A visit to League Cup winners Ashton United on Saturday, August 13, is Matlock Town’s season opener in the 2011/2012 season after the fixture list was released this week.
The Gladiators suffered two defeats on the Hurst Cross ground late last season, losing the League Cup semi final 1-0 before going down 3-1 in the league.
Matlock’s opening home match on Wednesday, August 17, sees fancied Chasetown visit the Reynolds Stadium.
Holiday games see Matlock host Buxton on Boxing Day, although the wintry weather has blanked out the fixture for the past two seasons.
Matlock travel to Silverlands on Easter Monday.
AUGUST: Sat 13 Ashton United (A) Wed 17 CHASETOWN (H) Sat 20 KENDAL TOWN (A) Tue 23 Frickley Athletic (A) Sat 27 Marine (A) Mon 29 MICKLEOVER SPORTS (A).
SEPTEMBER: Sat 3 Burscough (A) Wed 7 STAFFORD RANGERS (H) Sat 10 BRADFORD PA (H) Tue 13 Hednesford Town (A) Sat 17 HUCKNALL TOWN/ LINCOLN MOORLANDS RAILWAY / HOLBEACH UTD (H)-FA CUP 1Q; Sat 24 Whitby Town (A) Wed 28 NORTH FERRIBY UTD (H).
OCTOBER: Sat 1 FA Cup 2Q; Sat 8 CHORLEY (H) Tue 11 Nantwich Town (H) Sat 15 STOCKSBRIDGE PS (H) Sat 22 STAMFORD / COALVILLE TOWN (H) FA TROPHY 1Q; Sat 29 Northwich Victoria (A).
NOVEMBER: Sat 5 FA Trophy 2Q; Sat 12 WORKSOP TOWN (H); Sat 19 Chester (A) Tue 22 Stafford Rangers (A); Sat 26 BURSCOUGH (H); Wed 30 HEDNESFORD TOWN (H).
DECEMBER: Sat 3 Bradford PA (A); Sat 10 FC United of Manchester (A); Sat 17 RUSHALL OLYMPIC (H); Mon 26 BUXTON (H).
JANUARY: Mon 2 Mickleover Sports (A); Sat 7 ASHTON UNITED (H); Sat 14 Chasetown (A) Sat 21 Kendal Town (A); Sat 28 FRICKLEY ATHLETIC (H).
FEBRUARY: Sat 4 North Ferriby Utd (A); Sat 11 WHITBY TOWN (H); Sat 18 Chorley (A); Sat 25 NANTWICH TOWN (H).
MARCH: Sat 3 NORTHWICH VICTORIA (H) Sat 10 League Cup Semi Finals Sat 17 Stocksbridge PS (A); Sat 24 CHESTER (H) Sat 31 Worksop Town (A).
APRIL: Sat 7 MARINE (H) Mon 9 Buxton (A) Sat 14 FC UNITED of MANCHESTER (H) Sat 21 Rushall Olympic (A).