League One, the fourth tier will continue as normal during the World Cup in Qatar through November and December.

Elsewhere on the opening day, Mark Hughes’ Bradford welcome Yorkshire rivals Doncaster, who were relegated from League One last season.

Two of 2021-22’s relegated sides face off as AFC Wimbledon play host to Gillingham, while Crewe, the fourth side to drop into League Two, visit Rochdale.

First round of fixtures in full

AFC Wimbledon v Gillingham

Bradford City v Doncaster Rovers

Carlisle United v Crawley Town

Harrogate Town v Swindon Town

Leyton Orient v Grimsby Town

Northampton Town v Colchester United

Rochdale v Crewe Alexandra

Salford City v Mansfield Town

Stockport County v Barrow

Sutton United v Newport County

Tranmere Rovers v Stevenage

Walsall v Hartlepool United



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