Stirling Albion manager Dave Mackay praised his players for twice coming from behind to claim a 3-2 win at Stenhousemuir on the opening day.
Ross Kavanagh scored a late winner after coming on as a substitute, with Darren Smith and Callumn Morrison also on target for the Binos in a terrific game at Ochilview.
Mackay said: “We were really poor in the first half, other than the first five minutes, and they deservedly went in at half-time 2-1 in front but we got a really good response in the second half and created a lot of chances.
“We had a go at half-time because it wasn’t good enough but the players knew that anyway. It was important to make a positive start to the season and the second half is more what I expect from Stirling Albion.
“There was a great turn-out from our fans – I think they actually out-numbered the home fans, which is fantastic. They want to see exciting football and I think they saw that in the second half.”
Warriors boss Brown Ferguson said: “We caused them all sorts of problems in the first half and created a number of chances. We need to be ruthless. We had two chances to make it 3-1 at the start of the second half but didn’t take them and we conceded cheap goals.”