The side who narrowly missed out on promotion last season are determined to go one better this time.
And Pulrose United showed their intent with a 4-1 win at Braddan, courtesy of goals from Michael Dawson, the prolific David Skillen and Adam Stower (two).
Lee Ramsden was the Braddan marksman.
Relegated St John’s overcame a spirited Onchan challenge to win 2-1 at Onchan Stadium.
Phil Cain was the Onchan scorer but Mike Stringer and Callum Taggart netted to earn St John’s maximum points.
Marown won 6-0 at Douglas and District to indicate they could be in the promotion hunt - Paul Bratty, James Sharp, Ricky Lovett, Luke Wosser, Kenny McGuire, plus an own goal, sealed a convincing win.
Castletown hit ten to bounce back from their opening day defeat and bring Northern Athletic back to earth after their inaugural victory.
Town were 10-0 winners up north.
Ramsey Youth Centre, tipped by many to struggle, have a 100 per cent record after a 4-0 home success over Ronaldsway – Martin Murphy (two), Glen McGovern and Mark Faragher the scorers.
Robbie Jack netted a brace as Foxdale won 5-1 at Malew.
After a goalless first half, Aaron Costain, Mike Gale and an own goal completed the Foxdale scoring with Paul Willey getting the Malew consolation.
In the late kick-off, Dominic Dawson was the hero as Dougal Royal surprisingly thrashed the Police 4-0. Damien Beattie grabbed the other.