PSV Hangover dominated FC Riverside but initially struggled for a breakthrough in 6asideleagues.com's Runcorn Premier Division at Brookvale Recreation Centre.
A stubborn Riverside battled gamely, with a fine individual performance from Keiron Roberts, but PSV were ultimately too strong and ran out deserving 4-2 winners.
Beechwood, with David Jolley in top form, recorded an impressive 4-2 victory against spirited Riverside Sixers team.
The third match was a feisty affair with Pavilions Veterans making a no-nonsense debut against Riverside Plate in a game of many chances.
A string of superb saves from Veterans' goalkeeper Mark Shelbourne kept the game close but Riverside edged it 2-1.
FC Woot, expertly marshalled by Kearan Smith, raced into a 3-0 lead against a subdued Runcorn FC.
But there was a thrilling climax in store when Runcorn finally put their passes together to score two late goals and make it a nervy finish. Woot, however, held on for a 3-2 win.