Trafalgar’s bid to retain their division one title got off to a solid start after a 7-3 win at home to Fylingdales, while there were wins for Traf Reserves, Tennyson Reserves and Heslerton in division two.
Trafalgar 7 (Logan 3, Patterson, Heggarty, Dodson, Jones) Fylingdales 3.
Billy Logan smashed in a second-half hat-trick as reigning champions Traf got their season off to a positive start.
A 25-yard effort from Jamie Patterson and a Nick Heggarty strike had the hosts 2-0 up early on but Dales fought back and levelled things up with two goals before the interval.
Man of the match Logan took centre stage after the break with three goals, while Shaun Dodson and Luke Jones also registered for Liam Salt’s men.
Trafalgar Reserves 10 (R Pinder 4, J Pinder 3, J Wray 2, A Wray) Castle 0.
It was a tale of two sets of siblings as Traf Reserves thrashed Castle.
Rob Pinder led the way with four goals and his younger brother Jack weighed in with a hat-trick.
Not to be outdone, the Wray brothers also got in on the act, Jamie notching a brace and Al Wray also on target.
Dane Ramos was Traf’s star performer, setting up a number of goals from his central midfield berth.
Alma 1 (Clothier) Tennyson Reserves 3 (Allen, Reddy, Martin)
Tennyson Reserves came from behind to pick up a 3-1 win at Alma.
Phil Clothier struck before the break to send the hosts in 1-0 up at half-time.
Tennyson rallied after the resumption and goals from George Allen, Paul Reddy and Adam Martin saw them to victory.
Defender Keith Savage was in great form for Alma.
Ayton 2 (Wallace, McDougall) Heslerton 5 (Thompson 3, Downes, Beech).
David Thompson grabbed a hat-trick for Heslerton as a defensive horror show cost Mark Plumpton’s young Ayton side.
Thompson was joined on the scoresheet by Paul Downes and Josh Beech in a game that the away team led 3-1 at half-time.
A Sam Wallace header just before the interval and a neat finish by John McDougall after Tyson Stubbings sent him clear through on goal were the two bright spots for Ayton.
Goalscorers Thompson and McDougall were their respective sides’ star men.