Inverurie Locos manager Neil Cooper was happy with his team despite drawing 0-0 with Buckie Thistle.
In a match where both sides had opportunities, the closest either came to breaking the deadlock at Harlaw Park was when Neil Gauld hit the crossbar in the first-half for the Railwaymen.
Cooper was pleased to see his team bounce back from a 5-2 defeat to Formartine in the Highland League Cup last Saturday week.
He said: “It was a really good game for the spectators, it was end-to-end and I was delighted with how we played.
“I had eight players out. Six injured, one ill and the other banned so it meant young Thomas Reid started and another youngster, Andrew Watt, came on.
“They did really well and I was really pleased because we worked hard. The tempo of the game was good and the attitude was good.
“Both teams had chances but I think a draw was a fair result.
“We could have won it in the end with Chris Angus’ cross being headed just over the bar.
“We’re delighted because we bounced back from our defeat to Formartine. The boys showed a lot of resilience and quality against a good Buckie team.”
Elsewhere Huntly beat Turriff United 3-0 at the Haughs with Gary McGowan bagging a double and Michael Clark also netting.
Deveronvale won 4-2 against Lossiemouth at Grant Park. Robert Scott grabbed a hat-trick with Leszek Nowosielski also on target.
Forres Mechanics beat Keith 2-1 with Andrew MacRae scoring both Can-Cans’ goals at Mosset Park.
Rothes beat Fort William 5-0 and Strathspey edged out Wick Academy 4-2.