Ross Allen and Dave Rihoy each scored twice as Guernsey FC beat East Grinstead Town 4-2 at Footes Lane on the opening day of the season.
The Green Lions fell behind inside five minutes, but were level soon after when Allen rifled in after seeing his free-kick blocked by the wall.
Allen then put Guernsey in front, beating the goalkeeper at his near post from a tight angle.
But East Grinstead levelled just before half-time as Marcus Elliot got his second of the afternoon.
GFC went back ahead after the break, Allen turning provider for last season’s top-scorer Rihoy to side-foot home from close range.
Rihoy scored again in the closing stages as Tony Vance’s men made the perfect start to the new campaign.
It’s pleasing to get a win for the crowd, and the players as well, and everyone’s motivation. We’ve got a tough away game on Wednesday night, but we’ll enjoy today. Because we were at home - a winnable game we felt - we picked the players that were going to be a little more dynamic and try and open them up. Ross has been on fire since the Island Games, it’s hard to believe he had an operation about four weeks ago. I thought he did well, Matt Loaring was very good up there as well. His movement allowed Ross to be good.
Guernsey FC Addison, Geall (c), Dodd, Cochrane, Tobin, De La Mare, Rihoy, K. Marsh (Dodds 60'), Young, Allen (Gauvain 72'), Loaring (Heaume 67'). Subs: Skillen, Mackay.