Division one champions West Pier suffered a 3-2 defeat at home to Newlands, while promoted Shakespeare were on form to beat itis itis in division two.
West Pier 2 (M Cooper, Wood) Newlands 3 (Gallagher, Mancrief, Josh Hakings (pen))
Last season’s first division champions West Pier went down 3-2 at home to Newlands.
Jamie Gallagher struck after 20 minutes to put Newlands ahead and the visitors held on to their advantage until half-time.
Paddy Mancrief’s first-time effort made it 2-0 before Josh Hakings converted from the penalty spot to leave Joe Hakings’ side in full control.
Pier staged a late fight back and two goals in 10 minutes from Martin Cooper and Travis Wood set up a tense finale.
Tom Hicken and Tommy Barker both came close to earning Pier a share of the spoils late on but Newlands held firm to claim maximum points.
Striker Stuart Bates was named Newlands’ man of the match.
Strongwood 5 (Ferrey 2, Purvis, Dawson, Carter) Hunmanby Hornets 4 (Hall 2, Rees, R Baldry)
Strongwood picked up their first points of the 2012/13 campaign as they came out on top of a nine-goal thriller at home to Hunmanby Hornets.
Martyn Ferrey bagged a brace for the home side, while Luke Purvis, Matty Dawson and Josh Carter were also on target in a game that Strongwood led 3-0 at one point.
Two Eric Hall goals either side of a strike from Tom Rees capped a superb fight back by the Hornets which saw them draw level at 3-3 mid-way through the second half.
However, Strongwood recovered and moved 5-3 in front and although Ryan Baldry found the net for Hunmanby late on it proved to be too little too late for the visitors.
The versatile Baldry - who started the game in goal before moving to centre-half after the interval - was named as Hornets’ star man, while Jamie Hartley stood out for the victors.
Trafalgar 3 (Exley 2, Dove) Klosters 0
Sean Exley notched a double as Trafalgar saw off Klosters by a 3-0 scoreline.
Klosters started brightly but lost Ashley Townley to a dislocated finger in the 35th minute and moments later Traf took the lead when Exley pounced from close-range.
Exley extended the home side’s lead 10 minutes after the half-time break and a Chris Dove effort in the 89th minute rounded off the win for Liam Salt’s charges.
Substitute Dean Craig impressed for Trafalgar while Sammy Garnett and Gareth Davies were in good form for the visitors.
itis-itis 2 (Hobson, Wood) Shakespeare 6 (Barker 3, Patterson (pen), Hawkes, Jon Cairns)
Second division title favourites Shakespeare got their season underway with a 6-2 win on the road at itis-itis.
Matty Hobson fired itis-itis into a 10th-minute lead before Jamie Patterson’s penalty restored parity.
Mike Barker moved the visitors ahead before Gavin Wood headed home to send the sides in at the break on level terms.
The second half belonged to Shakespeare with Barker completing his hat-trick and Robbie Hawkes and Jon Cairns also finding the back of the hosts’ net.
Stand-in Shakespeare boss, Dane Ramos, said: “Our back three were outstanding today as well as midfielder Tom Scales.”
itis-itis boss Hobson added: “Shakespeare were the better side and deserved the win. We managed to keep them at bay for a while but eventually they just started coming through us.
“I was pleased with the way we kept going until the end though.”
Ayton 2 (Craven, Prentice) Sun Inn 6 (A Wray 3, Hadrick, J Wray, Sutton)
Sun Inn were another side who picked up a 6-2 win away from home as they eased past Mark Plumpton’s young Ayton side.
First-half goals from Al Wray, Martin Hadrick and Jamie Wray saw Sun establish a three-goal lead.
Two minutes before half-time Mark Craven gave Ayton hope when he spotted Sean Pinder off his line and lobbed the ball home from distance.
Al Wray restored Sun’s three-goal advantage just before the hour mark but Niall Prentice hit back for the hosts shortly afterwards.
Al Wray completed his hat-trick late on to make the game safe and Lee Sutton added a sixth in the closing stages.
Hat-trick hero Wray was Sun’s star performer while Danny Stevens was the pick of the Ayton players.
West Riding 1 (Garton O.G.) West Pier Reserves 0
West Riding edged past West Pier Reserves in a closely-fought encounter.
The only goal of the game arrived after 20 minutes when Rich Tolliday’s cross was deflected into his own net by Pier defender Richard Garton.
The visitors created plenty of chances to draw level but were left frustrated by an inspired goalkeeping performance by Richard Curtis.
West Riding boss, Billy Johnson, said: “We didn’t deserve to win the game, we were not anywhere near our best.
“Rich Curtis made three brilliant saves in the last five minutes to keep us ahead.
“Curtis and our man of the match Daniel Marston both played really well.”