DORCHESTER Town have announced a pre-season friendly list of six fixtures ahead of the 2024/25 Southern League Premier South campaign.

Tom Killick’s men report back for pre-season on Tuesday, July 2.

The Magpies do not have an EFL club lined up but they do have two clubs in Eastleigh and Weymouth who will provide competition from a higher level.

Eastleigh, in particular, are expected to be Dorchester’s biggest test in their second match of the sextet on Saturday, July 20 (1pm) at the Avenue.

Dorchester begin with a Friday night friendly at Hamworthy United on July 12 (7.45pm).

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After Eastleigh, the Magpies travel to Bashley (7.45pm) on Tuesday, July 23 before hosting another Step 4 side in Bemerton Heath Harlequins on Saturday, July 27 (3pm).

Larkhall Athletic make the trip to Dorset on Tuesday, July 30 (7.45pm) and Dorchester then travel south for an enticing friendly with rivals Weymouth on Saturday, August 3 (3pm).

Dorchester’s league season is then scheduled to begin seven days later.