The Get Smart Kirklees Sunday League is under way with four fewer teams than last season.
Six sides moved on, while Almondbury Woolpack (who were in the KSL two seasons ago) and Walkers Hounds have joined.
The League were particularly unhappy to lose long-standing reigning Division I champions Pak Rangers – who had plenty of players and resources, but could not find anyone to undertake the administration.
Both the new sides lost their opening games – Woolpack 3-2 at home to Dalton and Walkers Hounds 6-3 at Queen.
In a keenly fought derby, Courtney Allert put Woolpack ahead midway through the first half when he headed home from a corner.
They kept the lead until the 70th minute when pressure told, despite numerous outstanding saves from Kieran Ramsden in the Woolpack goal, and Jamie Hartley scored..
Dalton, playing down the slope, began to dominate and took their chances.
Two goals from Andy Anderson put them 3-1 up before Woolpack gained a late consolation with a well taken goal from Josh Scotthorn.
Woolpack may have nicked a late equaliser but for good defending by Dalton captain Reece Nyland (pictured), who kept the points safe for his team.
Queen hit Walkers for six with Lawrence (2), Piercy, Haigh (2) and Fogarthy on target for the home side.
Last season’s Get Smart Cup winners and League runners-up, Black Bull, were 5-4 victors against Field Head in a thrilling, well-refereed game at Skelmanthorpe.
Visitors Field Head started brighter, racing into a 4-0 lead after just 25 minutes. An own goal, a deflected strike and two quality flowing goals left Bull with a mountain to climb.
Lyam Gill quickly replied for Bull with a free-kick, before Adam Hill struck twice just before half time to make it 4-3.
The second half saw plenty chances for both sides, Ben Roebuck crucially making a great save to deny Field Head taking a two-goal advantage.
However it was Bull who drew level with 15 minutes to go, Hill powering home a header directly from a corner to mark his hat trick and give Bull the impetus going into the final stages.
Bull grabbed all three points with full time fast approaching, good fortune playing a major role as a cross into the box deflected off the unsuspecting Hill into the top corner.
Dan Wright, Jamie Metcalfe and two own goals accounted for Field Head’s tally.
Helion Albion beat Wellington Westgate B, last season’s FA Respect inaugural winners, 7-0 at Reinwood Rec. Maylett (3), Pugh, Castle and Pelling (2) scored for Helion.