In the Standard Security Blyth and Wansbeck Sunday League premier division, champions Burradon and New Fordley had to call on all the experience to gain a win away to Blyth and Tyne.
The Tyne were well on course for all three points when Fordley scored two late goals to take the points. James Bell and Martin Robinson scored for Blyth and Tyne. Goals for Burradon came from Michael Chilton (2) and Ryan Hutchinson.
Another side who left it late was Wansbeck Pots and Slots, who scored late to gain a point at Ashington Excelsior in a 3-3 draw. Goals for Excelsior came from Chris Green, Martin Kelly and Jamie Graham, while on target for Pots and Slots was Stephen Frater Stephen Armstrong and Michael Angus.
Blyth Comrades came through at home 4-1 against Ashington Grand. On target for Comrades were Michael Meins and Daniel Carr with two each. Mark Hedley scored the consolation for Grand.
New premier side Broomhill North End Trap won their first game with a 3-0 home win against Cramlington Level 3, with goals from Stephen Hogg (2) and Daniel Palmer.
South Beach are the early leaders after their 8-2 win at Forest Hall. Jamie Laidlaw and Paul Errington scored for the home side, but goals from Lee Seller (4), David Thompson (2), Kris Coppen and Kevin Long won it.
North Shields The Tun went down in a close game by the odd goal in three at home against Newbiggin Bankhouse. Nikky Thompson scored for the home team, but they were denied by goals for Bankhouse from Colin McLellend and Steven Sanderson.
Division one new boys Ashington Conchie won their first game 4-2 at home against Blyth United Services. Leading the scoring with a hat-trick was prolific scorer Michael Freathy while Jordan Hancock scored the other Paul Booth and James More scored for Services.
Blyth Last Orders won 3-0 at home against another new team, Red Lion Bedlington, courtesy of Martyn Hepple (2) and Ross Gilchrist.
Cramlington Green beat another new side Ashington Northern by the only goal scored by Karl Boughen.
Another new side who went down at home by the odd goal in five was East Chevington as they lost to Newsham Victory. On target for Chevington were Max Anderson and Calvin Baston, but goals for the Vic came from Scott Bushby (2) and David Lillico.
The Beacon went down 13-1 at home against a strong Blyth Isabella Colliery side. Scoring the consolation goal for Beacon was Luke Skipper. The league’s leading scoring from last season Jason Hamilton scored four, while Craig Danielson (3), Todd Musgrave (2), Jordan Kennedy (2), Scott Jenkinson and Andrew Davison finished off the scoring.
High Street went down at home by the odd goal in three against Stakeford Cherry Tree. Anthony Goldie scored for Street with Ryan Murphy and Jake Gray scored for Cherry Tree.
Marden Residents went down 3-2 at home against AE Phoenix Riverside. Mark Hunter scored both for Marden, while Glen Reardon, Mark Taylor and Kevin Chapman were on target for Riverside.