ANDOVER Town’s first match of the pre-season will take place on Saturday, July 6, when they welcome Eversley & California.

The game, which kicks off at 12pm, will be held at Sparsholt College, Westley Lane, Sparsholt.

The visitors play in the Combined Counties League Division One.

Town, on its website, have given fans background about the away team: “Eversley Football Club was established in 1910. The club played in the Aldershot Senior League and Surrey County Intermediate League (Western), before becoming founder members of the Surrey Elite Intermediate Football League in 2008. They won the league in its first season, also winning the league's Challenge Cup. They were subsequently promoted to Division One of the Combined Counties League.

“In 2012 the club merged with California, a youth football club established in 1975 in California in Berkshire, changing its name to Eversley & California. In 2013/14 they were Division One runners-up but were unable to take promotion due to restrictions on use of the floodlights at the ground. Last season they finished in fourth place in their league losing out in the play-offs.”