THE two promoted teams had differing fortunes in Birdseye Sports Evesham Sunday League Division One on the opening day of the season.

Stour Excelsior lost 4-1 at Bear with Matt Staley hitting a treble and Smith adding a further goal, while Carr replied.

WMK started with a 5-0 win over Eckington with Naser (2), Gibbs, Sklennar and Pritchard on target.

Champions Bretforton Old Boys were held at home by Broadway United in a high-scoring draw that produced 10 goals.

Clarke (2), Richardson, Brown and Gilbert scored for Old Boys but Craig (3) and Thomas (2) replied for Broadway.

Mark Bellamy struck twice for Pinvin United in a 2-0 win at Pershore Athletic.

An Elliot Grady treble helped Evesham WMC start with a 6-4 win over Fladbury Athletic.

Promoted Jacksons Fairfield began life in Division Two with a 3-1 win at Mickleton Rangers.

McCall, Scrivens and Corr netted for Fairfield, while Beasley replied for Rangers.

Offenham Rovers won 5-2 at AC Olympia with goals from Tomes, Fisher, Kilminster, Keen and Walker.

Tesco United overcame Defford/Besford United 2-1 through Williams and Stevens with Francome replying.

Lee Diamond struck twice as a new-look Bredon defeated Alcester Town 3-1.

Cidermill started impressively in Division Three with a 4-1 victory over Badsey Recreation, scoring through Dyer, Hardy, Hands and Hawkins.

Cropthorne hit five first-half goals at Sun Inn through Topping (2), Dean, J Buthier and T Buthier.

Broadway United Reserves edged out visitors Stratford United 3-2.

Rich, Sheridan and Fitzgerald scored for Broadway with Clifford (2) replying.

In Division Four, Dragons hit eight against Stour Excelsior Reserves with Micheal Jennings scoring four.

Mullins (2), Wilsden and Mayhew added further goals.

Bengeworth ran out 4-3 winners in an entertaining encounter with new boys Ruby Jacks.

Lane (3) and Burford scored for Bengeworth, while Wellan (2) and Jenkins replied for Jacks.

Williams and Gray were on target for Pebworth as they opened up with a 3-1 win against Ambi Allsports.

Harvington hit five without reply at Fortis thanks to Philpot (2), Dallaway (2) and Davey.

Top-scorers were Tewkesbury Town, who hit nine without reply against newcomers Charlton Old Boys.

Bennett (3), Tarling (2) and Dyson (2) were among the scorers.