Heywood unfurled its premiership flag in round one of the South West District Football League on Saturday but it was Heathmere that fired on the field defeating the defending premier by 20 points.
The Meres held a lead all day with coach Leon Davis starring with four goals and Stephen Lovett named best on ground.
Tyrendarra proved it will be a team to watch easily accounting for Coleraine under lights the final score 90 to 35.
Branxholme-Wallacedale got its season off to a strong start defeating Cavendish 102 to 64 with key forward Leigh Ewing kicking six majors.
While Westerns were too good for Dartmoor in a high scoring match a 10 goal to 2 opening term set up the 27 point win.