NEWLY relegated Amesbury will start their quest to return to the Wessex League Premier Division on Saturday August 4 with a tricky trip to Ringwood Town.

Also in Division One, Laverstock and Ford, who just missed out on promotion last time are away at relegated Petersfield Town.

Meanwhile, Downton start with a home game as they entertain United Services Portsmouth.

In the Premier Division, Bemerton Heath Harlequins open with a home game against Sholing.

In the Wessex League Cup, Laverstock and Ford have a first round tie at home to United Services Portsmouth

At the same stage Bemerton entertain AFC Stoneham and Amesbury travel to Horndean.

In round two, victory for Laverstock earns them a home tie with newly relegated Andover Town.

Amesbury's reward is also a home game with Hamble Club the visitors.

Bemerton have what looks like a tough second round encounter if they win against AFC Stoneham, as they face a visit from Hamworthy United.

Downton have been given a bye into round two and then travel to Andover New Street.

This Saturday, Downton are in pre-season action away at Calne Town and then on Thursday they are at home to Weymouth.