WENDRON United can start making plans for the new South West Peninsula League season after the 2020/21 fixtures were announced on Wednesday.

While the start date is conditional on the Government allowing spectators to return to football grounds, a proposed September 5 start sees Wendron visit St Austell in what will be their first game since March 7.

The Packet has analysed the Dron’s fixture list and made a note of the key games for Jack Greenwood’s boys.

Falmouth Packet:

First five

Sept 5 – St Austell (A)

Sept 8 – Helston Athletic (H)

Sept 12 – Bodmin Town (H)

Sept 16 – Penzance (A)

Sept 19 – St Dennis (A)

The fixture gods were not smiling down on Wendron when they produced this year’s schedule as they handed the Dron three of last season’s top five teams for their first three games.

That includes home games against the two title favourites in Helston Athletic and Bodmin Town, and a St Austell side that Wendron didn’t get around to playing last season after the early cancellation in March.

It means that Wendron are at risk of earning few or zero points from their first three games, meaning subsequent games against Penzance and St Dennis will therefore be earmarked as ones to get something from.

Derby dates

Sept 8 – Helston Athletic (H)

Nov 11 – Helston Athletic (A)

Dec 26 – Falmouth Town (A)

Dec 28 – Porthleven (H)

Apr 2 – Falmouth Town (H)

Apr 5 – Porthleven (A)

Wendron are set to face Helston early in the season for the second year running. After losing narrowly at the Blues in their third game last season, Greenwood’s side will host Steve Massey’s team in their second game of the season on September 8, before returning to Kellaway Park on November 11.

Dron will then enjoy a festive trip to Falmouth Town to play for the Kevin Williamson Memorial Shield on Boxing Day before visiting Porthleven two days later.

Those two games will be reversed over Easter, with Wendron hosting Falmouth on Good Friday and travelling to Porthleven on Easter Monday.

Top teams

Sept 5 – St Austell (A)

Sept 8 – Helston Athletic (H)

Sept 12 – Bodmin Town (H)

Oct 6 – Mousehole (H)

Nov 11 – Helston Athletic (A)

Nov 14 – Saltash United (A)

Dec 5 – St Austell (A)

Dec 12 – Bodmin Town (H)

Jan 30 – Saltash United (H)

Mar 6 – Mousehole (A)

That previously mentioned tricky start sees Wendron play three of last season’s top five in their first three games.

October is a bit more forgiving but a tough spell of games against Helston, Saltash, St Austell and Bodmin inside a month over November and December will be a testing time for Greenwood’s side.

On the flip side, it means that only two of their last 15 games are due to be against last season’s top five teams.