With no less than four seventeen year olds in their ranks, Ballymoney United left Planters Park empty handed on the end of a 4-0 defeat at the hands of newcomers Dollingstown.
Ritchie Thompson jinked his way into the box before firing into the net for number one and just before half time he doubled the lead when put through by Jordan Gibson.
On the hour mark the game was put beyond doubt when Adam Walker fired home a superb goal from the edge of the box and in the final minute Neil Clydesdale hammered home goal number four.
Six points from nine and a great start for Gary Duke’s men who have yet to travel in this year’s campaign.
Queen’s University’s early pressure at home to Tobermore United was rewarded after 17 minutes when Paul McDonald headed the ball back across goal from a left wing corner for Connor Mulholland to score.
Minutes later Sean Walsh side footed home a Mulholland cross and it was three as Mulholland’s ambitious overhead kick found Lavery who trickled the ball into the net. Trevor Parkhill stepped up to convert a penalty when James McGahan was fouled in the box and Tobermore where back in the match when Parkhill scored the goal of the game striking a beauty from the left corner of the box.
Tobermore pressed for an equaliser but Queens held out to register the win.
The North West derby at The Riada Stadium ended in a 4-1 home win for Glebe Rangers over Limavady United.
On 15 minutes Glebe hit the front when Limavady failed to clear allowing Gareth Henry to gather the ball, turn and fire low past the stranded McGraw.
Glebe doubled their advantage when Aaron Wilkinson slammed the ball into the net from ten yards. Wilkinson added Glebe’s third as the visitors’ defence was split wide open by a long ball.
McCallion pulled one back for the visitors but Kennoway’s rasping drive beat McGraw for number four with ten minutes left on the clock.
Moyola Park drew 1-1 with Sport & Leisure Swifts at Mill Meadow.
Steven Kenning’s goal give Moyola the lead but a late Neil Corr penalty earned a point for the visitors.
Elsewhere, Coagh United suffered a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of Lurgan Celtic and Annagh United also went down at home losing 3-2 to Wakehurst. Newington recorded a home win beating Portstewart 2-1 at Seaview.