ST Helens Town eventually got their North West Counties League campaign off to a winning start on Saturday.

However, they had to come from behind to win 2-1 at newly-promoted Lower Breck in their First Division North encounter.

Town responded well to falling behind on the hour, with skipper Liam Dodd equalising before Liam Diggle’s winner ensured they went home with the points.

The Anfield-based home side dominated Saturday football in Liverpool last season, winning an impressive four trophies and an unbeaten season in the Liverpool County Premier League.

They initially handled the step up well and controlled the first half, with Town keeper Carl Williams the busier of the two stoppers.

However, Town got a foothold as the half drew to a close, with Diggle denied from successive corners by Breck custodian Josh Molloy.

The hosts resumed the ascendancy after the break, but the first big chance fell for Town as Neil Weaver broke clear from the halfway line but his shot was blocked out for a corner.

The opening goal eventually came and it was the hosts who got it, with Jamie Morton’s strike from the edge of the area giving Williams no chance.

That only served to increase Town’s urgency and 10 minutes later, they were level.

A corner was whipped to the far post, where Dodd rose highest to plant a header past Molloy and restore parity.

The equaliser seemed to shock the home side, and worse was to come four minutes later when substitute Phil Heron’s free kick found Diggle, who nodded into the left-hand corner of Molloy’s goal.

Breck had a goal ruled out for offside late on, but Town comfortably saw out the game to get off to the best possible start.

They host Atherton LR tonight, Thursday, kick off 7.45pm, before a trip to Bacup Borough on Saturday, kick off 3pm.