Formartine United midfielder Graeme Rodger is bracing himself for another battle when they take on Forres Mechanics tomorrow.
United who were handed a tricky start to the Highland League season with matches against Inverurie Locos, Fraserburgh and the Can-Cans have looked impressive in the opening week of the season.
Kris Hunter’s team showed plenty of grit to edge out the Broch 1-0 on Wednesday night at North Lodge Park.
Forres have taken four points from a possible six.
They saw off local rivals Nairn County last weekend before a creditable 1-1 draw with Wick Academy in midweek.
Rodger, who scored the winner on Wednesday, was impressed with the way the Pitmedden side dug in to see off Fraserburgh and reckons those qualities will be needed again tomorrow.
He said: “I was impressed because they were coming at us late on, conditions were poor but we stood up to it, when in the past we might have been bullied.
“It’s always tough up there at Mosset Park, it’s a place throughout my Highland League career I have only won there a couple of times.
“They are a strong physical side. It will be another battle just like the game was on Wednesday.”
If United win tomorrow it would represent a good start to the season, Rodger added: “On paper our fixtures were very difficult games but if we win tomorrow it keeps us moving along nicely, but it’s early days just now.”