Westdyke Ladies picked up their first win – and first points – on Sunday as they beat Raith Roves 1-0 in a tightly-contested affair.
Westdyke, their opponents and Deveronvale all began the weekend without any points on the board, making this an even more crucial game for the Aberdeen side.
Westdyke’s head coach Stuart Bathgate said it was “fantastic to finally get off the mark.”
He added: “The players have been working hard in training and I’m delighted they finally have some points to show for it. It’s an important win for us.
“It’s never easy playing away from home in this league, particularly against a side who find themselves in a similar position to us.
“The result serves as a massive confidence boost for the entire squad and will hopefully be the catalyst we need to get ourselves on a decent run.”
Looking ahead, Bathgate’s side will have to wait a fortnight before returning to action, playing at home to table-topping Dunfermline.
Bathgate believes it is “frustrating” to have to wait to resume playing, possibly stifling momentum.
he said: “It’s our job to keep the girls focused for the visit of Dunfermline.”
The three points sees Westdyke go ahead of Raith and Deveronvale, whose game against Aberdeen was cancelled on Sunday.
The Reds have slipped to third following the postponement, although both Buchan and Dunfermline are just a point ahead of the Dons – Buchan having played two games more, Dunfermline one game more.
Buchan have continued to show they will be up there competing with the best of the division this season, but they were held to a 3-3 draw by fifth placed Kelty Hearts on Sunday.
Westdyke have also gone level on points with Stonehaven Ladies, following their win this past weekend.
Stonehaven took on Montrose at Links Park, with the fixture a repeat of one which decided the Divison Two North title last year.
Montrose ended up winning the crown in the division below, and they enjoyed the bragging rights once again on Sunday – defeating Matt Smith’s side 4-2.
Cove were looking to recover from a League Cup quarter-final exit as they played host to East Fife, but a 4-1 defeat only compounded the misery at Balmoral Stadium.
Both teams are now level on points, with Cove just staying ahead of East Fife, retaining sixth spot, on goal difference.