BRACES from Neemo Nixon and Charlie Dyke got Swanage Town & Herston off to the perfect start in the Dorset Premier League.

Sam Peacock also found the net as Swans eased to a 5-2 win at Shaftesbury Town reserves.

Shaftesbury started the contest well, but Swans keeper Cam Geard was equal to the task.

And the visitors took the lead through Dyke on 18 minutes.

The home side levelled from the penalty spot courtesy of Lee Haensel, only for Dyke to net again from long range to put Swans 2-1 up at half-time.

Troy Parrott's men came flying out of the blocks after the restart with Nixon on target, before he converted again after being picked out by Ogun Gundogdu.

Peacock struck a fifth before a late Shaftesbury consolation from Jason Beal.

Midfielder David Best was named Swans' man of the match.

Elsewhere in the division, Corfe Castle's return to competitive action ended in disappointment as they were humbled 5-0 at home by Sherborne Town reserves.

It was Corfe's first league game since March 2020, having sat out last season.

Tom Birch's first competitive match in charge of Wareham Rangers also ended in disappointment.

They were beaten 3-0 by Hamworthy Recreation at Purbeck Sports Centre. An own goal set Hamworthy on their way, before further strikes from Joe Smith and James King.