Strikes from Daniel Warwick, Jonny Alexander, Greg Louca and Andy Shaffer earned AFC Flixton Reserves a thrilling 4-3 win over fellow title hopefuls Heaton Park Rovers in the opening round of MJSL matches.
Jonathan Franks popped up with a hat-trick for Rovers who battled back well from 4-1 down at the break.
New boys Reich Insurance Rangers opened with a 4-1 victory over FC Cosmos. Raffy Klyne, Joseph Mann and Paul Delmonte (2) eased them home. Daniel Platan grabbed a consolation for Cosmos.