Walthamstow scored a remarkable seven goals on their way to victory in the opening game of the season at Wadham Lodge.
Stow controlled the early stages of the match and earned an early breakthrough after Billy Jones was fouled by the goalkeeper. Striker James Dwade made no mistake from the spot to give his side the lead.
Tower Hamlets were not without threat going forward but looked vulnerable in defence at times.
Benjamin Crilley doubled his side's lead after meeting a corner with a powerful header at the back post.
The third goal came soon after, with Jones rewarded for his tenacity in chasing down the goalkeeper to deflect his clearance into the empty net.
The Tower Hamlets stopper made amends for this with some excellent saves throughout the match, including tipping Aiken's shot from range over the bar and denying Crilley's powerful shot in the second half.
A fourth goal for Stow in the first half was one for the cameras, with Gebrai pickpocketing the defender and finding Jones in the area. Jones lifted the ball over the onrushing keeper and finished superbly.
Tower Hamlets had some chances of their own in the opening stages of the second period, but it was Stow who struck once again to add their fifth of the afternoon. Dwayne Jade scored his second with a powerful finish to the top corner at the back post after a pinpoint cross.
Murph's ball was met by the head of Jack Grosvenor to add the sixth goal before the Tower Hamlets goalkeeper made an excellent double save. However, he could do nothing about the seventh goal, with a long throw flicked on at the near post and lashed home by Ryan Reed in the final minute.
Up next for Walthamstow is a match against Sporting Bengal United on Saturday 10 August, while Tower Hamlets travel to Woodford Town on Tuesday 6 August.
Josh O’Brien is one of our sports journalists. He currently studies a multimedia sports journalism degree at the UCFB Wembley campus. His previous roles include writing for You are my Arsenal blog, The Sun’s Dream Team app and betting company Kwiff.