Cherries Opener For City

Last updated : 25 June 2004 By Andy Beill
The Cherries come to the KC Stadium on Saturday 7th August for the first meeting since the Tigers won 3-1 in April 2003 prior to Bournemouth's play-off success.

City then go to Torquay three days later before another away trip, to Port Vale on Saturday 14th August.

Fans don't have too long to wait for the much-anticipated first meeting in nine years with Yorkshire rivals Bradford. They come to the KC Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday 30th August. That's followed on the Saturday by a return to the McAlpine Stadium in Huddersfield after their play-off win saw them promoted from the Third Division along with City.

The visit to Sheffield Wednesday's Hillsborough ground is on Wednesday 8th December. City haven't played the Owls since the 1990/91 season, and haven't beaten them since 1979 but could be in a good position to end the wait.

Fans may be disappointed that a trip to Blackpool is on Boxing Day, but it is followed two days later by a home match with Division Three champions Doncaster Rovers. Huddersfield come to Hull on New Year's Day.

The last home game is against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday 30th April, before the season ends at Brentford on Saturday 7th May.

Fixtures are subject to change, and two glaring clashes have already been identified. Hull FC are scheduled to play Bradford Bulls in the rugby Super League at the KC Stadium on the same day Hull City play Bradford City at the same ground. Also, the visit of Chesterfield could clash with Hull Fair held on Walton Street.

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