Willie West wants Fraserburgh’s battling draw with Cove Rangers to spur them on to a top four finish in the Highland League.
The Broch recovered from 2-1 down to draw 2-2 with Cove on Saturday at Bellslea thanks to a sublime Ryan Cowie free-kick seven minutes from time.
The Buchan side once again demonstrated their never-say-die attitude and showed that on their day they can be a match for anyone in the Highland League.
On the comeback, West said: “We were delighted to take something from the game.
“Ryan Cowie is always dangerous from set-pieces and he didn’t have a great game but he always brings that dead-ball threat.
“Cove are a really good side.
“They did have some chances as well but we were coming into the game late on and we always had a chance when the score was 2-1.”
The point gained against the league champions coupled with Turriff United’s loss at Brora Rangers lifted Mark Cowie’s side to fifth in the table.
But West is aiming higher.
He added: “Brora is a hard place to go and Turriff losing was good news for us, and we’ll just try to climb the table.
“Our target is to finish in the top four, so that’s us one place closer.
“We’ve got a bit to do, we’re nine points behind Formartine United who are fourth.
“We’ll just keep plugging away and get closer to them and we’ll see.”
Fraserburgh are next in action on Friday night.
They travel to Rothes with the chance to put pressure on sixth-placed Wick Academy and Turriff in seventh who don’t play until the following day.
Although West is not expecting an easy game at Mackessack Park against 15th placed Rothes.
“We only beat them 2-1 at Bellslea and they’re a completely different team to the one we played last season,” he said.
“They’ve started passing the ball well and trying to play football in the right way.
“There’s no easy games in the Highland League now, especially away from home, so it will be tough.
“We’ll be going up there trying to win because it is important to stay up near the top of the league and you only do that by putting points on the board.”
West also has the added motivation of trying to win to ensure that he can enjoy Christmas Day on Sunday.
He added: “It is important to make sure we have a good game so that we have a good Christmas.
“I’ve had Christmas day spoiled in the past because of bad results beforehand, and it’s not very nice.”