Kris Hunter hailed Formartine United’s second-half performance as they came from behind to beat Keith 5-2.
United had trailed 2-1 at half-time but turned it around in the second half at North Lodge Park.
Manager Hunter said: “In the second-half, we were different class.
“We needed the three points and the players showed that with their attitude at the start of the second half.
“Our distribution of the ball wasn’t as good as Saturday against Annan in the Scottish Cup. We were giving it away and Keith caught us on the counter attack twice in the first-half – fair play to them.
“We said at half-time we just needed to pick up the pace a bit.
“You can’t question the attitude and the effort of the players because they came back well, especially after the effort they had to put in to beat Annan.”
Conor Gethins opened the scoring for the home side before Luke Barbour and Donald Fraser had the Maroons ahead at the interval.
After the break, Derek Young, Scott Barbour and Jamie Masson (two) struck to make it 5-2.
The result leaves fourth-placed Formartine seven points behind Highland League leaders Buckie Thistle while Keith stay in seventh.