Haroldeans won the inaugural MJSL JC North Charity Shield on penalties after last-gasp equaliser in 3-3 thriller with South Manchester Maccabi 2nd.
In an action packed match which unveiled the new season, MJSL Champions Haroldeans rode their luck with South having four goals disallowed and they forced penalties with an equaliser 15 seconds before full time.
First blood went to Haroldeans as Josh Silverberg rifled home at the second attempt after 10 minutes but the lead lasted just six minutes when Toby Levy smashed an unstoppable shot home.
Real Mallorca goalkeeper Dudu Awat frustrated Real Madrid’s new manager Jose Mourinho with a string of fine saves on the opening day of La Liga as the Islanders forced a goalless draw.
The Israeli stopper denied Madrid’s top-scorer last season Gonzalo Higuain on three occasions as Mallorca, who have been banned from the Europa League because they are close to bankruptcy, matched the billionaires from Bernabeu.
Six new teams feature with Redbridge Jewish Care C, Glenthorne United A, Real Life and Team JLGB joining last season's Division Four champions UJIA and runners-up Norstar B in promotion.
Two other clubs, Faithfold C and Catford & Bromley Maccabi, were even more fortunate after member clubs voted for them to stay in the division despite finishing in the bottom two.
Led by Darren Rolfe, UJIA surprised many people last season. The challenge is now to prove that it was not a flash in the pan, and far from being one to rest on his laurels, Rolfe wants "another promotion".
Haroldeans were dealt a blow ahead of the new JC MJSL season after star striker Josh Rubin joined rivals Manchester Maccabi 1st.
The league got under way this week and it looks set to be a close race this season. Assuming they find a replacement for Rubin, the Liverpudlians will still be the team to beat while Manchester Maccabi 2nd, who missed out by a single point last year, remain strong contenders.
Republic of Mancunia look a good outside bet as they picked up their first cup trophy last season and have the experience of beating the best teams last time round.