FC United kicked off their Evo-Stik Premier campaign with a 4-2 win at 10-man Grantham Town.
Adam Jones scored the Rebels’ equaliser after they fell behind, but then Grantham had their goalkeeper James Lindlay sent off for bringing down Mike Norton.
Dean Stott’s spot kick was saved but Jerome Wright followed up to put United ahead.
Carlos Roca and Norton then also found the back of the net to secure the three points.
Ashton United were also involved in a high-scoring clash as they beat Worksop Town 5-3 with goals from Ben Deegan (2), Craig Robinson, an Aaron Burns penalty and a late strike from substitute Matty Barlow.