THE Southern League Premier South campaign kicks-off this Saturday, with both Basingstoke Town and Hartley Wintney on the road for their opening games.

Newly promoted Hartley will play their first ever game at this level, with a tough looking trip to relegated Poole Town.

For Town they are go into the opposite direction to face Walton Casuals.

On Tuesday night, both sides open their home campaigns.

Hartley have a Hampshire derby game against Gosport Borough.

Meanwhile, Town will entertain last season’s Division One East champions Beaconsfield.

Hartley co manager Anthony Millerick is looking forward to his club's first ever game at this level and said: “There is a lot of excitement around the club and village.

“Saturday will be a great day for the club, but we want to compete at this level and we know Poole will be a tough start.

Looking ahead to Tuesday's opponents Gosport, Millerick said: "We beat them last season in the FA Trophy, so I am sure they will be out to avenge that."

Hartley have added a number of new faces to their squad, the most one being former Basingstoke Town man Nathan Smart, but are looking to add some more.

Town manager Jason Bristow has a full squad to pick from for his league opener and said: "We had a good pre-season and now we have to continue this as we go into the season.

"I have some tough decisions to make as to what my starting XI will be and some players will be disappointed."