Montrose banished the ghosts of two early cup defeats at Links Park with a confident 4-1 victory in their first league outing against East Stirling.
Defender Alan Campbell set the example by opening the scoring with a left-footed strike into the roof of the net, picking up the loose ball from a set-piece 36 minutes in.
Three minutes into the second half Terry Masson doubled the lead, collecting Scott Johnston's pass before unleashing a fierce shot into the top-left corner.
Garry Wood's strike from the centre of the area clinched the three points with 20 minutes remaining.
Maxwell Wright pulled one back for Craig Tully's men in the latter stages, but any consolation was dampened when Wood added a second from the penalty spot following a foul by Michael Bolochoweckyj on Stephen Day.