Easington Lane WMC romped to a superb 6-1 opening-day Division One triumph at Easington Southside.
Doubles from Kevin Wear and Stephen Francis led the way for Lane, supported by efforts from Scott Henderson and sub Jai Young. John Quarmby stood out for the visitors.
Star man Luke Barnes struck Southside’s consolation.
Easington Welfare cruised to a 5-0 home win, demolishing Wingate Plough Inn 5-0.
Four-goal star man Joe Taboun stole the show, with Josh Lincoln also netting. Keeper Dan Davies was outstanding for Plough.
South Hetton Cricket Club were outgunned 7-2 at Peterlee Oaklands, who had seven different marksmen.
Nathan O’Neill, Liam Owen, Martin Mason, Ben Crake, Thomas Gillings, star man Liam Atchison and keeper Robert Clerihew all notched.
Keeper Adam Wood shone as Seaham Marlborough pipped Hetton Social 3-2, courtesy of strikes from Adam Hepple, Anthony Watson and Thomas Ferguson.
Murton New Hesledon were good 4-2 victors at Wingate Grange, for whom Simon Hall and an own goal provided consolations.
Liam Jones, David Parry and Anthony Cook (2) guided Hesledon through, with Kevin Alderson man of the match.
Murton Colliery made a winning start to the Premier Division season, edging home 2-1 against Shotton Comrades.
Colliery, known as Murton Park View last season, relied on goals from man of the match Barry Frost and Martyn Brown, with Jak Hanson on target for Comrades. Tony Hewitt was the visitors’ star man.
Horden CW Supporters opened their campaign with a close-fought 3-2 victory at Easington HMS Victory.
Jonathan Monaghan, Charlie Salicki and sub Jack Pounder grabbed the crucial goals, with Craig Harbord man of the match.
Rob Huntley notched for Easington CIU, but they succumbed 2-1 at Peterlee Catholic Club, despite an inspired display from keeper Adam Jackson.
Luke Wallace and Scott Brown struck for Catholic, whose top man was Jack Monaghan.
Peterlee Helford United handed out an 8-1 beating to visitors Seaham The George, who had sub Darren Ruddock on the scoresheet and Adam Wilson as man of the match.
Gary Shaw had a day to savour for Helford, hitting a double hat-trick, with Karl Garside and sub Philip Hickman also on target.
In Division Two, newcomers Grangetown WMC shared the spoils with Acre Rigg SC in a 5-5 thriller which saw both sides reduced to 10 men.
Jack Barnes hit a brilliant treble for Grangetown, with Rob Cummings and Gareth Johnson also netting.
Chris Collings (2), Graeme Coxon, Matty Pattinson and Graham Hornsby struck for Rigg.
New Seaham Westlea drew 3-3 with Seaham Parkside in an entertaining derby.
Josh Elliott (2) and Alex Hutchinson struck for Westlea, but Matthew Mustard fired a clinical treble for Parkside.
Hetton Fox and Hounds sealed a fine 4-2 success at newcomers Sherburn United, who had Chris Kilgour and Adam Phillips on target.
Two-goal Jeffery Oseni, Daniel Robson and Michael Brunning steered Hetton home.
Michael Coates and David Kember secured a 2-1 win for Peterlee Hearts at Haswell Oddfellows Arms, with Steven Freeman starring.
Scott French struck for Oddfellows, whose top man was Callum Price.
Man of the match Aaron Watson’s brace helped Horden Cricket Club overwhelm Peterlee Central Club 7-1.
Kyle Johns, Shaun Bentley, David Allen, Daniel Gethings and an own goal made it seven, with Anthony Cairns responding. Ryan Lamb was the pick for Central.