Silksworth Catholic Club marked their Third Division debut with an 8-3 victory at The Dolphin.
Darren Davie and Daniel Pattison both grabbed hat-tricks, then Brent Brooke and Edward Wood finished the rout. Sluggish Dolphin had Jon Wardle (2) and Karl Hodgson on target.
New boys Grange Park ran out convincing 7-2 winners over The Park.
Man of the match Shaun Fisk hit a treble, backed by Rob Burnell (2) and brothers Liam and Ryan Grimes. Aiden King replied with a double, with Brad Wilson star man for The Park.
Park View played out of their skin to grab three precious points, which were hard to come by last season.
Daniel Nkemjika, Robert Robson, David Brown, Reece Benson (2) and Jack Callaghan secured a 6-1 win at Railway Tavern, with Lewis Forrest responding.
Thomas Jones stood out for View, with Chris Cooke best for Railway.
Michael Mather (2), Howell and Padget struck for TC in a 4-4 draw with Penshaw CC. Kristofer Kane, James Barrass and a double from star man Andrew Hayden earned Penshaw a point.
Matthew McKenzie was TC’s top performer.
Mason Green, Lee Patton and Paul Jackson were Ryhope New Railway’s heroes, rescuing a point after trailing 3-0 to Westmount, who were kicking themselves after losing an impressive lead.
Title favourites Millfield Oddies suffered a surprise 3-1 defeat at Wearmouth CW Juniors.
Richard Lee’s goal and two fine efforts from Craig Williams did the damaage, while Ganley replied with a bullet header.
A single Callum Hutchinson goal was all it took for Millfield Free Gardeners to overcome plucky Wear United. Matty Ayre shone for Gardeners, with Sam Wade star man for United.
SR Dons earned a hard-fought win over reigning champions Farrindon ISL on the first day of the Premier Division season.
Michael Laws and Craig Watson scored the decisive goals, with Page replying.
George McCain’s brace had Silksworth Paragon cruising against new boys O’Brien Waste Recycling.
But the hosts kept battling and O’Neill replied before Gash Brazier volleyed home from three yards in the dying seconds to grab a 2-2 draw.
Hylton Castle TWR started with a convincing 6-2 win over The Ashbrooke.
Star man Callum Hodgson grabbed a treble, followed by goals from Tom Callaghan, Kevin Huntrod and sub Liam Laidler. Neal Atkinson and Andrew Gale reduced the deficit.
Premier new boys Farringdon Detached earned an opening-day point against experienced RCA Grangetown Florists.
David Stevens and Jake Baker struck for Detached, but RCA hit back through Gareth Hill and Scott Kelly. Fraser Lough was outstanding for Farra.
Southwick have risen like a phoenix from the flames after they were on the brink of extinction within hours of the league starting.
But the notorious Shaun McGregor signed to take the team on and he got off to a winning start after sinking Ryhope Foresters 1-0 away, James Mitchell grabbing the decisive goals.
TS Potters started their title hunt with a solid 3-0 win over the reformed Myers.
Danny and Kieron Martin both found the net and the dancing bin man, John Coomber, fired the third.