CAMBS LEAGUE: Wilks at the double as Eaton Socon start with a win while Ging’s goals earn derby triumph for Hemingfords

Ben Wilks (right) struck twice for Eaton Socon.

Ben Wilks (right) struck twice for Eaton Socon. - Credit: Archant

Eaton Socon claimed a notable success on the opening night of the Kershaw Premier Division season.

Mark Spavins’ men have made no secret of their promotion ambitions as they bid to leave the Cambs League top-flight behind.

And they certainly started as they mean to go on by beating last season’s runners-up Hardwick at the Mick George Stadium on Tuesday night.

All of the goals in a 3-2 triumph arrived in the second half with Rhys Williams bundling Eaton Socon ahead eight minutes into it.

Their lead proved to be short-lived as Hardwick levelled on the hour and five minutes later, Eaton Socon were behind.

But they responded immediately as Ben Wilks levelled within 60 seconds before hitting the winner with a quarter of an hour to go.

Hemingfords United came from behind to claim derby glory at Brampton in another Premier Division opener last Tuesday.

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Gareth Owens fired the hosts ahead after 15 minutes, but a brace of Andy Ging goals earned Hemingfords a 2-1 success.

He headed a leveller on 25 minutes and converted the decisive effort from the penalty spot 20 minutes into the second period.

And only a string of fine saves from Brampton goalkeeper Scott Davies prevented Hemingfords from an even more emphatic victory.

Brampton host Fowlmere tomorrow while Hemingfords go to Over. Eaton Socon are without a fixture.