Substitute Lawrence Shankland fired a brace as Queen's Park made East Stirlingshire pay for an earlier penalty miss in their Third Division opener at Ochilview Park.
Defender Ricky Miller tested Spiders goalkeeper Neil Parry from distance in the opening stages before the home side were presented with a golden opportunity to grab the opener when Peter Bradley fouled Kevin Turner in the box.
Striker Stephen Jackson stepped up to take the resultant penalty but fluffed his lines as his tame kick was saved by goalkeeper Parry.
The game burst into life early in the second half and Shankland broke the deadlock two minutes after coming on with a low right-footed finish from 12 yards.
Michael Keenan rattled the crossbar from 18 yards as the visitors went in search of a second before Shankland volleyed in James Brough's pass midway through the half to seal the points.
: McWilliams, Hume (Benton 79), Miller, Jackson, Shepherd, Greenhill (Quinn 69), Begg (Hunter 79), Devlin, Maxwell, Turner, Herd. Subs Not Used: Craig Gordon, Gillespie.
: Parry, Little, Bradley, Brough, Robertson, Ronald (Watt 79), Capuano, Keenan, Sean Burns (Shankland 46), Quinn, Longworth. Subs Not Used: Lockhead, Sinclair, Gallagher. Booked: Bradley, Capuano.
: Shankland 48,68.
: Paul Robertson