Mighty Mariners await Shrimps on opening day of the season.

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Morecambe will begin the new League Two campaign with a trip to newly-promoted Grimsby Town on the opening day.

The Shrimps – who finished just above the relegation zone after a difficult end to last season - will hope to get off to a great start at Blundell Park on Saturday, August 6.

A mouth-watering seaside derby then awaits Jim Bentley’s men when they welcome derby rivals Blackpool to the Globe Arena the following week.

It will be the first ever league game between the two clubs, although the Shrimps do have a winning record against the Tangerines after beating them 2-1 at Bloomfield Road in the Capital One Cup four years ago.

Morecambe’s first midweek match in the league takes place on Tuesday, August 16, when they host Portsmouth.

A trip to Yeovil Town then awaits the following Saturday before the second derby clash of the season takes place on Saturday, August 27, when they travel to the Crown Ground to take on Accringston Stanley,

Over the festive period, Morecambe travel to Mansfield Town on Boxing Day before making the trip to Hartlepool United on New Year’s Eve.

Their first game of the new year sees them at home to Crewe Alexandra.

The Shrimps’ return fixture against Stanley takes place on January 28, while they travel to Blackpool on March 4.

On Easter Saturday, which is April 15, Morecambe are away to Stevenage and they then host Colchester United at the Globe Arena two days later.

They finish their campaign on Saturday, May 6, by travelling south to take on Luton Town at Kenilworth Road.

Morecambe’s Fixtures

06/08/2016 15:00 Grimsby Town v Morecambe

13/08/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Blackpool

16/08/2016 19:45 Morecambe v Portsmouth

20/08/2016 15:00 Yeovil Town v Morecambe

27/08/2016 15:00 Accrington Stanley v Morecambe

03/09/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Leyton Orient

10/09/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Doncaster Rovers

17/09/2016 15:00 Cambridge United v Morecambe

24/09/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Crawley Town

27/09/2016 20:00 Barnet v Morecambe

01/10/2016 15:00 Notts. County v Morecambe

08/10/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Carlisle United

15/10/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Stevenage

22/10/2016 15:00 Colchester United v Morecambe

29/10/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Exeter City

12/11/2016 15:00 Wycombe Wanderers v Morecambe

19/11/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Luton Town

22/11/2016 19:45 Crewe Alexandra v Morecambe

26/11/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Plymouth Argyle

10/12/2016 15:00 Newport County v Morecambe

17/12/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Cheltenham Town

26/12/2016 15:00 Mansfield Town v Morecambe

31/12/2016 15:00 Hartlepool United v Morecambe

02/01/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Crewe Alexandra

07/01/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Notts. County

14/01/2017 15:00 Carlisle United v Morecambe

21/01/2017 15:00 Leyton Orient v Morecambe

28/01/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Accrington Stanley

04/02/2017 15:00 Doncaster Rovers v Morecambe

11/02/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Cambridge United

14/02/2017 19:45 Morecambe v Barnet

18/02/2017 15:00 Crawley Town v Morecambe

25/02/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Grimsby Town

28/02/2017 19:45 Portsmouth v Morecambe

04/03/2017 15:00 Blackpool v Morecambe

11/03/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Yeovil Town

14/03/2017 19:45 Morecambe v Newport County

18/03/2017 15:00 Plymouth Argyle v Morecambe

25/03/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Mansfield Town

01/04/2017 15:00 Cheltenham Town v Morecambe

08/04/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Hartlepool United

15/04/2017 15:00 Stevenage v Morecambe

17/04/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Colchester United

22/04/2017 15:00 Exeter City v Morecambe

29/04/2017 15:00 Morecambe v Wycombe Wanderers

06/05/2017 15:00 Luton Town v Morecambe