By Brian Jeeves
RYMAN LEAGUE Division One North outfit, Heybridge Swifts, have announced a number of eye-catching pre-season fixtures as the club prepare for the 2017/18 campaign.
The Scraley Road side narrowly avoided relegation last season, but have displayed they are keen to push on this term by arranging some testing warm-up games with Sky Bet League Two club Barnet, along with big local rivals Chelmsford City and Billericay Town all paying a visit.
The full list of Heybridge Swifts home fixtures is as follows:
Saturday, July 15 - Barnet (3pm)
Tuesday, July 18 - Chelmsford City (7:45pm)
Tuesday, July 25 - Billericay Town (7:45pm)
Tuesday, August 1 - Enfield Town (7:45pm)
Saturday, August 5 - Thurrock (3pm)