WOOLDALE Wanderers and Heywood Irish Centre both look set for long seasons!
The Holme Valley side only escaped relegation from Division I last season because of the withdrawal of Aimbry.
They have lost players over the summer and just two games into the campaign, their goals against column reads a hefty 13.
Beaten 5-1 by Meltham in their opener, Wooldale then crashed 8-0 to neighbours Hepworth United, who went top as a result.
Heywood Irish finished fourth last season, but they too have witnessed an exodus of players – several to Bay Athletic in the West Riding County Amateur League.
Beaten 3-1 by Britannia Sports on day one, they went down 7-0 to Moldgreen last Saturday.
In Division II, Netherton and Lamb Inn just missed out on promotion last season and both have unblemished records so far.
Netherton have two wins to their credit, 6-1 away at Slaithwaite and 3-1 at home to New Mill 94.
Lamb Inn have played just once, beating Honley 6-3.
Elsewhere, Scholes beat Kirkheaton 4-3 while Berry Brow defeated KKS Ashbrow 2-1.
Twenty games have been played in this division and already, every club has at least a point.
Royal Dolphins claimed the Fourth Division title last year and the results after two games suggest that another title is not beyond them.
An 8-1 win over HV Academicals in Division III was followed by a 4-2 defeat of Holmbridge.
However, they only share the lead as two other teams have six points from two games.
YMCA lost out in a promotion play-off with Skelmanthorpe last time.
This time they have started with two narrow wins over Brook Motors and HV Academicals.
On the face of it, the results don’t look all that remarkable, but the YM team who finished third last season are now playing in the West Riding County Amateur League.
So last season’s reserves have stepped up to Third Division level, making those wins more impressive!
Also boasting maximum points are Grange Moor.
They have played Paddock and AFC Waterloo (formerly Stag) and have yet to concede a goal.
With Marsden withdrawing from the Fourth Division, it looked as if there were to be just 10 teams.
But the league have accepted a late entry from a group of Kurdish players who will play as Sport Together and be based at Bradley Park.
Also new to the league are FC Railway (the ex-Works League team) and Rastrick Cricket Club.
Railway have started well with a win and a draw. Rastrick have played just once, losing 7-0 to Shelley, but the winners, with Ash Berry as coach, are looking particularly strong.
There were honourable defeats in the Sheffield Junior Challenge Cup for Scholes and Flockton.
The former lost 4-3 after extra time to Millmoor Juniors while Silkstone United needed penalties to see off the latter (4-3 in the shoot-out after a 2-2 draw).
Meanwhile Netherton unluckily shot themselves in the foot.
The club have four teams in the District League and when they learnt the seconds faced a call-off because Diggle’s ground was unavailable, offered to switch the Reserve Division I game.
It was bad enough that they lost 5-3 but at the last minute, they realised that they hadn’t enough players to fulfil all four fixtures and the fourths’ match was the casualty.