Christian Malford, who have a tradition of losing their first games when using a new strip, did not fail to disappoint as Talbot came from 2-1 down to win 4-2 at their Calne Recreation Ground pitch and open their Division One programme with a win.
Paul Knight’s brace helped Malford to a 2-1 interval lead with Matt Law scoring for Talbot. After the break, Aaron Clegg and a double from Stuart Windsor won it for Talbot. Miller Sports A suffered a 2-0 defeat at home to Sutton Benger, with the villagers scoring a goal in each half to claim their victory. Joe Merriman gave Benger a half-time lead and Mark Bolton’s second half penalty wrapped up the points.
A 2-0 triumph for North Star B at home to FC Pig & Whistle earned Mark Clark’s side a fourth straight victory over the Melksham-based outfit. Declan Blandford’s goal separated the teams at the interval and Mickey Taraskevics’ second half strike confirmed victory for the Calne-based winners.
Having come very close to calling it a day towards the end of last season, Craig Fisher stepped in to save Potterne CFC and after finishing the last campaign with four straight wins, the villagers picked up where they left off as the dismantled newly promoted Melksham Cosmos 6-0.
Goals from Craig Townsend and Lee Himsworth gave them a 2-0 half-time advantage before Simon Drewitt’s brace, Wayne House and a second from Townsend made up the half-dozen.
It may be early doors, but pre-season Division One favourites FC Buscots look to have set their stall out already as they crushed Trowbridge Town Supporters Club 9-0 to take an early lead at the top of the table.
A first half double from Luke Enderby and a Phil Little strikes put Buscots three up before the floodgates opened in the second period, with Enderby scoring two more to claim a four-timer. Little added to his first half effort and goals from Rob Drown, Jake Waters and Adam Bewley completed the rout.