Dicks to face ex-Hammers team-mate Gale as part of Swifts’ pre-season programme

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By JAMES COLASANTI

SWIFTS boss Julian Dicks will come up against his former West Ham team-mate Tony Gale in Heybridge’s final pre-season game.

Gale, 59, is Walton Casuals chairman and will bring his Evo-Stik Southern Prem side to the Aspen Waite Arena on Saturday, August 3, for a 3pm kick-off.

Swifts will kick-off their summer programme with a trip to Essex Senior League side Walthamstow on Saturday, July 13, in a game which gets underway at 3pm.

And on the following two Saturdays there will be 3pm kick-offs at home against Thurlow Nunn Premier FC Clacton (July 20) and Bostik South East East Grinstead (July 27).