The National League announced today that ten big matches in the Vanarama National League North and South have been picked as part of National League TV pilot test events with Tuesday’s Bath City v Dulwich Hamlet game being selected as one of them.
The League said: ‘As the season reaches boiling point, some massive games will now be broadcast across the divisions, bringing with it some fantastic extra exposure for our clubs. The exciting move sees five matches in each of the two divisions given star billing on the new streaming service. Kick-off times stay the same but now there’s a big opportunity for fans in the UK and around the world to catch every kick for themselves. The 20 teams will join the Vanarama National League clubs in having their games shown live on the popular platform. It kicks off on Tuesday March 14 with a big one – North title rivals Brackley Town and King’s Lynn Town collide, with Bath City’s home game with struggling Dulwich Hamlet also streamed.’
Passes to watch the games on National League TV will be available from Monday 13th. Sign up at www.nationalleaguetv.com and when you are asked for your preferred club, please indicate “South”.
At Tuesday’s game at Twerton Park against Dulwich Hamlet the Romans will look to close the gap on the play-offs on the back of recent strong form. The Hamlet currently sit 20th in the league having won only three of their 15 league fixtures in 2023. The sides last met in February when a 94th-minute winner from Elliott Frear proved to be the difference between the sides at Champion Hill in front of 3,194 spectators.
If you are planning to come along to cheer us on in person, the National League has determined the match should be played under cup-tie terms, with all costs including Dulwich’s transport being deducted from admission income. In view of the circumstances of 8th November, we have decided not to charge for the re-arranged match, but if you are able to attend the game and can afford to, we invite you to make donations on the gate by cash or card to help cover these additional match costs.
The full list of games that will be streamed on National League TV are
Tuesday 14 March
Brackley Town v King’s Lynn Town (North)
Bath City v Dulwich Hamlet (South)
Saturday 25 March
Kidderminster Harriers v Alfreton Town (North)
Worthing v Havant & Waterlooville (South)
Tuesday 28 March
AFC Fylde v Blyth Spartans (North)
Hampton & Richmond Borough v Taunton Town (South)
Friday 7 April – Good Friday
Chester v Chorley (North)
Chelmsford City vs Farnborough (South)
Monday 10 April – Easter Monday
Darlington v Bradford (Park Avenue) (North)
Braintree Town v Ebbsfleet United (South)