Cowdenbeath 2-2 Falkirk
Botti Bia-Bi's header ensured Falkirk took a point from Central Park in a game that Cowdenbeath led twice.
Lewis Milne took advantage of a sleepy defence to give the hosts a first-half lead.
But Falkirk pegged them back straight after the break through a wonderfully curled finish by striker Rory Loy.
Ex-Bairn Sean Higgins side-footed past Jamie MacDonald to put Cowdenbeath ahead again before Bia-Bi nodded in Liam Dick's cross.
The emergence of the London-born, Scottish forward Bia-Bi is an exciting one for Falkirk fans still disappointed with the loss of other young talents Stephen Kingsley and Jay Fulton to Swansea City.
And the 18-year-old will hope to provide support for Loy, who netted 21 last season and is already on three goals in this 2014-15 campaign.
Cowdenbeath lost their opening three league games last season so will be glad to get a point on the board after day one, although boss Jimmy Nicholl was understandably frustrated his men failed to take all three.
After a dull start, Milne's second strike in as many games showed the Blue Brazil could contend with a Falkirk starting XI of whom four played Scottish Premiership football last season.
Loy's equaliser was largely thanks to a lovely through ball by Blair Alston, who himself tested Cowdenbeath goalkeeper Thomas Flynn on a few occasions.
Falkirk's defence showed a hesitancy that Houston will want to correct before the visit of Rangers on Friday night, with Higgins only too happy to take advantage of it here.
But perhaps teenager Bia-Bi will seek to show more of what he can do when Ally McCoist's side arrive at the Falkirk Stadium.
- 21JohnstonSubstituted forSutherlandat 84'minutes
- 4DurojaiyeSubstituted forBia Biat 61'minutes
- 20CooperSubstituted forSibbaldat 67'minutes
- 28Bia Bi
- John McKendrick
- Shots on Target