Whitley Bay arrange six pre-season games

Whitley Bay FC have arranged a six-match programme of pre-season fixtures, beginning with a trip north of the border to Scottish Lowland League side Dalbeatttie Star on Saturday, July 4.

Two further away fixtures see them travel to Chester-le-Street Town on Saturday, July 11, while the following Saturday they have an attractive game against Newcastle United XI.

The first home game is on Saturday, July 25, when Scottish side Cumnock Juniors are the visitors.

Their only midweek friendly is on Tuesday, July 28, when Whitley travel to South Shields, who are retuning home to their old ground after playing at Peterlee last season.

The final scheduled friendly is against a Hartlepool United XI at Hillheads on Saturday, August 1.

The new Ebac Northern League season is due to begin on Saturday, August 8.