FC CLACTON will start the new Thurlow Nunn League season at the Rush Green Bowl.

Next term’s premier division fixtures were released today and the Seasiders will kick-off at home to Thetford, on Saturday, August 9.

Just three days later they have an eye-catching north Essex derby at Stanway Rovers.

And after an FA Cup appointment at Sporting Bengal United, local pride will again be at stake when Clacton visit Brantham on August 19.

The home match against Stanway is scheduled for December 13, while the Seasiders’ two matches against neighbours Wivenhoe will be on December 27 (away) and Easter Monday, April 6, back at the Bowl.

Glenn Eldridge’s side finish at Walsham-le-Willows, on May 2.