Peterhead boss Jim McInally hailed his players after they delivered a stunning 4-0 win over Cowdenbeath.
The Blue Toon trounced the Blue Brazil at Central Park thanks to an early blitz of goals.
Alan Smith bagged a double in the opening 20 minutes and Willie Gibson was also on target on 22 minutes.
Scott Brown rounded off the scoring with 14 minutes to go.
Manager McInally was delighted with the result at a difficult venue.
He said: “We started the game brilliantly and that gave us a great foundation for the rest of the game.
“I think it is just a great result to go and win 4-0 at Cowdenbeath because it is a hard place to go.
“We defended well – we could have played better with the ball, but I said to the boys before the game it was about winning and we won.”
Before the game McInally was facing a selection problem with his Balmoor squad ravaged by injuries.
But he was handed a boost when key players Rory McAllister and Jamie Stevenson both declared themselves fit to play.
Stevenson managed the whole game while McAllister played for 75 minutes.
McInally added: “When we turned up at the ground, Rory McAllister said to me ‘can I play?’.
“And because of his injury I didn’t even have him on the bench.
“But he said he was just a wee bit sore and he wanted to play.
“So I changed things at the last minute to put him in and he was brilliant during that first 20 minutes.
“Another one was Jamie Stevenson who phoned me on Friday night to say he would play even though he was still feeling his injury.
“It is pleasing and I wasn’t expecting it from Rory because his injury was a wee bit worse than what he usually gets.
“When I turned up at Central Park I was surprised that he wanted to give it a go, but when he wants to play I’m not going to stop him.
“And Jamie Stevenson was excellent playing right-back as well.”
The victory moves the Buchan team up to third with 10 points, just one behind second-placed Montrose and five behind leaders Stirling Albion.
Striker Smith was the star of the show for Peterhead with his brace. McInally is thrilled to see the player who has had injury problems in the past stepping up and netting important goals for the Blue Toon.
He said: “The one thing you are guaranteed with Alan Smith is hard work. You can just see confidence coming into his play now because he’s had more game time.
“He’s just stepped up to the mark a wee bit. I’m not surprised because I remember him being a good player as a youngster at Dunfermline.
“It’s good he has that confidence about him now and he’s getting the rewards because he is a great boy.”