Shrimps away to Hartlepool on opening day

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley

Morecambe boss Jim Bentley

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Morecambe will kick-off the new 2015/16 League Two season with an away trip to Hartlepool United on August 8.

The Shrimps will travel to Victoria Park hoping to get off to a winning start with victory over Ronnie Moore’s men.

A week later an enticing derby encounter against Accrington Stanley – a team they have never beaten in a league fixture – is their first home game.

And three days later, the first midweek league fixture of the season will see Wycombe Wanderers visit the Globe Arena.

The opening fortnight of the season will be rounded off by a trip to Fratton Park to take on former Premier League outfit Portsmouth.

Jim Bentley’s men will be targeting a fast start like they did last year when they won their opening four games of the season to top the table.

Morecambe’s first clash against a newly promoted team will be in early October when they entertain Conference play-off winners Bristol Rovers.

Over the Christmas and New Year period, Morecambe will entertain Mansfield Town on Boxing Day, before travelling to Notts County – relegated from League One – two days later.

A visit to Adams Park to face Wycombe will be the club’s first game of 2016 on January 2.

On Saturday, March 26, Morecambe are scheduled to host Plymouth Argyle at the Globe Arena, before travelling to old foes Dagenham and Redbridge two days later on Easter Monday.

The return derby clash against Accrington Stanley at the Crown Ground is on April 16.

Morecambe will round the season off with a home clash against York City on May 7.

08/08/2015 15:00 Hartlepool United v Morecambe

15/08/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Accrington Stanley

18/08/2015 19:45 Morecambe v Wycombe Wanderers

22/08/2015 15:00 Portsmouth v Morecambe

29/08/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Notts. County

05/09/2015 15:00 Yeovil Town v Morecambe

12/09/2015 15:00 Newport County v Morecambe

19/09/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Northampton Town

26/09/2015 15:00 Oxford United v Morecambe

29/09/2015 19:45 Morecambe v Luton Town

03/10/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Bristol Rovers

10/10/2015 15:00 Carlisle United v Morecambe

17/10/2015 15:00 A.F.C. Wimbledon v Morecambe

20/10/2015 19:45 Morecambe v Crawley Town

24/10/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Leyton Orient

31/10/2015 15:00 Plymouth Argyle v Morecambe

14/11/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Dagenham & Redbridge

21/11/2015 15:00 Barnet v Morecambe

24/11/2015 19:45 Morecambe v Cambridge United

28/11/2015 15:00 Stevenage v Morecambe

12/12/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Exeter City

19/12/2015 15:00 York City v Morecambe

26/12/2015 15:00 Morecambe v Mansfield Town

28/12/2015 15:00 Notts. County v Morecambe

02/01/2016 15:00 Wycombe Wanderers v Morecambe

09/01/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Portsmouth

16/01/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Yeovil Town

23/01/2016 15:00 Northampton Town v Morecambe

30/01/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Newport County

06/02/2016 15:00 Mansfield Town v Morecambe

13/02/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Oxford United

20/02/2016 15:00 Bristol Rovers v Morecambe

27/02/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Carlisle United

01/03/2016 19:45 Luton Town v Morecambe

05/03/2016 15:00 Crawley Town v Morecambe

12/03/2016 15:00 Morecambe v A.F.C. Wimbledon

19/03/2016 15:00 Leyton Orient v Morecambe

26/03/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Plymouth Argyle

28/03/2016 15:00 Dagenham & Redbridge v Morecambe

02/04/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Barnet

09/04/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Hartlepool United

16/04/2016 15:00 Accrington Stanley v Morecambe

19/04/2016 19:45 Cambridge United v Morecambe

23/04/2016 15:00 Morecambe v Stevenage

30/04/2016 15:00 Exeter City v Morecambe

07/05/2016 15:00 Morecambe v York City