Itis Itis claimed a shock 2-1 win at West Pier to kick off their Scarborough News Sunday League division one season in style, while Newlands, Klosters and Tennyson also earned opening-day successes in the top flight.
West Pier 1 (M Cooper pen) Itis Itis 2 (JP Watson, Marton)
Itis Itis produced the first shock of the new-look Sunday League division one by seeing off Pier on the opening day of the season.
JP Watson’s deflected effort put the visitors in front, his effort evading the grasp of Pier keeper Scott Wardman.
There were few clear-cut chances in the first half, but Pier managed to get on level terms on the stroke of half-time, Luke Midgley was bundled over in the penalty area and Martin Cooper fired home the resultant spot-kick.
The second half was equally close, and it seemed as if the spoils would be shared.
Itis Itis keeper Tom Hicks pulled off a fine save to force a Cameron Dobson lob wide of his goal, but five minutes from time it was the visitors who capped a fine hard-working display with a winner.
Midfielder Mark Oldroyd played Carl Marton through from halfway, and the latter - playing in midfield as opposed to his usual berth at right-back, broke free of his marker and took the ball wide of Wardman before sliding his shot into the net and scooping all three points for Itis Itis.
Centre-back Mikey Pickering was named as the man of the match for the visitors.
Klosters 5 (A Townley, Simpson 2, Davies) Cayton 1 (McAleese
Klosters kicked off their campaign with a fine home win against Cayton, who were in the third division last season.
The home side started well and had the lion’s share of the possession in the first half.
Klosters went 1-0 up after 10 minutes, when a Neil Fryirs free-kick whipped in from the right, Gareth Davies up from the back met it first time.
Jake McAleese curled in the equaliser for the villagers midway through the first half then striker Rich Simpson and central midfielder Ashley Townley both hit braces before half time to make it 5-1 at the break.
Cayton had more of the ball in the second half adn looked like they might pull a goal or two back but some last-ditch defending by Nick Sumpton, Davies and Lee Luntley plus a few saves from Daniel Gregory kept them out.
Ash Townley was the Klosters man of the match, while Mikey Dennis impressed in the Cayton engine room.
Filey Flyers 2 (Haxby, Keable) Tennyson 3 (Fennell 2, K Link)
New recruit Thomas Fennell struck twice to help a new-look Tennyson, formerly known as West Riding, to an edgy victory in the first game in the top flight.
The former Strongwood ace scored both his goals from the edge of the penalty area to put the visitors 2-0 in front, but a cracking 25-yard shot from Tom Haxby gave Flyers, who are the reserve team from last season, a glimmer of hope.
Kieran Link’s superb curling 25-yard free-kick restored Tennyson’s lead in a game which was so relaxed it resembled a pre-season friendly..
Jonny Keable pulled it back to 3-2 for the young Flyers side - the oldest player is only 22 years old - but they could not force a third goal to net a point
Centre-back Matty Whitehall and central midfielder Martyn Ferrey - the second signing Tennyson boss Billy Johnson has made from the now defunct Strongwood side - shared the man-of-the-match award, while Ben Briggs and Max Gage shone in the Flyers engine room.
Newlands 7 (Swales 2, Brown, Freer, Luntley, Bates, R Cooper) Roscoes Bar 0
A Mark Swales double steered Newlands to a home win against Roscoes Bar.
The other scorers for a dominant Newlands were stalwart Hughie Brown, Ryan Cooper, sub Dan Freer, Ben Luntley and Stu Bates.
Youngsters Freer and Jonny Manson impressed for the home side while Carl Hepples was the star man for Roscoes.