FC Soba’s first competitive game went smoothly as they strolled to an 8-0 win at Scalby Reserves.
Mike Keld’s men are huge favourites to win promotion in their first season and they looked every inch title contenders as they found goals easy to come by.
Matty Turner smashed in a hat-trick while their other goals came courtesy of Ben Harrison, Georgie Rose, Zak Poole, Kyle Surry and Liam Vasey.
Boss Keld named Ben Mason as his man of the match for a solid performance at left back.
Relegated Snainton are another team expected to be up there at the end of the season and they won 4-2 at home to Whitby RUFC.
Rob Holt , Kev Craig, Paul Nock and Liam Cummings got their names on the score-sheet for Danny I’Anson’s side.
Falsgrave cruised to a 6-0 win at Seamer Reserves as Paul Brady and Richard Tolliday both netted a brace apiece.
New signing Nick Ellis managed to get on the score-sheet with the goal of the game when he headed home a perfectly weighted cross from Tolliday past the keeper.
Mikey Anderson rounded off the scoring for Billy-Jo Johnson’s men.
Ayton Reserves were unlucky to lose 4-2 at FC Filey.
They went 1-0 up through Jedd Ward but fell 3-1 behind. Danny Bywater’s goal made it 3-2 but a defensive mix-up cost them dearly and Filey made it 4-2.
Dave Gaddass praised the efforts of his Westover Wasps Reserves side after they won 3-2 against newcomers Sleights.
Howard Dickinson got their first and a Paul Remmer double sealed their win.
Cayton Reserves, relegated from division two last season, managed to secure a reasonably comfortable 6-2 home success against Ganton.
Last Year’s runners-upin division one West Pier had to work hard for their three points against a tough Westover Wasps outfit.
Isaac Sands put Chris Townsend’s Westover side 1-0 up with a superb lob over keeper Scott Wardman.
Pier levelled things up after 25 minutes when poor defending let the impressive Steve Dorey in to volley home.
Dorey was at it again moments later when he put Tommy Barker through on goal with a slide-rule pass and Barker finished neatly to give Pier a 2-1 lead going into the half-time break.
James Wardle was on hand at the back stick to tap home after a scramble in the box to make it 3-1 on the hour mark, but as they proved on numerous occasions last season, Westover don’t roll over and they battled back admirably.
Sands lobbed Wardman again to make it 3-2 and when Pier failed to clear their lines, Jonno Lorains fired in from the edge of the box to make things all even.
Pier must have thought that it wasn’t going to be their day when Luke Chambers, who had an inspired game in the Westover net, saved a weak Neil Thomas penalty after Phil Meads had impeded Ronnie Lamb in the area.
But Lamb managed to keep his cool and passed the ball into the back of the net to make it 4-3 and secure the points for Pier.
Matthew Scott got off to a superb start as manager of Scalby as they picked up a superb 4-0 win at Cayton.
Scalby were ahead when Danny Gregory’s corner was headed home by Tommy Gray.
They doubled their lead when Adam Stride produced a stunning free-kick that keeper Sam Colling couldn’t keep out.
Sub Carl Townley made it 3-0 when he rounded the keeper to score and Stride scored the goal of the game when the stroked home after a neat interchange with Ashley Townley on the edge of the area.
Shaun Mancrief’s Newlands Park side picked up three points from their trip to Filey Town.
Newlands had to battle back from a 2-0 half-time deficit to take the win as goals from debutant Eric Hall, Alex Sheader and sub Matthew Shone helped them to the three points and a huge win in their bid to win the title.
Michael Wilson and Jamie Gallagher were in fine form for Mancrief’s men.
The two promoted sides met as Fishburn Park hosted John Reed’s Ryedale.
Ryedale were the victors as they cruised to a 4-1 win.
Adam Hornby put them 1-0 up with a neat finish, but Park levelled things up on the stroke of half-time.
But the second half belonged to Ryedale as goals from Terry Davidson, Heath Brown and Hornby’s second of the game secured them the win.
Ayton came out on top of their encounter away at Hunmanby United.
Chris McNeil, who took over the reins at the Wilson’s Lane club from Tony Ross over the summer, saw his side take the lead when Howard Carter netted.
Hunmanby battled back to take a 2-1 lead, but late strikes from John Bateman and a Darren Clough penalty after he was brought down himself sealed their win.
Whitby Fishermen’s Society continued their impressive start to life in the Scarborough & District Leagues with an 8-0 thrashing of Eastfield St James Reserves.
Mark Storr’s men smashed their way through the third division last season, tasting cup success on their way, and they started life in division two in similar fashion as Karl Storr’s (pictured below) hat-trick had them 3-0 up at half-time.
A Sam Bailey brace and further goals from man of the match Steve Swales, Mark Swales, John Barlow secured the Whitby side a comfortable win.
Filey Town Reserves and Newlands Park Reserves shared the spoils after an eight-goal thriller.
Newlands’ star man was Sam Chambers, who managed to find the back of the net twice, while further goals from Stevie Boyes and Kile Fields meant that both sides had to be content with a point.
Matty Dawson’s Seamer side will be looking to challenge at the top of the table this season.
They picked up maximum points on the opening day of the season with a 4-0 win at home to West Pier Reserves.
Scores were level at 0-0 at half-time, but Paul Mills netted just after the interval to make it 1-0 to the home side and they never looked back.
Gary Lawton then took centre stage, firing in twice to put Seamer in control before Chris Hannam completed the scoring from 25-yards out.
Sam Smart was particularly impressive for the home side.
Joe Logan’s tenure as FC Rosette manager got away to a flier as they beat relegated side Flixton 5-2.
Goals from Alex Wray, Jamie Wray, Danny Thompson and two own goals helped the home side to their victory.
Flixton’s goals came courtesy of Ian Laing and Jon-Paul Watson.
Player-boss Logan and Alex Wray were in superb form for Rosette.
Promoted Nelson did everything but find the net at Rillington Athletic.
Kev Creelman’s men missed a host of chances and fell to a 2-0 defeat.