THE Zzzoomm Herefordshire Football League kicked-off its season on Saturday with a flurry of goals as teams looked to take an early advantage.

Kington Town ran riot 10-0 as they welcomed newly promoted Hereford Lads Club Reserves to Mill Street.

The home side continued their good form from the end of last season, as they also have high hopes for the season ahead with promotion to Step 6 awaiting the League winners.

George Andrews scored the opening goal, playing against his former club, then Jack Gittoes bagged a brace soon after to give the yellows a firm hold on the game.

Gittoes secured his first hat-trick of the season before half-time from the penalty spot with further goals in the second half coming from debutant Craig Pigott, Sam Roberts, Matt Watkins and Cal Davies.

However, the home side weren’t done there, Josh Briggs scored the best of the bunch with a 70-yard run with the ball, beating four defenders then coolly finishing past the keeper. Luke Winter finished the scoring giving Kington first place in the table after week one.

Ledbury Town, the runners up for the past two season, will be looking to go one further this year and they welcomed Clee Hill United.

James Febery twice found the net in the opening 30 minutes for Ledbury before the team’s top goal scorer, Tom Boyle, opened his account.

As the game ebbed and flowed Clee Hill were always in the contest with Ewan Morgan scoring two himself however it was Lewis Williams for the home side that scored the winning goal to secure promotion hopefuls Ledbury a 4-3 in the opening match.

Goals from Luke Hicks and Joshua Dalsan secured a 2-1 victory for Ludlow Town Colts against Westfields Development.

Last season’s County Cup finalists Tenbury United took on Worcestershire based Coppertops FC at Palmers Meadow.

With the scores level at half0time, teams were ready for a tricky second half however a 10 minute blast and three goals from Tenbury caught Coppertops off guard to allow them to see the game out in comfortable fashion.

Three new sides to the League, Malvern Town Development and New Dales Vale and Evesham United Development, got to experience life in the League with mixed fortunes.

Malvern hosted Worcester United in a closely fought match and it was the away side that took the three points with a 3-2 score line.

It was a much changed and younger Hereford Pegasus Development side that travelled to New Dales Vales and the hosts ran out 5-1 winners.

Evesham travelled to the well-established League side at Holme Lacy, coming away with a 2-1 victory.