Premier Division

Last season’s top two sides Oakview and Reed Rangers both put down an early marker with big wins in their opening Watford Sunday League games.

Oakview defeated Chorleywood Club 11-2, although they needed a fine save from new goalkeeper Will Baker not to fall behind early on.

After this Lewis Putman struck five times, Lee Armitt hit three, while their other scorers were Adam Lowton, new signing Taylor Cobb volleyed in a Lowton cross and Owen Deamer completed their tally.

The two replies for Chorleywood came in the second half from Clement Asante 10 minutes after the break and Jack Reid five minutes from time.

Reed also enjoyed an emphatic opening-day victory, beating Rifle Volunteer 8-2.

They had the perfect start after three minutes when Louis Bircham’s inch-perfect delivery from the right found Bradley Sweeney to finish well.

The second goal followed 20 minutes later when Dom David threaded a ball through for Louis Stead to clinically finish.

With half-time approaching Reed continued to pile on the pressure and scored another two goals.

Stead turned provider when he assisted Nick Kerley to open his account for the new season five minutes before the break and two minutes later Sweeney netted his second after Kerley had turned provider.

There was no let-up after the break and Sweeney completed his hat-trick five minutes after the resumption following a Stead through ball.

Chris Colman set up Dom David for the sixth in the 60th minute before Rifle pulled a goal back five minutes later through Josh Helmore.

Reed still weren’t finished and in the 82nd minute Kerley set up Sweeney for his fourth goal of the game.

Ross Bennett replied with a fine solo effort on his debut for Rifle but Kerley completed the scoring in the final minute.

Evergreen produced a strong display to beat St Josephs 4-0.

The game started brightly and Evergreen won a penalty after only 90 seconds which was despatched by Ben Adams. That lead was soon doubled by a Tom Verbena header from a corner.

The second half saw Ryan O’Sullivan make it 3-0 and the scoring was completed when Ben Adams capitalised after the Joes keeper failed to hold a corner.

The only promoted side in action Tudor Athletic beat Old Fullerians 2-0 with goals from in each half from Mike Varcoe and new signing George Hobson.

Division One

AFC Leavesden have been promoted two divisions and a 7-1 victory over AFC Bedmond suggests they will not have too many problems adapting to the higher standard.

Kyle Clifford tucked away a loose ball from a free-kick to open the scoring and the advantage was doubled by an Ozzie Ogbebor volley.

Some good work on the left by Callum Galvin saw him set up Lucas Halligan who tapped in from close range for the third, and Galvin added the fourth soon after, his cross-cum-shot sailing over the keeper.

Bedmond pulled one back after the break from a free-kick by Sam Hakner, but the four-goal cushion was restored when Jack Carter converted from close range after a ball over the top from Terry Piper.

Alex Diaz added another after being slipped in by Eli Kefas, before Carter rounded off the scoring with his second.

The other big winners were Maple Cross who beat relegated West Herts 8-1.

The game was decided in the opening half-an-hour when Cross scored four unanswered goals from Andy Pryor (2), one from Nathan Davis and a first goal in five years for veteran Steven Collett.

Pryor completed his hat-trick early in the second half, before West Herts pulled a goal back from Rajan Sanghera.

Cross rounded off the win with three late goals, Davis getting his second, a debut effort for Tom Horton and Trent Skapetis completed the rout.

Fox & Stone also enjoyed a successful start to their campaign as they defeated FC Woodside 4-0.

Following an even opening half-an-hour, captain Matt Sharkey broke the deadlock after some nice build-up play which resulted in a strike from around 25 yards out that found the bottom corner.

The lead was doubled in the second half after Josh Noyes was put through on goal and after his low strike passed the keeper and hit the post, Brad Thompson converted the rebound.

Noyes was again put through on goal soon after and made no mistake to make it 3-0.

Thompson rounded off the scoring when a ricochet in the box fell to him and he fired into the bottom corner.

Another newly-promoted side Ardent enjoyed a good start at the higher level with a 4-1 away victory over Cassiobury Rangers, with all the goals coming in the first half.

Dwayne Duncan headed Ardent into an early lead before Cassiobury levelled from the penalty spot through Rob Ladmore.

Ardent soon restored their lead with Andrew Humbles scoring following another corner.

Charlie Salvage made it 3-1 when he netted at the second attempt, before Duncan converted his second of the game to complete the scoring just before the break.

Bushey Rangers completed the promoted clubs' good starts to the new season with a 3-1 win over a new-look North Watford side.

George Davies put Bushey ahead after 20 minutes and Craig Gory doubled the lead 10 minutes before the break with a well-worked goal by his side's midfielders.

North Watford pulled one back in the last minute of the first half thanks to Tyrone Young, but the victory was sealed by a Gory screamer after the break.

Division Two

Chess United did not get the start they were looking for after promotion as they went down 4-2 at home to Bushey Sports Club.

James Richmond and Cameron Murray were on target for Chess, but their opponents took the points through goals from Dale Jenkins, Matt Burton, Rob Gradwell and Marc Adelessee.

Oxhey Spartans had a perfect start with a 8-1 away victory over Croxley thanks to a Joe Brown hat-trick and a goal each for Bernado Silva, Abbas Khan, George Dalling, Sid Burton and Liam Coles. Samba got the sole Croxley reply.

Last season’s Fourth Division champions The Victoria beat new side ER FC 4-0, Charlie Wharton, Daniel Bourne, Dean Brinton and Jermaine Botchey with the goals.

Woodland United 1984 beat Ricky AFC 4-2 through a brace from Matt Bower and a goal each for Ghenti Noxha and Liam Laverick. Jordan Allen and Shane Kitts netted for Ricky.

Kye Allport scored both of Bennetts End Rovers’ goals as they beat ACS Milan 2-1, with Spencer Cocomazzi replying.

Division Three

There was a good start to the campaign for Skyline who beat Inter 6-1, with all the scorers netting their first goals for the club.

Shoaib Ali led the way with two, with Laurence Manning, Micah Burton, Nick Best and Fezhaan Ahmed also on target. Owen Harvey got Inter’s sole reply.

Batchworth were left to rue not taking their chances as they struck the woodwork three times, but suffered a 2-0 defeat to SOCA after Conor Chapman scored a goal in each half.

RBL Croxley started their season with a 3-1 away win over White Horse.

Asha Alleyne netted a debut hat-trick with Ali Armstrong scoring the White Horse goal in the first half.

Woodside Wanderers and Watford Athletic enjoyed a close hard-fought game which Woodside edged 2-1 thanks to goals from Joane’s Frijole and Connor Powell. Evan Quinn scored the Watford reply as both sides also missed a penalty.