Doubles from Ross Bell and Jaden Murphy secured Fairmuir Violet three points against Coupar Angus.
A back and forth first half saw the sides go off level at the break, but three second half goals wrapped up the points for last season’s U17s treble winners.
Coupar Angus got the league campaign off to the ideal start against Brechin on the opening day, cruising to a 5-1 victory. Any thoughts that their trip to Graham Street would be as straightforward were ended after 42 seconds, as Brendan Howett fired the hosts into the lead.
The midfielder’s powerful strike from the edge of the box flew past Andrew Smith in the Coupar Angus goal.
The visitors managed to level the tie before the ten-minute mark. A miskick saw the ball fall kindly for Ross Campbell at the edge of the box, who composed himself, and curled a shot into the net, via the inside of the post.
Moray Robertson sent Stefan Brown in behind the Fairmuir defence moments later, but his chipped effort was wide of the mark.
With 19 minutes gone, Fairmuir went back in front. Coupar Angus pushed too many men forward at a free kick, allowing a quick counter attack that ended with Smith pushing Callan Gallacher’s shot into the path of Ross Bell, who rolled the ball into the empty net.
Smith had to be at his best moments later to keep out Cameron Henderson’s header. The Fairmuir defender got a deft touch on Ryan Scobie’s in-swinging free kick, but the goalkeeper managed to get down to the bottom corner, and push the ball to safety.
Both Moray Robertson and Campbell had efforts off target before the visitors got their equaliser. Ryan Robertson lifted the ball into the box, and as Fairmuir keeper Steven Connor caught Scobie rather than the ball, the visitors found themselves level at the break.
An unfortunate moment for Fairmuir and Scobie, who was unable to return to action in the second half.