Boro’s young guns, jointly managed by the club's first team pair Joe Lea and Pat Suraci, ran out 5-0 victors at AFC Portchester under-18s in their Hampshire Combination & Development under-18 East Division curtain-raiser.
Dylan Holgate took centre stage with his hat-trick while both Christian Bennett and Oliver Davies were also on the scoresheet.
Joint manager Lea says the early season signs are positive for what is largely a new under-18s group this season.
He said: ‘It was a really good start, to be fair. We've got to consider as well we've got largely a new squad of players.
‘We've only really got four or five players leftover from last season's squad, who obviously did very well, so it was a really pleasing start.’
Check out photographer Mike Cooter's pictures from the under-18s meeting between Portchester and Gosport.