Sherburn Village WMC showed no mercy to newcomers Guide Post, handing out a 14-1 beating to their Sunderland hosts.
Glenn Hendrix led the way with a six-goal salvo, supported by Alex Hird’s hat-trick and an Andrew Chester brace. Star man Peter Ryder, Chris Brown and Steven Turnbull also got in on the act.
Man of the match Thomas Armbruster fired Guide Post’s consolation.
Seaham New Westlea’s testing start to life in the new league continued with another big defeat, 13-0 at Hartlepool Reserves, who led by the third minute and were 5-0 ahead at half-time
The Westlea lads never gave up, but four-goal Elliott Beddow, Aaron Doyle (3), Dominic Laffin (2), Anthony Readman (2), Sam Harrison and Dom Swinbourne steered Pool home.
Coundon & Leeholme eased to a 10-0 success against Washington AFC, whose top performer was Dylan Phipps.
Paul Bailes fired a hat-trick for Coundon, with Thomas Louden, Morghan Claydon, Ben Trotter, Craig Robson, Derek Wade, Connor Hughes and Wayne Whitfield also on target.
Brandon United Development lost 5-2 at Killingworth YPC.
Durham City Reserves needed extra time to send Felling Magpies packing in the preliminary round of the Durham County Trophy.
Subs Ross Stead and Jamie Kelly both struck twice, backed by efforts from Jeremy Allen and Kyle Patton as City won through 6-3 after 120 minutes, with Josh Thompson man of the match.
In the first round, on November 7, City head to Wearside League outfit Spennymoor Town Reserves.
Oddies succumbed 2-0 at Northern Alliance club Birtley St Joseph’s, with Luke Taylor the visitors’ star man.
Wheatley Hill WMC put up a good fight before losing 1-0 at Wearside League club Wolviston, while Blackhill & Ebchester also went out to Wearside League opposition, with Joe Osbourne’s brace leading Hartlepool home 4-0. Kevin Regan stood out for Blackhill.
Bishop Auckland Reserves finished good 5-2 winners at Teesside League outfit Billingham and next face a tough tie at holders Silksworth CW, from the Wearside League.
Durham FA Trophy, first round draw: Silksworth CW v Bishop Auckland Reserves, Seaham Red Star Reserves v Brandon Utd Development, Coundon & Leeholme v Whickham Sporting, Stockton West End A v Birtley St Joseph’s, Hebburn Reyrolle v Sherburn Village WMC, Spennymoor Town Reserves v Durham City Reserves, Wolviston v Gateshead Rutherford, Hartlepool v Harton & Westoe CW. Ties: November 1