JUSTIN BENNETT got Gosport’s Vanarama South campaign off to a winning start today.
Bennett struck from the penalty spot to earn a 1-0 win at Chelmsford.
That put a week of controversy behind Borough after captain Jamie Brown’s was sacked.
Brown posted pictures perceived as criticism of Borough’s pre-season trip to Guernsey on Twitter, when the club’s players were left without hotel accommodation for the night.
It was a disappointing start for Hawks as they went down 3-1 at home to Bromley.
Moses Ademola, Ali Fuseini and Pierre Joseph-Dubois scored for the visitors, before Simon Donnelly grabbed a late consolation.
Bognor also had a opening day to forget aS they lost 3-1 at Canvey Island. Ollie Pearce got the Rocks goal.
Super sub Alfie Rutherford was the Moneyfields hero in their 5-2 win over Totton and Eling in the Wessex League premier division.
Rutherford grabbed two and set up a third after leaving the bench at Dover Road. Simon Hutchings (2) and Doug Rowe got the others.
A second-half collapse sent Petersfield spinning to a 6-1 loss to Folland Sports at Love Lane.
Robbie Tambling put Town in front before the game turned on its head after the restart.
AFC Portchester bounced back from their midweek loss at Petersfield with a 1-0 success at Brockenhurst, despite being beset with injuries.
Despite injuries the Royals got the three points through Ahtony Rhinaota.
Baffins Milton Rovers 6 Overton 0 (Jason Parish 3, Blu Boam, Danny Rimmer, Dean Harris).
Otterbourne 2 Locks Heath 1 (Ollie Stutt).
Paulsgrove 0 Hedge End 0.
Clanfield 1 Colden Common 5 (Dave Price).
Fleetlands 5 Headley 2 (Jamie Rapson 3, James Adams, Charlie Wakefield).