SELBY Town will host Rossington Main on the opening day of the new Toolstation Northern Counties East League division one season.

The clash at the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium will take place on Saturday, July 30 (3pm) and will be officially confirmed once the NCEL's constitution for next season is rubber-stamped at this weekend's league annual general meeting.

Selby will be seeking to make a strong start and to build upon a positive campaign last term, in which they finished in sixth place, just six points away from a play-off place.

Coincidentally, they finished just one spot below Rossington, unable to overtake them despite a late-season surge that saw them go unbeaten in the final six games.

Selby and Rossington faced off in the second game of the last campaign in early August, with Town winning 4-2 on home soil.

Goals from Flynn McNaughton, Sam O'Malley and Liam Flanagan (2) saw the Robins overturn a two-goal deficit, having trailed from Jordan Buckham and Niall Doran efforts.

The two sides went on to draw mid-February's latter meeting 1-1 at Oxford Street as Tyla Bell equalised for the hosts following a Gregory Young own goal.

The NCEL have yet to confirm when the remainder of the 2022/23 league fixtures will be revealed.

Ahead of the new league campaign, Selby will take part in six pre-season friendlies.

North Ferriby FC are first up at home on Saturday, July 2 (3pm) before Town host Pickering Town on Tuesday, July 5 (7.45pm).

Maltby Main visit the Fairfax Plant Hire Stadium on Saturday, July 9 (3pm) and Knaresborough Town will also make the trip on Tuesday, July 12 (7.45pm).

A fifth friendly is planned on Saturday, July 16 (3pm), although an opponent or venue is yet to be confirmed before pre-season closes with an away at Grimsby Borough on Saturday, July 23 (3pm) at the Bradley Football Development Centre.

l NCEL division one opening day fixtures (Saturday, July 30, 3pm): Armthorpe Welfare v Hall Road Rangers, Athersley Recreation v Beverley Town, Brigg Town v Campion, Horbury Town v Ollerton Town, Retford FC v Nostell Miners Welfare (MW), Selby v Rossington, Shirebrook Town v Harrogate Railway Athletic, Staveley MW v Parkgate, Swallownest v Worsbrough Bridge Athletic, Wakefield AFC v Glasshoughton Welfare.