Dawdon Welfare Park and Peterlee Helford United are setting the early pace in the Premier Division, with three wins out of three.
Dawdon enjoyed a comfortable 3-0 win against Seaham The George thanks to goals from Price, Atkinson and Andrew Beer. Adam Wilson starred in vain for George.
Helford, top on goal difference, took their goals tally to 19 by hammering Easington Lane WMC 7-0, Gary Shaw notching a hat-trick, while Dan Reeves, John Pyle, Daryl Evans and sub Joe Bell also scored.
Two goals from Carl Thomas, plus strikes from star man Ryan Martin and Elliott Hughes, paved the way for Murton Park View to beat Hetton the Tuns 4-1, with Daryl Robinson firing the consolation. Chris Hughes impressed in defeat for battling Tuns.
Horden CW Supporters had to work hard for their 2-0 victory over Easington CIU, with Jonathan Monaghan and John Williams on target.
Jake Slater starred for CIU, with Rob Mawson best for the visitors.
In the First Division, Easington Welfare head the table with 10 points from four matches, following a comfortable 6-0 win against Seaham Phoenix.
Joe Taboun’s hat-trick was backed by Graham Ball, James Pittam and substitute Ian Rickaby. Andrew Turner starred, with Josh Elliott best for the home side.
Shotton Builders Warehouse are a point behind Welfare after thumping Easington Southside 6-1, with a brace from Karl Garside supported by Craig Woodward, Liam Beeston, Liam Atchison and Tony Hewitt. Kieran Purvis, outstanding throughout, fired Southside’s reply.
South Hetton Cricket Club edged home 4-3 against Easington HMS Victory, with Richard Coleman, Alan Curl, Damien Hope and Liam Watson all on target. Ryan Douglas (2) and Michael Stuart had Victory two goals up at one point.
Another close game saw Josh Brown, Paul Wilkinson and Kieran Naylor help Trimdon Colliery Royal Albion overcome Wingate Grange 3-2 in an entertaining clash, with Simon Hall hitting both consolations.
Peterlee Catholic Club are in the bottom three after losing 3-0 to Hetton Social Club, whose marksmen were Nathan Fannan, Gary Medd and sub Andrew Gelson.
Man of the match Adam Barrass ran the show for Hetton, while Paul Wintrip was top man for Catholic.
Horden Cricket Club, formerly Horden Comrades and relegated from the Premier Division last season, are now bottom of the table after a goal from Liam Rouse was nowhere near enough in their humiliating 9-1 defeat against FC Peterlee Moorcock.
Steve Brown notched a four-timer for Moorcock, while Martin Dunn and man of the match Adam Broom each scored twice and Michael Ridley made it nine.
David Allen starred in vain for the well-beaten cricketers.
In the Second Division, Murton New Hesledon, thanks to goals from Dave Parry, Aaron Dodds and Ian Craggs, finished all square, 3-3, against New Seaham Mallard, who had Shaun Hogan (2) and sub John Heath on target.
Jordan Vout was New Hesledon’s star man, with Michael Taylor best for Mallard.
NSCC stayed in the top three after emphatically beating Hetton Fox and Hounds 10-1.
Doubles from Robbie Brown and Jonathan Roberts were backed by strikes from Martin Hall, Andrew Readymarcher, Lee Elliott, Lee Chapman, Jack Deighton and Kevin McGhin.
Acre Rigg SC had Chris Collings and Daniel Hall on target in a 4-2 defeat to new front-runners Seaham Marlborough, who had Adam Hepple sent off.
Liam Gill (2), Andy Black and man of the match Chris Dormand notched for impressive Marlborough. Adam Pearn was Rigg’s stand-out performer.
Goals from Scott French, Ben Davies and Arthur Dolan helped Haswell Oddfellows Arms to pip Peterlee Central Club 3-2, with Anthony Cairns and Kevin Spanton responding.
Lee Sennett shone for Central, while Carl Stephenson was the top performer for Oddfellows.
Most clubs are involved in the first preliminary round of the Durham County Sunday Cup tomorrow.