Lewis United Rangers saw off rivals Banks o’ Dee Albion in the Under-17s Spree A League.
The 1-0 victory continued a fine start to the season for the south Aberdeen side.
Orin Collin bagged the only goal of the game after seven minutes.
Rangers have only lost one of their last five games and are sitting in third.
This campaign, Daniel Middler’s outfit are playing their games at Balmoral Stadium, the home of Highland League champions Cove Rangers, and his side also have an affiliation with Cove.
Seventeen of the squad are playing development football with the Highland League side.
Lewis coach Middler said: “There are three points between first and sixth place at the moment so it’s a good confidence booster beating your rival team and getting three points on the board.
“Cameron Carnie flicked the ball on to Orin Collin and Orin rounded one of the Albion
defenders before cutting inside and firing the ball into the top left-hand corner. It was an absolute cracker of a goal.
“We’ve dropped points already this season and so has everyone else.
“So this season is about progression. I’m not fussed about winning trophies. They do help and the kids love the trophies but just because you win trophies, it doesn’t always mean you are the best team.
“We only won one cup last season out of three where I thought we were the best team in the league.
“These things happen but the fact that 17 of my boys have signed for Cove, and I believe Cove have the best youth system in Aberdeen, I will take that over trophies any day. That’s the progression I would want.
“I could sit at home and have trophies but I would rather have my boys getting the best opportunities and being ready to move on to the next level.
“If a player makes an appearance for Cove’s first team then i’ll be delighted.
“The boys have one step in the door. The kids have stuck with me through thick and thin.
“I am doing this myself now after the other coach moved on last season. The kids and parents have been brilliant and a lot of them help out.
“Balmoral Stadium is probably the best set-up in Aberdeenshire.
“It’s good to have familiar surroundings as we train and play there.
“A lot of the boys are stepping up to play for the Under-20s in the Aberdeenshire league as well so having a good training venue is probably vital.”
City Youth U15s beat Nicolls Youth 4-1 in the ADJFA Spree C League.
Darren Millsom, a Jordan MacLeod brace and Edgaras Savickas were on the scoresheet for the league leaders to make it six wins out of six for City.
City Youth coach Graham Doherty said: “It’s been a phenomenal start to the season.
“We have been dominating most of our games.
“We could score more goals but we’ve scored enough to see teams off and get the wins.”