BABBACOMBE Corinthians have secured a new home pitch as they move up to Division Two.
Corries will play at Barton Downs marking the end of the club's long-standing association with Stoodley Knowle, after a hole opened up on the pitch.
"It's a shame," said manager Pete Whitelegg, who has steered the club to back-to-back promotions.
"Ever since I've been involved with local football, which is 35-40 years, we have been there, but we were homeless last season so managed to get Hele's old pitch."
Their first guests will be none other than long-term rivals Foxhole United, the side who pipped them to the Ronald Cup last season.
"We've got a tough start," said Whitelegg, who will be assisted by Pete Milden, "but we have only lost one major player."
That player is Corries' player of the year and Ronald Cup final scorer Zac Gleeson, who has emigrated.
Shane Shobbrook of Kingskerswell and Chelston has joined the fold and Whitelegg hopes that with one or two more signings they will be a threat again this season.
Upton Athletic Reserves will be managed by Andrew Woodward, as they look to continue last season's division winning form, while Lidstone Cup finalists Harbertonford have appointed Steve Towl as manager as they try again for promotion.