Truro City defender Barry McConnell says he is expecting a tough opening match as the White Tigers travel to Chelmsford City on Saturday.
The club will be making their debut in the Blue Square Bet South after winning the Southern League last season.
"They've been up the top of the Conference South for the last three or four years so it's going to be a tough opener," he told BBC Radio Cornwall.
"We just want to do ourselves justice," added the former Exeter City player.
But he says the club's experience against Chelsmford City in the FA Trophy in 2009 will stand them in good stead.