Newly-promoted Black Boy were welcomed to Glasswells St Edmundsbury League Division One with a 4-0 defeat to Barons on Saturday, writes Bill Tinkler.
All of Barons’ goals came in the first half, with Ryuichi Kawaguchi and Ben Tooke bagging a brace apiece.
Fellow Division One new boys — and reigning Division Two champions — RF Saints came out 3-2 winners over Gardboldisham.
Craig Jackson’s double and Laine Norton’s solitary strike were enough for the Saints, although Warren Williams and Rob Seevey netted for Garby.
Coddenham Athletic had a tough baptism in the league with an away game against a very strong St Edmunds 1965 side, going down 4-0.
Owen Manning (two), Sam Whiting and Liam Hume were the Saints’ scorers.
Six goals were shared when Ram Meadow entertained new-look Westbury United at the Heath.
Andy Dennington, Justin Nunn and Jordan House scored for Westbury, while Jay Utting, Justin Farrow and John MacGlinn netted for the Ram.
In Division Two, new boys AFC Hoxne A got off to a good start when they defeated Bury Rovers at their Hartismere School ground.
Ricky Cobb and Louis Lowery (two) netted for Hoxne and Tim Hodge scored for Rovers.
Wortham were in town for a fixture against another new side Bury Wanderers, who play their games at the Symonds Road pitch, and returned up the A143 with a 7-1 victory.
Alan Boon hit a hat-trick, there were two own goals and a strike each from Tom Mayhew and Ash Taylor. Liam Mottram scored for the Wanderers.
Walsham-le-Willows B — another new side — lost 8-1 to Elephant and Castle, with the Trunk’s goals coming from Liam Green (six), Sam Deeming and Dane Fox. Darren Dowds netted for Walsham.
Ram Meadow Reserves hit top form at the Heath to defeat Beck Row Reserves 9-1.
Nathan Head (four), Simon Gay (two), substitute Charlie Eastdown (two) and Gareth Holland scored for the Ram, while Martin James netted Beck Row’s consolation.