LIAM CRAZE scored from a free kick to get Ilfracombe Town off the mark in the Toolstation Western League.
Craze, the summer signing from North Molton, struck direct from a set piece in the second half to give his new side a 1-0 win over Hengrove Athletic at Marlborough Park this afternoon.
Another new recruit, former Boca Seniors defender Lewis Ovey, was man of the match as Combe earned a first clean sheet of the season.
It was also a first win in the Premier Division for Ilfracombe who had lost their opening two league games but won two cup ties in the past week.
Frank Paxton, sent on from the bench in place of his brother Stan in the second half, went close with a couple of headers but Ilfracombe could not add to their lead.
They are at home again on Tuesday night when Street visit (7.45pm).