West Riding Reserves 3 (Sygrove 3) Newlands Reserves 7 (McHale 2, Matla 2, Flisnik 2, Bajor)
Newlands Reserves battled back from 2-0 down to get their third division campaign off to a cracking start at Filey Community Sports Club.
A Gareth Sygrove double put the home side in charge, but the visitors levelled to make it 2-2 at the interval.
Sygrove completed his hat-trick to put the hosts back in front, but two goals in the 50th and 55th minutes respectively put Newlands in front and Richard Taylor’s side never looked back after this stage, banging in three more goals to secure the three-point haul.
Polish striker Mteusz Matla scored a brace for Newlands, with his fellow countryman Jakib Flisnik also bagging two from left-midfield and central midfielder Connor McHale, who was man of the match, the third visiting player to score twice. Pole Lukasz Bajor completed the scoring for the visitors.
The pick of the bunch was McHale’s opening goal, a thumping strike from 50 yards out.
Commercial 6 (Fowler 3, Lincoln, Youngson, Thickett) Castle 0
A first-half hat-trick from Jamie Fowler paved the way for a comfortable victory for Geoff Osguthorpe’s 6-0 home win against Castle.
Fowler’s opener came via a scuffed shot after new recruit Rob Ward’s long throw, his second was a neat finish and his third a powerful effort from an acute angle.
Sixteen-year-old Macauley Youngson made it 4-0 early in the second half to cap a man of the match display, with headers from sub Stu Lincoln and Adam Thickett completing the scoring.
Central midfielder Andy Jenkinson was the Castle man of the match.
Scarborough Sports 1 Whitby Wanderers 5 (Ross 4, Brennan)
The Wanderers made a winning start to their campaign thanks to a four-goal salvo by Steven Ross.
Whitby scored first through Ross after latching onto a throughball.
The hosts equalised with a cool finish after a long pass.
Lee Brennan made it 2-1 from a Ross cross, and the latter Ross made it three from a corner.
After the interval, Ross scored two more on the counter attack, the first a driven finish and his fourth a lob over the onrushing keeper.