Chelmsford City will open the National League South season with an exciting clash against Torquay United at the Melbourne Community Stadium.

City welcome one of the league favourites on the opening weekend, with the season getting underway on Saturday, August 4.

City’s first away game of term is three days later with the relatively short trip to another promotion hopeful - with Dartford the opponents.

Matches against Hungerford Town, Dulwich Hamlet, Hampton & Richmond Borough, Bath City and Hemel Hempstead Town wrap up the opening month.

The Clarets will travel to recently relegated Woking on Saturday, October 13 with the home match taking place on the same date in April.

Meanwhile, newly promoted outfits Slough Town and Dulwich visit on Saturday, September 1 and Saturday, August 13.

The Clarets’ away fixture against the League newcomers will be on Saturday, January 12 and Saturday, January 26 respectively.

The eagerly anticipated Essex derby with Billericay Town will take place at the Melbourne Community Stadium on Wednesday, December 26, with a home clash against Hemel Hempstead the final match of 2018 on Saturday, December 29.

Chelmsford begin 2019 at Billericay’s AGP Arena on Tuesday, January 1.

Chelmsford City take on Wealdstone in the final home fixture of the season on Monday, April 22, before closing the campaign five days later against Chippenham Town.

>Chelmsford began their pre-season preparations with a 3-1 victory against Isthmian North team Cheshunt.

City fell behind but three trialists scored to ensure the win.