Formartine United boss Kris Hunter today praised his team’s character as they battled back from a losing position to win for the third league game in a row.
The Pitmedden side won 3-2 away to Turriff United to narrow the gap on Brora Rangers to just two points, after the Cattachs were held to a 1-1 home draw by Inverurie Locos.
United had trailed 1-0 after a goal from Turriff skipper Cammy BOWDEN after 12 minutes.
However, strikes from Paul LAWSON and a screamer from Garry WOOD put the visitors in front at the break, only to see Artjoms KUZNECOVS convert a penalty shortly after the restart to level the game once more.
But Formartine midfielder Callum BAGSHAW would net a stunning volley with eight minutes to go to seal the victory.
It was the third time in seven days Formartine had recovered from a losing position to win after also doing the same against Keith and Deveronvale.
“It shows to a lot of doubters who are out there and a lot of people that criticise my team the character of the team,” Hunter said.
“I know the desire and the characters I have in my dressing room.
“We are all a tight unit and they want to win as much as I do.
“They have shown that character in the last three games where they have been down and they have battled to get back.
“At Keith we scored two goals in the last six minutes, against Deveronvale we were 1-0 down at half-time and against Turriff we scored the winner with a few minutes to go.
“When I came to the club the fitness levels were really poor, but they are showing that their fitness levels are really high just now with the way that they are finishing games.”
Meanwhile, Hunter has praised the quality of the strikes from Wood and the winner from Bagshaw.
“They are the best goals I have seen in football, they were outstanding,” Hunter added.
“They were top drawer and it was real Roy of the Rovers stuff with Callum’s volley right at the end.
“You won’t see any better goals this season.”