NORTHERN RANGERS kick-started their men's Northern Championship defence into life with a 4-0 defeat of Somerset.
In the second of five straight home games to launch their campaign, Vince Wolfhagen bagged a first-half brace before Tenzing Anderson and Wes Chugg ensured hard-working scoreboard operator Marshall Pooley was kept busy to the final whistle.
Chilean coach Fernando Munoz said his charges are starting to speak his language.
"It's good for us," he said. "We are making a new team and the new season is complicated with many problems with pandemic. But good when you're winning and we try to find a new way for play soccer in club."
A Rhys Kinslow hat-trick earned RIVERSIDE a 3-2 win at Ulverstone.
Celebrating the side's 100 per cent start to the campaign with a post-match visit to KFC, coach Wayne Penfold said Kinslow adds plenty of spice.
"He's got the ability and has changed the way he plays to help the side which is a real credit to him," he said. "We really weren't in the contest first half and lucky to be still level, took control after the break, went 3-1 up before a late penalty made it interesting."
An Aidan Rigby penalty secured a 1-1 draw for LAUNCESTON UNITED at Burnie.
Coach Glenn Reading said it was a fair result, adding: "There's still a lot of soccer to be played this year."
Josh Bula hit LAUNCESTON CITY's consolation goal in a 4-1 loss to Devonport Strikers.
In the women's competition, NORTHERN RANGERS made an emphatic statement by strolling to an 8-0 win over Somerset in the NTCA Ground sunlight.
Febey Pearce and Abbie Chugg both collected hat-tricks for Ian Loft's side with Moana Chamberlin bagging a couple for the second week running.
A powerful Devonport side with aspirations of joining neighbours Ulverstone in the Women's Super League proved too strong for LAUNCESTON CITY, winning 6-1.
But City goalscorer Zoe Horgan said there are plenty of positive signs as Barry Baker's side returns to the competition.
"We're a young group and we've worked really hard pre-season," she said.
"We've got a mix of age and ability with a few of the older players returning and the club has done a really good job supporting that. It's a bit of a learning year for us."
Jo Haezebrouck's RIVERSIDE team came up smelling of roses at Flora Street, Ulverstone.
Meg Connolly and Sofia Bailey secured a 2-1 win.
"We were better second half, scored late and deserved to win but it was not a nice win," admitted the Belgian boss.
Abigail Thomas scored as LAUNCESTON UNITED drew 1-1 at Burnie but coach Cameron Heazlewood heaped praise on goalie Imogen McCormack for keeping the contest close.