Inverurie Locos manager Neil Cooper was pleased his side got a result to match recent good performances by beating Brora Rangers 2-1 at Dudgeon Park.
Locos led when Andy Hunter put Colin Charlesworth through with a perfectly weighted pass and the winger made no mistake with the finish.
Martin McLean equalised for the Cattachs on 50 minutes with a thunderbolt from 25 yards but the Garioch team took all three points when Neil Gauld rounded goalkeeper Daniel Hobaan and scored with 12 minutes left, before Gavin Morrison was sent off late on for the hosts.
Cooper, pictured, said: “We knew it would be a hard game because Brora are a good side and it was end-to-end stuff. The equaliser was a setback but we put it behind us and came back.
“It was a very hard game and we got a bit of luck for a change and the players deserved it because I have been pleased with the way the players have applied themselves in the last few weeks. “I’m really pleased for everyone involved with the club because we have had a hard start to the season and we have put in a lot of effort.”
Huntly made it four wins on the spin and moved up to second in the table by beating Fort William 4-0 at Christie Park.
Martin Charlesworth, Mike Ewen, Calvin Roddie and Michael Clark got the goals for the Black and Golds.
Turriff United lost 2-1 against Nairn County at the Haughs. Ross Naismith’s double was enough for the visitors with Louis Myers’ strike a consolation for Turra.
Deveronvale beat Keith 4-1 at Princess Royal Park. Dane Ballard grabbed a hat-trick and Grant Noble got the other for the Banffers with Cammy Keith replying.