A late goal by Jordan White, last season’s top scorer, earned Stirling Albion a 1-1 draw with local rivals Falkirk at Forthbank.
After an evenly-balanced first half, Falkirk fielded an entirely different 11 players for the second half and it appeared to work when Stephen Kingsley put them ahead in 56 minutes with a 20-yard shot.
But it was White who had the final say against his former club, finding the corner of the net from just outside the penalty area.
Jim McIntyre got his return to management off to a winning start as Queen of the South defeated Queen’s Park 2-1 at Lesser Hampden.
Derek Lyle netted a tap-in after ten minutes for the Dumfries Queens but Tony Quinn rolled in a penalty before half-time to level for the Glasgow amateurs.
The winner came with 15 minutes left when youngster Aaron Splaine thumped home from close range.
Honours were even in a lively game at Recreation Park as Alloa Athletic were held 1-1 by East Fife.
Willie Robertson opened the scoring six minutes into the second half when he beat two defenders before finding the top left-hand corner of the net beyond Michael Andrews’ reach.
But East Fife scored a deserved equalising goal nine minutes from time when Johnny Stewart netted from close range with a fiercely-struck shot.
Albion Rovers edged Stenhousemuir 1-0 at Ochilview with Malcolm McLean volleying the only goal four minutes into the second half.
Dumbarton beat Civil Service Strollers 3-0 in Edinburgh. Chris Turner, with a calm finish, gave Ian Murray’s side the lead early in the second half and Mitch Megginson made it 2-0 in the closing stages when he calmly rounded the goalkeeper to score.
Steven McDougall added a third with a crisply-struck shot from the edge of the area.
Montrose beat Inverurie Loco Works 1-0 at Links Park through a long-range strike by Ross McCord in the first half.