MOLTEN SPARTAN SOUTH MIDLANDS PREMIER DIVISION Harefield United 3 Biggleswade Town 1
Harefield United took just seven minutes to give new manager Glenn Bellis his first goal and by the final whistle he had the first win under his belt.
The Hares took the game to visitors Biggleswade Town from the outset, playing the familiar passing game favoured by previous manager Stuart Leavy.
Before long Liam Hind unleashed a brilliant 30-yarder and the ball dipped into the net to give Harefield a great start to the season.
Biggleswade gave as good as they got after that and Hares keeper Charlie Miller kept his side in front with a fine save from a Dan Haren header before on 16 minutes he denied Neil Morgan.
However, in general Tom Kirk and Gary Williams and their fellow defenders contained the Biggleswade forwards while at the other end Danny Buckle and Chris Drake kept the opposition defence busy.
In the last few minutes of the half a through ball put Haren clear but again Miller did just enough and the shot came back off the post.
Five minutes into the second half Hare-field for once failed to clear the ball and Ryan Redforddrove home the equaliser for Biggleswade to set up an entertaining finale as both sides looked for a winner.
Miller made a double save from Red-ford and despite Lee Clarke, Adam Willis and Joe Kelly all working hard it took a double substitution midway through the period to change the score.
Luke Willis and Luke Eldridge replaced Clarke and Hinds, Harefield switched to three at the back and the hosts got their reward when Jamie Houliston latched on to a cross, hit the crossbar and there was Luke Willis to net.
Seven minutes from time Buckle sealed the win with a good individual goal and Harefield, who finished last season in fifth place, withstood late pressure to hang on to all three points against the side that was third last time out.
HAREFIELD: Miller, Hind, Kirk, Kelly, Buckle, Williamson, Houliston, A Willis, Clarke, Drake, Williams. Subs: L Willis, Eldridge, Haynes, Cowen, Lloyd. Attendance: 120.