LYME Regis start life in division two of the Devon & Exeter League this Saturday and chairman Howard Larcombe is intrigued to see how his club will fare following last season’s promotion.

The Seasiders start the 2015/16 campaign at home against East Budleigh (3pm), another side new to the division after their relegation in the spring.

Larcombe has seen a few changes in the squad over the summer, with Rhys Hayter’s return to Lyme the main addition to boss Tim Edwards’ ranks.

And while Hayter, who played for the youth team before going to Bridport, is back at Davey Fort, keeper Lee Cleal has moved the other way and Kieren White is now with Sidmouth Town.

Reflecting on Lyme’s pre-season and casting an eye over what lies ahead, Larcombe said: “The first team won all five of their pre-season friendlies so it has gone well.

“But we know they won’t count for anything if we don’t get a good result on Saturday. There are exciting times at the club and everyone is looking forward to the new season.

“It’s a job to know how we will do at the moment, probably after four or five games we’ll get a feel of the standard.”

He added: “The club is in good shape and it has had a makeover during the summer.”

Now in Devon & Exeter League Division Seven, Lyme’s reserves kick-off at Tivvy Park Rangers on Saturday (3pm) then host Seaton Town’s reserves next Tuesday (6.30pm).

Meanwhile, Lyme Bantams get their Perry Street Premier Division season underway on September 2.