Harton and Westoe CW were hoping to get their TWR Bi Folds Wearside Football League Division Two season off to a positive start, but ended up losing 3-2 away at Silksworth
After a tight opening to the game, Silksworth took the lead when Adam Storey slotted the ball home.
Early in the second half, Harton scored twice to take a 2-1 lead, but Silksworth were not done and fought back to equalise through Harry Munday’s strike.
The winning goal came in the 85th minute when Steven Bagshaw fired the ball home with a right-foot volley.
Boldon CA kicked off with a 2-2 draw at home to Hebburn Town Reserves.
Boldon took the lead just before half-time through Kriss Goss.
Boldon held their lead until the 70th minute, when a Ryan Bolam free-kick beat goalkeeper Andrew Hunter.
However, just a minute later, Boldon regained the lead when substitute Carl McMahon found the net.
Six minutes later, Cameron Foster was shown the red card for stamping and with four minutes left, a header from Nathan Richardson found the net and the points were shared.
South Shields Reserves travelled to Redcar Athletic and lost by a thumping margin of 7-2.
However, it was Shields who took the lead through Luke Woodall. Two goals in five minutes gave the Seasiders a 2-1 lead.
Further goals made it 4-1, but Peter Whalen pulled one back from the penalty spot.
However, Redcar weren’t finished and scored three times for the big win.