Horndean remained on top of the Wessex League premier division with an impressive win at Bemerton Heath Harlequins.
Two goals from Nathan Kirby and another from Robbie Pitman took them to a deserved win.
There is great belief and a confidence in our squad which allowed us to boss the gameDave Carter
Manager Dave Carter isn’t surprised his team have started well.
He is delighted with the attitude of his players and believes the victory at Bemerton highlights how strong the Deans are this season.
‘We showed our quality at a difficult place to get a result,’ said Carter.
‘There is great belief and a confidence in our squad which allowed us to boss the game.’
Kirby gave the visitors a 15th-minute lead before they conceded a penalty on the stroke of half-time.
In the second period, Nathan Paxton squared for Pitman to score and then did the same for Kirby to grab his second of the game.
New Fareham Town manager Steve Stone suffered a losing start with the Reds going down 3-1 against Andover Town at Cams Alders.
Stone, who only took over days before the season started, has been away on holiday and has inherited a difficult situation.
‘We have had a difficult start with me being away for the first two weeks,’ said Stone.
‘It is a case of playing catch-up at the moment.’
Stone is looking to add some players to his young squad in the coming weeks.
He added: ‘Apart from a few experienced players most of my squad are youngsters who need development for the future.
‘I am trying to get more players in.
Callum Laycock scored the Reds’ only goal in the first half.
Toby McCauley grabbed a hat-trick as Moneyfields romped to an impressive 5-0 win at Verwood Town.
Steve Hutchings and Conor Bailey also found the net for Miles Rutherford’s rampant team.