Stirling Albion left Links Park with all three points as Montrose were beaten at home on day one of the Scottish League Two season.
Dale Fulton thumped Albion ahead with a powerful drive from the edge of the area.
Montrose's Richard McIntosh was sent off for serious foul play but the hosts levelled through Graham Webster's close-range effort.
But Mark Ferry restored Stirling's lead with a header from Chris Smith's cross.
Montrose: McKenzie, Stephen McNally, Campbell, Colin Wilson, McIntosh, Webster (Jamie Winter 79), Masson, McCord, Scott Johnston, Sturrock (Bell 32), Bonar (Young 59). Subs Not Used: Crawford, Easton.
Sent Off: McIntosh (30). Booked: Scott Johnston, Masson, Campbell, Stephen McNally.
Goals: Webster 38.
Stirling: Crawford, McCunnie, Bishop, Smith, Forsyth, Johnston, Ferry, Fulton (Coyne 65), McAnespie (McClune 64), Weir, White (Weatherston 83). Subs Not Used: Ashe, Clarke, Robertson, McGeachie.
Booked: McAnespie, Bishop.
Goals: Fulton 7, Ferry 75.
Ref: Colin Steven