SPFL new boys face Forfar on opening day of Ladbrokes League 2 season

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The fixtures for the 2016-17 Ladbrokes League 2 season have just been released, with Edinburgh City’s first ever foray into the Scottish Professional Football League seeing them open against another team who were not competing at this level last term.

The Citizens will kick off the campaign on home soil against Forfar Athletic, who were relegated from Ladbrokes League 1 last season.

Cowdenbeath were the other team to drop out of the third tier and they have a tricky opener against an Elgin side who finished just three points off the top of Ladbrokes League 2 last April.

Yet it was Clyde who came the closest to achieving promotion when beaten 3-2 on aggregate by Queen’s Park in the Ladbrokes League 1 play-off final. The fixture compilers have given them a home match to start the season too, against Montrose.

Here is a selection of key dates:

Opening day, Saturday August 6 2016

Christmas Eve, Saturday December 24 2016

Annan Athletic v Berwick Rangers

Cowdenbeath v Arbroath

Edinburgh City v Elgin City

Montrose v Stirling Albion

Forfar Athletic v Clyde

Final day, Saturday May 6 2017

Berwick Rangers v Edinburgh City

Elgin City v Cowdenbeath

Forfar Athletic v Annan Athletic

Montrose v Clyde

Stirling Albion v Arbroath

Click here for the full list of Ladbrokes League 2 fixtures for the 2016-17 season.

All fixtures are subject to change

All Odds and Markets are correct as of the date of publishing

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William Geldart

Having graduated with a degree in English Literature from the University of Wales, Bangor, William contributed to a number of online football blogs before finally finding his pot of gold at the end of the rainbow alongside the rest of the Ladbrokes News team. Now indulging passions for football, horse racing, greyhounds, boxing and political betting. Supports Wycombe Wanderers and can be spotted at various lower league and non-league grounds across the country.