Gary Naysmith’s side gelled well in a 2-1 win over Forfar Athletic on Saturday with nine players handed their first competitive start.
Former Hamilton forward Jon McShane was the first to impress, taking just 15 minutes to open his account after powering home a cross from Caolan McAleer.
“We only kept a handful of players from last season so we started with nine new players and we’ve brought in around 13,” said the Fifers boss.
“There’s a good team spirit and I think you can see we’re going to cause teams problems when they’re fully fit.”
The Fifers, relegated to League two at the end of last season, doubled their advantage against their League One opponents with half-time approaching.
Fraser Mullen did well on the left before crossing into the area. Forfar keeper Robert Douglas palmed the ball away, but Ewan Moyes was on hand to nod home another debut goal.
“I think for 65-70 minutes we were different class,” continued Naysmith.
“If Jamie Beaton had scored his chance or Jon McShane had scored again I think it could easily have been four or five.”
Forfar could have scored twice before they finally clawed one back, with free-kicks from Gavin Swankie and Stephen Husband flying wide and deflecting clear respectively before Dale Hilson stole in to make it 2-1 in the final 15 minutes.
The Fifers held on, though, with a visit to Stranraer another League One outfit in the League Cup to look forward to next week.