Stenhousemuir opened their Scottish League One campaign with a narrow victory over Stranraer.
Sean Winter fired against the post as the visitors threatened in the opening minutes.
John Gemmell forced the ball past David Mitchell to give Stenny the lead just past the half-hour mark.
Goalkeeper Chris Smith kept Stranraer at bay and the hosts created chances to add to their lead but one goal proved to be enough.
Stenhousemuir: Chris Smith, Devlin, Ross Smith, McMillan, McKinlay, Ferguson, Craig Anderson, Dickson (McNeil 85), Darren Smith, Gemmell (Lawson 90),Higgins (Douglas 89). Subs Not Used: Doherty, Shaw.
Booked: Ross Smith, McMillan, McKinlay.
Goals: Gemmell 31.
Stranraer: Mitchell, Lloyd Kinnaird, Robertson, McKeown, Docherty, Winter (Stirling 64), Aitken, Gallagher (Corcoran 84), Borris (Longworth 69), Grehan, McKenna. Subs Not Used: Wood, Fahey, Forde, Rafferty.
Ref: Euan Anderson