Huntly manager Martin Skinner was happy with the points but not the performance as they eventually beat Lossiemouth 1-0.
Michael Clark’s header eight minutes from time gave the Black and Golds victory at Christie Park.
There was a lengthy delay during the first half as ref Paul McAvinue was sick on the pitch.
The whistler was unable to continue after half-time with assistant referee Davy Robertson stepping in and another official watching in the stand, Brian Fowlie, running the line.
Game delayed temporarily while the referee spews in the centre circle
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Huntly boss Skinner said: “The referee was sick in the centre of the pitch then came over to the side and was sick again.
“At half-time he said he couldn’t carry on so half-time was extended to 25 minutes.
“Thankfully Brian Fowlie was there watching and took over, but it summed up the night – a mess. We were very poor in the game and didn’t play like I wanted.
“Lossie did OK at times and had a few chances, whereas, we had a lot of shots at goal but never really tested their keeper.
“So it was quite a frustrating night for us. But we kept a clean sheet and got three points which are the only positives.”
Nairn and Buckie drew 2-2.