HOUNSLOW Wanderers have been promoted to the Middlesex County League Premier - but have had to leave the borough.
Wanderers, dubbed The Purple Haze, finished second in Division One (West) last season, behind only North Kensington.
There was uncertainty as to whether they would be allowed promotion as the Premier Division had strict ground-grading requirements, like roped-off pitches, separate changing rooms and a room for match-day officials.
They had been playing at the Conquest Club in Wood Lane, which has gone downhill since it hosted senior football when Hounslow Borough played there.
Wanderers will now move to Hillingdon Athletics Stadium, behind Uxbridge Cricket Club, 10 miles away from their former home.
It will be a first-ever spell in the Premier for Wanderers, who have played in Division One since joining the league eight years ago.
The club is only 15 years old and previously plied its trade in the Hounslow & District League and West Middlesex Combination.
It joins a Premier Division which has lost one Hounslow-based team in Bedfont Sports, promoted to the Combined Counties League.
But they will lock horns with two Osterley-based sides, Indian Gymkhana, who were champions two years ago, and FC Deportivo Galicia, who have been handed a reprieve from relegation.
A number of Hounslow-based clubs are among the ones new to the league.
Chiswick Homefields join from the London Commercial League, where they finished second last season behind British Airways, and go into Division One (West).
Also joining are Hanworth Sports, who last season were Bedfont Green's U18s, and Longford Athletic.