BAY Athletic and Halifax Irish may have played a solitary fixture on Saturday but the 93rd successive West Riding County Amateur League season does not officially start until tomorrow night with a full programme of Premier Division matches.
Campion, who finished third last season – 22 points adrift of champions Ovenden West Riding and 16 behind runners-up Bay – have newcomers in their squad with experience at a higher level, who they hope will allow them to compete for one of the top two places.
They have lost the services of at least three of last season's regulars – among them striker Glyn Beale, who has joined Ovenden West Riding. Tyersal host Salts in their opener.
Salts will be playing all their home games this season at Marley Stadium in Keighley while their own ground in Saltaire undergoes a complete refurbishment, with new changing facilities and relaid pitches for 11-a-side, seven-a-side and five-a-side football.
Steeton, after their exploits in the West Riding County FA Challenge Cup – where they reached the final at Elland Road, only to lose to Fields – will be hoping to find the form that saw them finish second in 2012-13 when they host Campion at Summerhill Lane.
Hunsworth, who regained their top-flight place after winning Division One last season, will host Halifax Irish at East Bierley.
As for Saturday's match, which was brought forward, Bay won 2-0 thanks to a brace from Danny Stocker.