Assistant boss Lewis Mackinnon admits Saturday’s win over Fraserburgh was “massive”.
“We have been saying for the last few weeks before games, ‘Our season starts here’, but it was crunch time on Saturday.”
After four straight defeats in league and cup, the Jags desperately needed a win.
“It was a good performance from the lads and it was a real relief at the end. We were well on top in the first half and had we gone in two or three goals up that would have been a fair reflection, but we didn’t capitalise on chances.
“They scored an unbelievable goal from 25 yards, which was a sucker punch, but Kevin Fraser then grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and scored a cracking goal.
“When Chris Angus got taken down in the box, Shaun Carrol was the coolest player on the pitch.”
William West had fired Fraserburgh ahead and Mackinnon admitted that was a concern given the way the game had gone.
However, Kevin Fraser’s equaliser was followed by Shaun Carrol’s late penalty to seal the points.
Mackinnon is hoping that with the first win in the bag the Jags can now kick on, starting with a visit of Clach on Saturday, who were 12-2 winners over struggling Rothes last weekend.
“There is still lots of improvement to come from us but that win is a stepping stone,” added Mackinnon.