Evo-Stik League South & West side Salisbury FC were amongst the early starters as they were beaten 3-0 at the Ramond McEnhill Stadium by Portsmouth in front of a crowd of 1,766.
Milan Lalkovic, Ben Davies and Ben Close were the Pompey marksmen.
Nice start to pre-season for Beckenham Town with a 3-0 win over Stansfeld FC game was played at great intensity 1st half
Hall Road Rangers start their pre-season campaign with a 2-1 win over Evostik side Goole.
Goals from Sam Belcher and Gary Owen for Rangers.
— Hall Road Rangers ???? (@HRRFC) July 1, 2017
Esh Winning beat Birtley Town 5-1 with goals from Boakes, Watson, Kent, Clarkson and Moody.
Hallmark Security League Division One side Holker Old Boys were beaten 2-1 at home by NWCL Premier outfit City of Liverpool.
Two other NWCL sides facing one another saw Atherton LR win 2-1 at Maine Road.
Another NWCL outfit, 1874 Northwich, lost by the odd goal in five to Evo-Stik League Premier newcomers Altrincham, who fielded a mostly second string side.
However, it was a bad start to 2017/18 for Kimberley Miners Welfare striker Jordan Alls as his serious injury caused the game at Bilborough Town to be abandoned after an hour.
Despite keeper Gary Aulsberry saving a penalty with his legs, Uhlsport Hellenic Leaguers Woodley United went down 3-2 at home to Evo-Stik South East side Marlow.
Woodley`s league rivals Brimscombe & Thrupp won 3-1 against Gloucester Senior League side Chalford AFC.
Karl Nash, Liam Bowles and Sam Blackie were the Brimscombe marksmen.
Southern Counties East League Division One side Kent Football United were beaten 3-1 at home by SCEL Premier outfit Croydon.
Another SCEL outfit, Tunbridge Wells, lost 2-1 at Southern Combination Leaguers Wick, who therefore claimed the Dave Knell Cup.
ChromaSport & Trophies United Counties League Division One side Long Buckby went down by the odd goal in seven at Station Road against UCL Premier Division Rothwell Corinthians.
Spartan South Midland League Premier Division Brimsdown Rovers triumphed 1-0 at Goldsdown Road against Essex Senior League side Takeley.
SSML Division One side Southall won 2-1 at Cherry Records Combined Counties League Premier Division Colliers Wood United.
And Somerset County League side Nailsea United won 1-0 at home to Gloucestershire County Leaguers Stonehouse Town.