WATERLOO Rovers and Rhayader Town marked their return to the senior ranks of Mid Wales football with a 1-1 draw at Maesydre.

The Welshpool hosts led through Andrew Gwilt before the Red Kites hit back after the break with Jamie Evans’ equaliser ensuring honours were shared.

Meanwhile fellow new boys Four Crosses got off to a flyer with a 5-2 win at Hay St Marys.

The hosts led through goals from Matty Tong and Jack Biggs but failed to recover after Callum Maddy earned his marching orders following an altercation on the stroke of half-time.

Mike Barton’s side took full advantage with a Ben Simms double and goals from Kyle Wilson, Paul Bache and Shin Miah ensuring a happy bus for the long trek home.

Meanwhile a Dave Anthony penalty earned 10 man Abermule a point in an opening night 1-1 draw at home to Montgomery Town.

Robbie Hartshorn gave Monty the lead from Alec Jones’ cross before Abermule were reduced to 10 men with Will Denham receiving his marching orders.

However Mule were not to be denied with player-manager Anthony keeping his composure to save a point with a late penalty.

Honours also ended even at Cae Glas with a last gasp Sam Roberts blast earning Presteigne a deserved point in a 2-2 draw at Machynlleth.

Drew Page and Ben Richards netted for Machynlleth with Duane Anning on target for the visitors who earned a late point thanks to Roberts’ heroics.

Borth United hit the goal trail with James Davies, Ryan Davies, Sam Chapman, Guto Huws and Clive Morgan sinking Brecon Northcote who mustered a consolation through Curtis Williams.

Meanwhile Newbridge hit back from an early deficit to complete a 4-1 win at Dolgellau Athletic.

Dominic Thomas gave the hosts an early lead but the Bridgemen stormed back with a Lyndon Jones double and goals from Ollie Woods and Jake Bufton ensuring the spoils.