One of the guys in my meta is playing a fillet team and is just ripping it up. His line up is:
Fillet, Princess, Tenderizer, Boiler, Meathook, Boar
For Butchers or any melee heavy team, having the other team score a turn 1 goal should not be the end of the game. It happens. In a recent game against Fish, despite my best efforts, he scored a Turn 1 goal with Shark, but those were the last points that he scored. I played my game, knew what I wanted to do and it turned around.
For newer players, I try to play teams that I have not played before or have limited experience with as to give the other person a better chance. If you play your A team, it can get ugly. I also try to talk through my thought process on what I am doing and thinking about to provide additional insight and context for the other person to react to. I also allow take backs, and I try to warn them about potential "gotchas." If a measurement is close, I give it to the other guy. In other words, I try to play a very friendly and laid back game.