Halstead Town’s Thurlow Nunn League season began in dramatic fashion as they overturned a two goal deficit in the final 20 minutes to snatch a 3-2 win at Holland FC.

Hosts Holland had held a two-goal advantage thanks to a brace from Steve Eaton and appeared to be in the driving seat with 15 minutes to go.

That seemed even more the case when Adam Hampson saw a penalty saved by Holland keeper Glen Morrison, but there was to be a dramatic late twist.

First, Jamie Baker curled in an effort to halve the deficit, before Jake Brown thundered home a shot to pull the Humbugs level and Hampson atoned for his earlier spot-kick miss by rolling in a late winner to give their campaign the perfect start.

It has also been the perfect start for Coggeshall Town in the premier division as a 5-1 win against Stanway Rovers backed up the opening day victory they had at Fakenham last weekend.

On target against Rovers were Nnamdi Nwachuku and Jamie Shaw with a brace apiece and also Correy Davidson, while Stanway had Jamie Guy netting a late consolation.

FC Clacton were left reflecting on a better display as they bounced back from a 6-0 hammering by Walsham le Willows on the opening day of the season by drawing 2-2 at Brantham Athletic.

Michael Brothers and Sam Newson were on target for Brantham, while the Seasiders had Charlie Lindoe and Terry Rymer scoring.