AFTER a delayed start, Ponteland United got their season off to the best possible start.

They may have started a week after most when their home game with Seaton Delaval was postponed, but United have made their mark in the Premier Division with six points from their opening two games.

Their campaign started with a trip to newly-promoted Cullercoats in midweek, and they returned full of confidence after returning with a 4-1 victory.

Despite what the scoreline may suggest, they were made to work hard for their three points and they were level at 1-1 following a Cullercoats equaliser four minutes after the restart.

But some clinical finishing in the final stages saw them run away with it in the end, a quickfire double from Gary Cook adding to strikes from Ethan Bewley and Reece Havelock-Brown to wrap up the 4-1 success.

Cook was the man of the hour as Ponteland quickly followed up the victory with a further maximum haul on Saturday.

His goal just after half time saw United to the narrowest of victories, coming away with a 1-0 victory over Newcastle Chemfica.

It was a scrappy encounter with neither side able to take the game by the scruff of its neck, but Ponteland held on to record all three points.

After a second weekend of fixtures, Ponteland sat in fifth spot in the table, level on points with Percy Main and Killingworth who had also only played twice due to the weather.

They will be looking to catch early pacesetters Newcastle Blue Star and New Fordley who have won all three of their opening games.

The games are coming thick and fast in the league with last night’s home game with Killingworth to be followed by another home fixture on Saturday, against Winlaton Vulcans. A trip to North Shields Athletic will follow next Wednesday.