Jersey Bulls to welcome League Two Stevenage
JERSEY BULLS FC will launch themselves into the world of football with a debut fixture against League Two club Stevenage.
The newly-formed Island club – due to join the tenth tier of English football this summer – will welcome the professional outfit to Springfield Stadium on Saturday 6 July to aid preparations for their inaugural campaign in the Combined Counties League. The fixture will mark the start of a three-game pre-season schedule and could provide Kurtis Guthrie, currently at Stevenage, a chance to play on home turf once again.
Bulls manager Gary Freeman said: ‘This is obviously a great first game for us and it will be a good challenge playing against full-time professionals.
‘Hopefully it will inspire people and it’s a good opportunity to see Bulls for the first time playing against a professional club.
‘On Saturday we had a lot of neutrals watching St Peter and St Paul’s so the interest in football is there, and hopefully we can get all of those people along to support Bulls and watch some good football.’
Stevenage enjoyed back-to-back promotions to League One in 2010 and 2011, with another Jersey product, Peter Vincenti, scoring the club’s first ever goal in the Football League. They were relegated back into League Two in 2014 and have since settled as a mid-table side.
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