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600 more miles for the Iron in 2022-23

6 June 2022

United will put in more miles completing their National League fixtures next season - 660 more than in the last campaign in fact.

Last season, the team travelled 6,662 miles to complete their 23 regular away league games, but they will travel 7,322 to take on the sides in the National League next season.

With seven away league fixtures over 200 miles away, a significant number of miles have been added to United’s scheduling, with just six games under the 100-mile radius - one less than in their 2021-22 campaign.

The shortest trip of the season will see Scunthorpe and Chesterfield battle it out once more, while York City’s play-off success from National League North sees the Minstermen slot in as the second closest team to Glanford Park. Oldham Athletic - the only familiar face from last season - is fifth on the list.

National League newcomers Dorking Wanderers is the fourth longest trip of the season, while Eastleigh is the third longest. United fans will have memories of former league trips to Yeovil Town and Torquay United, the two longest trips at 532 and 590-mile round trips, respectively.

There’ll be one trip out of the country to Wales, as Wrexham failed to gain promotion to the EFL via the play-offs. Such is the nature of the division, the trip to the Racecourse Ground is the eighth shortest.

The Iron will spend a number of matchdays in-and-around the capital, with the likes of Barnet, Wealdstone, Dagenham and Bromley all to face in the forthcoming campaign.

NATIONAL LEAGUE MILEAGE CHART (ONE WAY)
Chesterfield - 51 miles
York City - 54 miles
Notts County - 67 miles
FC Halifax Town - 67 miles
Oldham Athletic - 81 miles
Altrincham - 90 miles
Solihull Moors - 115 miles
Wrexham - 131 miles
Gateshead - 133 miles
Boreham Wood - 160 miles
Barnet - 164 miles
Wealdstone - 181 miles
Dagenham and Redbridge - 183 miles
Maidenhead United - 187 miles
Southend United - 195 miles
Woking - 196 miles
Bromley - 200 miles
Maidstone United - 206 miles
Aldershot Town - 207 miles
Dorking Wanderers - 208 miles
Eastleigh - 224 miles
Yeovil Town - 266 miles
Torquay United - 295 miles

RECENT CAMPAIGNS

MILEAGE

LEAGUE

2014-15

5,736

League One

2015-16

5,270

League One

2016-17

6,190

League One

2017-18

6,530

League One

2018-19

6,826

League One

2019-20

6,776^

League Two

2020-21

6,328

League Two

2021-22

6,662

League Two

2022-23

7,322

National League

^had the campaign been completed, the side would have travelled 6,776 miles

*please note, the figures are based on travelling to and from Glanford Park on the shortest possible route

 


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