St John's bid to bounce back into the top flight started well on Saturday.
A 5-0 home win over Douglas and District underlined their CFS Division Two hopes - Louie Morris (two), Callum Taggart (two) and Mike Stringer were the scorers.
The honour of highest scorers of the day went to Pulrose as the side who narrowly missed out on promotion last season aim to go one better.
They thrashed Malew 6-2 at Groves Road and yet again it was one of the most prolific men in Manx football at the helm.
David Skillen hit four with strike partner Barry English and new signing Mark Walmsley grabbing the others.
Malew worked hard, holding Pulrose to 2-2 at half-time.
The surprise of the day came at the Stadium as strongly tipped Castletown went down 2-1 at home to Ramsey Youth Centre.
A goal in each half from Harry Power and Mark Faragher put Youth Centre 2-0 up.
The introduction of Tony Duggan helped Town back into life and they pulled one back through Michael Edge but it wasn’t enough.
Marown edged out relegated Douglas Royal at Crosby with a 2-1 win.
Callum MacGuire had given Royal a half-time lead but James Sharp and Andy Cain won the game for Marown after the break.
Northern Athletic’s (formerly Jurby) first game was a memorable one – John Mitchell the scorer in a 1-0 win at Foxdale, while the Police showed their potential with a 3-1 win at home to Braddan – Chris Moore (two) and John Quaye the scorers.
Michael Shimmin netted for Braddan.
The points were shared at Ronaldsway as the Rockets drew 1-1 with Onchan.
Michael Spencer had put the visitors in front before Aaron Maddocks equalised in the second half.