Melville Reserves made a spirited start to their season with a roller-coaster 5-4 home win over Bay Olympic at Gower Park.
In an odd game in which both teams took the bold step of playing without a defence, the Ressies fell 0-2 down, surged to a 3-2 lead, went 4-3 down, before finally winning it through a late David Brennan goal.
Jake Bayliss and Liam Hayes also scored, while Bay Olympic donated two own goals to the cause.
Meanwhile the Melville Feds started with a 2-2 home draw against Waikato Unicol, though it was a match they could well have won. See match report HERE
And Kieran Frewen scored two goals on debut for the northern premier league team, though in the final analysis the match did not all go Melville's way. See report from guest writer Harriet M Welsch HERE