Thame gear up for new season with Chinnor friendly

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Thame United returned for pre-season training two weeks ago an face their first friendly on Tuesday (July 17).

The match takes place at the ASM Stadium against local rivals Chinnor and is a 7.30pm kick off.

The game will give manager Mark West the opportunity to assess new players as United look to build on their mid-table finish in the Hellenic Premier League last season.

Thame then face home matches against Hook Norton (July 21, 3pm kick off), Slough Town (July 28, 3pm kick off) and Oxford United (August 2, 7:30pm kick off).

The Hellenic Premier League season is due to start on Tuesday August 7, in order to give teams a competitive game before the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup on Saturday August 11.

The draw for the cup has already been made with United drawn at home against Premier League new boys, Newbury. The winners will then face Southern League side North Leigh, a team that defeated United 2-1 in the Oxfordshire Senior Cup semi-final last season.

Meanwhile, in the FA Vase, United have been handed a home tie against Clanfield 85.