HONEYBOURNE Gate Inn started their Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One campaign in fine style with a four-goal win over promoted Eckington.
With several new signings, Honeybourne are looking to mount a serious challenge, with their goals in this clash coming from Brookes (2), Sherry and Mills.
Champions Bretforton Old Boys needed two late goals to earn a draw at Evesham WMC, the Workies scored through Goodall, Grady and Rowley with Brown, Gayton and Malins replying for Old Boys.
Pinvin United came from behind to defeat Broadway United with goals from Fletcher, Izod, Shepherd and Hemming. Doubles from Tye and Collins saw Mickleton Rangers off to a winning start at Defford/Besford United for whom Mountain scored twice.
In Division Two, a lastminute Brain strike earned Fladbury Athletic the points at AC Olympia.
Tesco United hit nine against newcomers Apperley & Tewkesbury Dynamos with Scrivens, Steele and Sutherland all scoring twice.
A Gary Dyke treble helped Gardeners Arms make a good start in Division Three with victory over Tewkesbury Town, In Division Four, Anchor Harriers were the days top scorers with 11 against Campden/ Ebrington Utd, Heritage (2) and Quantrell (2) among the scorers.
Dragons hit nine without reply at Sun Inn.