Phillip Johnston's brace helped Airdrie get their Second Division campaign off to a winning start against Dumbarton.
Johnston drilled home Fraser Keast's cross to give the hosts the lead after six minutes.
Ryan Donnelly claimed Airdrie's second three minutes later, powering home a rebound after Derek Holmes' had headed against the post.
Scott Agnew struck the woodwork for the Sons before Johnston converted another Keast delivery for Airdrie's third.
Airdrie Utd: McKane, Bain, Lilley, Stallard, Malone, Johnston, Owens (Devlin 72), Stephenson, Keast (Boyle 76), Holmes (Sally 83), Donnelly. Subs Not Used: Duncan, Lovering.
Goals: Johnston 6, Donnelly 9, Johnston 63.
Dumbarton: Grindlay, Lyden, Nugent, Lithgow, Nicoll, Gilhaney, Borris (Ramage 59), Agnew, Brannan, Walker, Hempstead (Metcalf 72). Subs Not Used: Ewings, Wallace, Monaghan.
Booked: Brannan, Ramage.
Ref: Matt Northcroft