Peterhead boss Jim McInally hailed the resilience shown by his players in their 3-1 win against Clyde.
The Blue Toon were ahead through Scott Brown in the first half at Broadwood. But after the break they had Mick Dunlop sent off.
Things were evened up soon after when Tom Lang was red carded for the Bully Wee. Sub Derek Lyle made it 2-0 to the Buchan side before Jason Brown’s own goal gave Clyde hope.
Lyle got his second for Peterhead to secure the points which keep them second in League Two just two points behind leaders Edinburgh City.
McInally said: “Some people maybe thought we would slip up. But I have to say it’s now very hard for me to pick a team.
“On Saturday on the bench we had Derek Lyle, Ryan Dow, Simon Ferry, Cammy Eadie and Callum Home. We don’t have the biggest squad.
“But there is quality there and that is the message we’ve sent out that we can cope with stuff.
“When Mick got sent off we dealt with it – a lot of players stepped up to the plate.
“Scott Brown was terrific, Willie Gibson came on to a good game and we defended well.
“With Edinburgh City doing so well we’re going under the radar which is quite good.
“We’ve won six in a row and all we can do is keep it going and hope Edinburgh slip up.
“The resilience we’ve got does please me and I see players like Derek Lyle who might think he should be starting.
“But he took it on the chin and then went on and scored two goals for us and it gives me a good headache.”
McInally was pleased with the impact his subs made following Dunlop’s red card.
He added: “I thought in the first half we were comfortable without playing well.
“Clyde are a strong side and it’s not easy to go to these artificial pitches and play well, but we coped with everything well.
“Just before half-time they claimed for a penalty, but I also felt we should have had one when Rory McAllister was pushed going for a header.
“We didn’t start the second half well and they came at us for the first 15 minutes.
“When Mick Dunlop got sent off I was away to make two changes, so that forced me into reshuffling it.
“Ryan Dow, Derek Lyle and Cammy Eadie came on for us after Mick’s sending off and they were fantastic.
“We needed fresh legs because I knew it would be a hard game for us with 10 men, but when they went down to 10 men it levelled it up. It’s a brilliant result to go down there and win.”
Peterhead’s opener came on 20 minutes when Scott BROWN drove forward and lashed home a shot from 25 yards.
On 62 minutes Dunlop was given a straight red card by ref Gavin Ross after a 50-50 challenge.
Five minutes later Clyde’s Lang was dismissed after picking up a second yellow card.
On 73 minutes LYLE made it 2-0, curling home after Ryan Dow and Scott Brown combined to set him up.
Clyde had hope five minutes later when Jason BROWN turned Karim Belmokhtar’s cross into his own net, but on 84 minutes LYLE made it 3-1 when he fired home from the edge of the box.