TREVOR MAY has fired the goals to give Northam Lions a fine start to the season in the Senior Division.
May hit a hat-trick in the 4-1 win at Morwenstow on Saturday and scored twice as the Lions beat South Molton 2-1 on Tuesday evening.
After suffering an 11-0 hammering against Braunton at the weekend, it was a vastly improved performance from South Molton.
But they paid the price for a penalty miss with Nick Keen, the Northam stand-in goalkeeper, making a crucial save.
Josh Hicks pulled a goal back for the Images but it was too little too late.
On their first game since switching from the Kingsley League, Morwenstow competed well to stay level with a penalty from Dan Olde.
However, the Lions looked stronger in the closing stages, easing clear thanks to May and Steve Robinson.
Park United have also started the season with two wins and look like they will take some stopping.
The Bideford side were wasteful in front of goal against Combe Martin but were ruthless in the 10-1 demolition of Merton on Tuesday.
Steve Skinner, the joint-manager, got a hat-trick, Rick Marinaro and Mark Hill scored two with Ben Cobbett, James Rees and Dave Brown completing the scoring.
George Nancekivell replied for Merton with a free kick.
Combe Martin, despite losing a host of players over the summer, put up a stubborn resistance in a 4-1 defeat. Marinaro and Cobbett put Park in control before Hill scored a cross and Rob Guppy, the team's other manager, netted a diving header.
Nancekivell and Craig McConnachie both scored twice for Merton at North Molton – and still finished on the losing side.
Leading with a goal from Mike Hatcher, the Stags then found themselves 3-1 down before Josh Heslington and Dan Milewski (two) put them 4-3 up. They finally sealed a 5-4 victory when Stuart Nicholls struck from long range in stoppage time, guiding the ball through a crowd of players into the empty net.
Five different players scored two goals each as Braunton sent out a warning to the rest of the division by thumping a depleted South Molton.
Will Dale, Elliot Whitecross, Jason Jones, Dan Roberts and Ryan Hawkes led the charge with an own goal completing the rout.
Lynton and Lynmouth had to settle for a point against Woolsery after taking the lead three times in an entertaining 3-3 draw. They played the first 20 minutes with ten men because CJ Roberts was caught in bank holiday traffic.
Tommy Mirow crossed for Luke Dyer to volley Lynton ahead, Dave Eastman hit their second goal at a corner and Dyer looked to have won it with a neat finish.
However, Woolsery refused to give up and hit back three times through Ashley Glover, Josh Johnston and Jack Smallridge.
Ashwater have worked on their fitness during pre-season with their new joint-manager Gareth Martyn and it showed with a sharp display against Shamwickshire Rovers.
Luke Potter got a hat-trick and Craig Darby scored twice while Matt Carroll and Tony Knight wrapped up a 7-0 win. Damien French, the former Bradworthy defender, led them to a clean sheet.
Barnstaple FC started their campaign with a 4-1 win at Putford.