Cammell Laird 1907 got their North West Counties First Division South season off to a flyer by trashing Cheadle Heath Nomads 4-1.

Lairds opened their account three minutes in, as a flowing move resulted in Rio Merrifield crossing for Ben Summers to notch goal number one of the season.

The game now ebbed and flowed with chances being created by both teams, but Nomads got back on level terms when Max Lewens netted in the 34th minute after a spell of pressure.

Neither team could improve on the score line and the half time interval brought a 1-1 scoreline.

Lairds began the second period in dominant fashion and it wasn't long before they were awarded a penalty following a stupid handball offence, which saw captain Colm Lynch dispatching the spot kick with consummate ease in the 53rd minute to regain the lead.

The hosts were now growing in confidence and producing some very good football, so it was no surprise when they increased their lead due to Jack Lloyd firing home a superb free kick from 25 yards in the 67th minute that gave the keeper no chance.

The introduction of Max Herbert added another dimension to the team and following some controlled play, he created space to rifle home a brilliant 30-yard screamer, three minutes from full time, that flew into the top corner of the net to increase the score to 4-1.

Every player added to the team effort with the back four showing plenty of defiance, but also creativity with full backs Jake Hulley and Jack Lloyd providing some excellent support runs from deep to aid their hard working midfield of Sam Mullally, Colm Lynch and Ryan Smith.

The next Lairds fixtures are at home on Tuesday, August 3 versus Ellesmere Rangers and then away to new boys Brocton FC on Saturday, August 7.