Formartine United manager Kris Hunter praised his side for digging in to get three points against Fraserburgh.
In an open and exciting game, United won 1-0 at North Lodge Park thanks to a Graeme Rodger goal.
Boss Hunter was pleased with the way his side withstood sustained periods of Broch pressure in the second half.
He said: “It was probably one of the most difficult games we’ll have this season against a very good Fraserburgh team.
“I was very impressed with them. You have to give them credit because they came here and attacked us and not many teams do that.
“I was impressed with the way we dug in at the end.
“Young centre-back Jevan Anderson started a wee bit shaky but the way he reacted and finished the game was very pleasing for us.
“He is only 17 and this was only his second game.
“Against their front three he handled himself well, along with Scott Henry who I thought was immense.”
Broch boss Mark Cowie said: “I don’t think there was much between the two teams.
“It’s only the second game of the season and we’re just three points behind the league leaders so it’s not panic stations yet.
“Luck wasn’t with us, but the one criticism of my players is that we didn’t hit the target.
“We had six or seven really good chances to score and we didn’t hit the target.”
The game started at a fast pace and after Lewis Davidson sent a drive over for the Broch, Scott Ferries missed a great chance for the hosts in the second minute.
Ryan Cowie missed the ball and allowed Rodger to play Ferries into the box but, with the goal at his mercy, he fired it over from 12 yards.
On 23 minutes the visitors were close to taking the lead.
Stuart Smith fouled Paul Campbell 25 yards out and Ryan Cowie’s left-foot curler was inches away.
But nine minutes before the break RODGER put United ahead.
Archie Macphee’s low shot from the left of the penalty box was parried by goalkeeper Peter Tait and Rodger followed up to tap in from six yards.
On 66 minutes Fraserburgh almost had an equaliser.
Davidson played in a free-kick from the left which bounced through a crowd of bodies and home goalie Ewen Macdonald made a superb reaction save to keep his side ahead.
With eight minutes to play Harris was inches away from the leveller.
The Broch broke forward quickly and Paul Young played the striker in but his low, 12-yard, right-foot effort from the right side of the area went just beyond the far post.
Fraserburgh continued to push until full-time but didn’t find the net.
Elsewhere, Wick Academy and Forres Mechanics drew 1-1 at Harmsworth Park, Rothes won 4-3 at Fort William and Clachnacuddin edged out Lossiemouth 2-1.