Walton's hat-trick gets Windmill off to a perfect start
FRESH legs proved the difference as second half substitute Rhys Walton grabbed a hat-trick in Windmill's 6-2 triumph over Bar Sol Ona.
Until his introduction it had been a tight encounter with Bar Sol enjoying spells of pressure, equalising through Danny Allen's brilliant free-kick after going behind.
However, Windmill re-took the lead after the interval and never looked back.
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Goals from Mike Dalley, Ross Vincent and Jordan Walton set things up before Rhys Walton took centre stage.
Bar Sol managed a consolation thanks to Lewis Young's clever finish, but he could not stop them from opening their Division One campaign in defeat.
Hedges won the battle of the newly-formed teams with ease, beating Barbican Pirates 9-0.
Richard Brady scored four, with Adam Wray (2), Morten Wilmot and Paul Shannon putting the icing on the cake.
Two volleys counted towards Miles Easton's tally of six goals in Navy Inn's 13-0 rout of Southway.
They led by four at the break, with Craig Roberts (2), Nathan Vine, Sam Romang, Ryan Lucassi and Chris Lock all getting in on the act.
Kings Tamerton believe they can play better despite easing past Revelstoke Rangers 7-2.
After racing into a three-goal lead, Revelstoke were allowed back into the game, but with doubles from Dan Squire and Chris Carter, Tamerton built a buffer.
Paul Simpson, Darren West and Rob Almond also netted for the victors.
SALTRAM Athletic led on three occasions, spurning a 5-3 advantage as they eventually lost 6-5 away to Kings Tamerton B.
Wayne Powney netted a first-half treble, but a back injury forced the Saltram talisman off, as the goals dried up.
Andrew Neal and Josh Ford grabbed two goals apiece for Tamerton, with Mike Neal and Kyle Bennie also striking as they avenged their defeat to Saltram in last season's Challenge Bowl final.
Brett Oliver and Ryan Foster scored for Saltram, but they fell short of a share of the spoils.
After a positive pre-season, Bridge Inn put in a sub-standard display as they went down 4-0 at Friary Vaults.
A combination of poor ball retention and attitude cost them, as Ben Webber notched twice for Friary, who also had Andy Cordner and Lewis Waite to thank for goals as they controlled proceedings.
Lee Kilgannon set Hyde Park on their way with the first three goals in a 5-1 triumph over Plymouth United.
Although Chris Cutting and Mike Lee put them out of sight, Hyde Park relied on Sam Wilmington to make some crucial saves.
WEMBURY Rovers battled back from two goals down to thrash Division Three new-boys Maritime SC 7-2.
Michael Thackery and Ashley Swabey struck early on to leave Rovers shell-shocked, but the score was level by half-time and Maritime SC could not stop the rot.
Winger Connor Rundle was Wembury's stand-out player with a hat-trick, while Douglas (2), Dave Jenkins and Chris Warne also chipped in.
Dean Lavis marked his return from a cruciate ligament injury by scoring twice in Bar Sol Ona Reserves' resounding 15-3 victory against sorry Princetown.
Captain Kyle Hill broke the deadlock, adding another later in the game, while Mark Holt (2), Simon Hancock (2), Mark Light, Dan Down and Stewart Townell put the icing on the cake.
However, leading the way was Dale Webb, who found goal on four occasions, including a volley which dipped over the keeper.
Seymour Arms turned to Adam Lake for inspiration in a routine 6-1 victory against Barnes United.
The forward scored on three occasions, but was arguably overshadowed by Chris Mayhew-Bradley's 30-yard lob, while Luke Dennis and Chris Head also netted.
Kevin Barnes pulled one back for United.
Mike Cornish's wonder goal with 15 minutes remaining gave Horrabridge Rangers a 1-0 win over Plymouth United B.
In a match hampered by first game jitters, Cornish's strike on the turn was worthy of the three points, though Rangers' Andy Maddock was solid on his debut in defence.
A strong team performance was behind's Team Carpy's convincing 6-1 win over Friary Vaults B.
Although Will Broome scored a hat-trick, including a powerful set-piece, Dan Tucker's double and Connor McHale's effort contributed to the cause.