When and where to watch our Isthmian League teams play this season!

Every year, within a fortnight of the old season ending, the questions begin. Well, we say questions, but actually, it’s always the same question. “When are the fixtures released?” Well, today is that day. 

It’s that time again, the Pitching In Isthmian League fixtures for 2022-23 have just been released. Let’s start with some highlights.

Firstly, Sevenoaks Town and Corinthian will meet at Greatness Park on Saturday 17th September, with the reverse fixture taking place on Saturday 4th March at The Farm.

The season will start on Saturday 13th August and the Isthmian League have confirmed that there will be another full programme spread out over the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of the following week, and of course another on August Bank Holiday Monday, 29th.

Corinthian will open the season with a home match against Hythe Town before travelling to newly promoted Beckenham Town just three days later. Sevenoaks Town, with a similar opening diary, will host Three Bridges before heading down to Ashford United on the Tuesday night.

Then on the Bank Holiday Monday, Corinthian will host Cray Valley PM whilst Sevenoaks Town will see Chatham Town visit the Bourne Stadium.

Christmas will see a full programme on Boxing Day, and another on Monday 2nd January, to give you the opportunity to enjoy the New Year. Monday 2nd is a Bank Holiday.

Both teams will travel away on Boxing Day with Corinthian taking a short trip to Cray Valley and Sevenoaks Town visiting Chatham Town. On January 2nd, both sides will celebrate the New Year at home with Sittingbourne at Corinthian and Beckenham Town travelling the short hop to Sevenoaks Town.

Easter Monday is April 10th, and will also have a full programme of fixtures, and the last day of the regular season will be Saturday 22nd April.

Corinthian will visit Sittingbourne at Easter whilst Sevenoaks Town will play away at Beckenham Town. With the final games being played on April 22nd, Corinthian will travel to the south coast for a match with Whitehawk whilst Sevenoaks Town will enjoy a home fixture at Greatness Park with Chichester City the visitors.

People often ask why the fixtures take so long to be released. For those of you who aren’t aware, the FA appoint a single company to compile all of the fixtures from the Premier League down to the Isthmian League level. They are released in order, and as you may have noticed, every level above has released their fixtures already. 

Remember, Sevenoaks Town will kick off in the FA Cup a week before the league season starts, so competitive football is just around the corner. Here are the initial fixtures released by the Isthmian League today for both Corinthian and Sevenoaks Town, we will update these when the full fixtures are available over the next 24 hours (home fixtures are in BOLD) / FAC=FA Cup; FAT=FA Trophy:

DateCorinthian vSevenoaks Town v
Saturday 6th AugustHorley Town (FAC EPR)
Saturday 13th AugustHythe TownThree Bridges
Tuesday 16th AugustBeckenham TownAshford United
Saturday 20th August Broadfields United/Guildford City (FAC PR)possibly Merstham (FAC PR)
Saturday 27th August Chichester CityHythe Town
Monday 29th AugustCray Valley PMChatham Town
Saturday 3rd SeptemberFAC 1st Round Qualifying FAC 1st Round Qualifying
Saturday 10th September Tooting & Mitcham United (FAT)Hadley (FAT)
Saturday 17th September Sevenoaks TownCorinthian
Tuesday 20th SeptemberAshford UnitedVCD Athletic
Saturday 24th September Tilbury/Whitehawk (FAT)Sheppey United/Hertford Town (FAT)
Saturday 1st October Haywards Heath TownFaversham Town
Saturday 8th October Chatham Town or FATBurgess Hill Town or FAT
Saturday 15th October Burgess Hill TownWhitehawk
Saturday 22nd October RamsgateSheppey United
Saturday 29th October LancingRamsgate
Saturday 5th November VCD AthleticLancing
Saturday 12th November Sheppey UnitedEast Grinstead Town
Saturday 19th November East Grinstead TownSittingbourne
Saturday 26th November WhitehawkChichester City
Saturday 3rd DecemberFaversham TownHaywards Heath
Saturday 10th December Littlehampton TownCray Valley
Saturday 17th December Three BridgesLittlehampton Town
Monday 26th DecemberCray Valley PMChatham Town
Monday 2nd JanuarySittingbourneBeckenham Town
Saturday 7th JanuaryHythe TownThree Bridges
Saturday 14th JanuaryBeckenham TownAshford United
Saturday 21st JanuaryVCD AthleticLancing
Saturday 28th JanuarySheppey UnitedEast Grinstead Town
Saturday 4th FebruaryEast Grinstead TownSittingbourne
Saturday 11th FebruaryLancingRamsgate
Wednesday 15th FebruaryAshford UnitedVCD Athletic
Saturday 18th FebruaryChatham TownBurgess Hill Town
Saturday 25th FebruaryHaywards Heath TownFaversham Town
Saturday 4th MarchSevenoaks TownCorinthian
Saturday 11th MarchBurgess Hill TownWhitehawk
Saturday 18th MarchRamsgateSheppey United
Saturday 25th MarchChichester CityHythe Town
Saturday 1st AprilThree BridgesLittlehampton Town
Saturday 8th AprilLittlehampton TownCray Valley PM
Monday 10th AprilSittingbourneBeckenham Town
Saturday 15th AprilFaversham TownHaywards Heath
Saturday 22nd AprilWhitehawkChichester City

DISTANCE AND TRAVEL TIME PLANNER

ClubDistanceAverage Time taken
Corinthian/Sevenoaks Town11 miles24 minutes
VCD Athletic12 miles35 minutes
Cray Valley PM17 miles30 minutes
Chatham Town17 miles35 minutes
Beckenham Town17 miles40 minutes
East Grinstead Town25 miles45 minutes
Three Bridges32 miles41 minutes
Sheppey United32 miles47 minutes
Sittingbourne34 miles42 minutes
Faversham Town34 miles45 minutes
Ashford United41 miles53 minutes
Haywards Heath Town42 miles54 minutes
Burgess Hill Town46 miles55 minutes
Hythe Town47 miles1 hour 1 minute
Ramsgate59 miles1 hour 10 minutes
Whitehawk60 miles1 hour 10 minutes
Lancing60 miles1 hour 11 minutes
Littlehampton Town68 miles1 hour 24 minutes
Chichester City74 miles1 hour 36 minutes

(please note that the table above is taken on an average position between both Corinthian and Sevenoaks Town, so distance and times may vary depending on your starting position).