Carlsberg South West Peninsula League Premier Division side Newquay go in to their much-awaited Cornwall Senior Cup second-round tie at deadly rivals Godolphin Atlantic with a temporary management team after parting company with Alan Carey.
Carey's tenure at Mount Wise lasted less than six months but the Peppermints have been on a downward slope in the past eight weeks in which they have won once in ten league and cup games.
Acting Newquay chairman Graham Hearnshaw said: "Certain club criteria procedures had not been fully implemented and a change of direction was needed. The club would like to thank Alan for his efforts this season."
The Peppermints travel the short distance to Godolphin Way with Sean Middleton and Ross McOnie in charge for a game in which they, on current form, will be underdogs.
G's boss Derek Martin will be aware that form very often goes out of the window in local derbies although he will be demanding his side bounce back from consecutive 3-1 defeats at Ivybridge and Saltash.
There are two more all-Peninsula Premier ties today with Launceston entertaining Falmouth Town, with the visitors endeavouring to end a run of six games without a win against the Clarets who have won their last five games.
Torpoint Athletic have lost the services of winger John Wyatt, who is likely to be sidelined for a few weeks with a hamstring injury, for the visit of Camelford to The Mill.
Helston were beaten finalists last season, holding Bodmin to a goalless draw before going down 4-3, after extra time, in the replay.
The Division One West outfit begin this season's competition with a tricky tie away to Premier side St Blazey.
The Premier's bottom club, Liskeard, will have to be on their guard for the visit of West outfit Penzance as the Magpies have accounted for Newquay in the Throgmorton Cup.
Liskeard add the experience of Roger Bonaparte and Roger Quaintance to their squad.
St Austell's new managerial team will be hoping for their first win when West side Perranporth visit Poltair Park.
Callington Town have Liam Dart away on a coaching course as they prepare for a visit from Penryn while Dobwalls have tempted Sam Hill back from Launceston to join the squad that will take on Truro City at Lantoom Park.
St Dennis host Bude and Mousehole travel to Sticker while Foxhole Stars have an awkward trip to high-riding Cornwall Combination side Ludgvan and Mullion visit Wadebridge.