On Friday evening Mervyn Pattison’s Moyola Park recorded a four goal win over a Glebe Rangers team that had no answers to a barnstorming first half by the Castledawson side.
Darren Walls netted twice, Robbie Lucas stroked home a penalty and man of the match Eugene Gallagher had the game won by half time.
Glebe put up a fight in a scoreless second half but the score-line leaves Moyola sitting pretty atop the league at this very early stage.
Newly promoted Dollingstown FC welcomed Wakehurst FC to the first ever Championship game to be held at Planters Park where the only goal of the game was a sublime little chip over the keeper by Wakehurst’s Conor Gregg.
The newcomers didn’t disgrace themselves though and battled to the end without reward.
Over at Crystal Park, Banbridge Town suffered a home defeat going down 2-0 to Portstewart. Both goals came from corner kicks as David McClements and Jonny Stewart capitalised to take the points for the Seahawks.
Ballymoney United went down by the odd goal in three at home to Queens University with three Dans on the score-sheet. Daniel Culbert put Queens ahead and Daniel Brown equalised before Daniel Hanna give the visitors all three points.
Sport and Leisure Swifts got their campaign of to a flyer recording a 2-0 home win over Limavady United as goals from Kevin Lynch and Ryan McAuley did the business for Packie McCallister’s charges.
Elsewhere, Newington when down by four goals to one at home to Lurgan Celtic and in the other Friday night game a serious leg injury to Coagh’s Steven Lamont lead to the abandonment of the game after thirty minutes.
Tobermore where ahead at the time through a Peter Duffin strike on his league debut, but the game will most certainly be replayed.