Daten 1 Middlewich Town 1

A NEW-look Daten started off their season with a 1-1 home draw in the Cheshire Football League Division One against Middlewich Town, who were relegated from the top flight last season.

Daten took the lead five minutes in due to a composed finish from Mustapha Bouamra which gave the hosts the lead at half time.

Middlewich were on top for most of the second half and got the equaliser on the hour mark.

Daten defended well to keep the scores level and some great saves in a man-of-the-match performance from ‘keeper Brett Bala'c ensured Daten finished the game with a point in the bag.

New Daten Reserves player-manager Leon Goulden got off to a great start with a 3-2 victory away at Billinge Reserves.

Debutant Derrick Okonji scored a wonder goal with Dave Kellett and Jack Challinor also getting on the scoresheet.