The Games

WE will begin and end our 2019-20 Sky Bet League Two season 504 miles apart.

The Pilgrims start the campaign at one of new manager Ryan Lowe’s former clubs, Crewe Alexandra, on Saturday, August 3, and will finish the season – nine months and nearly 11,500 miles later – at home to the Alex’s near neighbours Port Vale on Saturday, April 25.

The Greens’ first home game, on Saturday, August 10, is against Colchester United, with EFL new boys and title-favourites Salford City next up at the Theatre of Greens for the first of six midweek games this season, on Tuesday, August 20.

That is followed by the visit of Walsall to Home Park on Saturday, August 24, as we begin the season with three home matches in the opening five fixtures

The return at the Peninsula Stadium, Moor Lane, Greater Manchester, where last season’s National League play-off winners are based, is also a midweek affair, on Tuesday, February 11.

The other new venue that we visit for the first time in our 94th EFL season sees us play at the New Lawn, in Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, home of Forest Green Rovers, on Saturday, November 16.

Closer to home, Ryan Lowe and his new signings will get their first taste of a Devon Expressway Derby when we visit Exeter City on Saturday, October 26, with the return at Home Park on Saturday, March 21.

There is another Westcountry derby on Boxing Day, Thursday, December 26, at Cheltenham Town, coming on the back of a pre-Christmas away trip to Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield on Saturday, December 21.

After then entertaining Stevenage on Sunday, December 29, we are at home to Swindon Town on New Year’s Day, Wednesday, January 1.

The longest trip of the season comes on Saturday, January 11, when we make the 778-mile round-trip to Carlisle United – a week after another 600-mile return journey to Scunthorpe United.

As well as Salford City, we will play two other teams home and away on a Tuesday night: Crawley Town, in West Sussex on September 17 and at Home Park on January 28; and last season’s Vanarama National League champions Leyton Orient, at home on October 23 and in east London on March 17.

Easter sees a relatively short trip to Walsall on Good Friday, April 10, with Northampton Town coming to Home Park on Easter Monday, April 13.

The visit of Northampton is one of three of our final five matches that are at home, starting with Forest Green coming to the Theatre of Greens on Saturday, April 4 before the whole campaign winds up at with a traditional 3pm kick-off  against Port Vale at Home Park on Saturday, April 25.

All fixtures are subject to confirmation.

2019-20 FIXTURES


Sat 3 Crewe Alexandra A

Sat 10 Colchester United H

Wed 14 Carabao Cup One

Sat 17 Newport County A

Tue 20 Salford City H

Sat 24 Walsall H

Sat 31 Northampton Town A


Sat 7 Oldham Athletic H*

Sat 14 Port Vale A

Tue 17 Crawley Town A

Sat 21 Cheltenham Town H

Sat 28 Mansfield Town A


Sat 5 Scunthorpe United H

Sat 12 Swindon Town A*

Sat 19 Carlisle United H

Tue 22 Leyton Orient H

Sat 26 Exeter City A


Sat 2 Grimsby Town H

Sat 9 Emirates FA Cup 1

Sat 16 Forest Green Rovers A*

Sat 23 Bradford City H

Sat 30 Emirates FA Cup 2


Sat 7 Cambridge United A

Sat 14 Morecambe H

Sat 21 Macclesfield Town A

Thu 26 Cheltenham Town A

Sun 29 Stevenage H


Wed 1 Swindon Town H

Sat 4 Scunthorpe United A (Emirates FA Cup 3)

Sat 11 Carlisle United A

Sat 18 Mansfield Town H

Sat 25 Stevenage A

Tue 28 Crawley Town H


Sat 1 Newport County H

Sat 8 Colchester United A

Tue 11 Salford City A

Sat 15 Crewe Alexandra H

Sat 22 Cambridge United H

Sat 29 Bradford City A


Sun 1 Carabao Cup Final

Sat 7 Macclesfield Town H

Sat 14 Morecambe A

Tue 17 Leyton Orient A

Sat 21 Exeter City H

Sat 28 Grimsby Town A*


Sat 4 Forest Green Rovers H

Fri 10 Walsall A

Mon 13 Northampton Town H

Sat 18 Oldham Athletic A

Sat 25 Port Vale H


Sat 16 League Two Play-Off Final

Sat 23 Emirates FA Cup Final

* Indicates games on dates assigned to international fixtures. 

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