BUCKIE Thistle stretched their unbeaten league run to 15 games with a 3-1 win over Formartine Utd on Saturday.
The Jags stay two points behind Brora Rangers, who were 8-0 winners over Fort William, but Buckie have two games in hand.
Buckie got off to a poor start when they conceded the opener after six minutes.
Goalkeeper Ross Salmon was at fault after spilling a cross at the feet of Scott Ferries and he smashed the ball into the net from close range.
Buckie levelled in the 20th minute when Shaun Carrol’s free-kick deep into the box was powerfully headed home at the far post by Chris Angus.
Salmon made a great save to beat away an effort from Neil Gauld and Ferries dragged his shot wide after latching on to the loose ball.
Buckie started the second half strongly and it took them four minutes to go ahead in spectacular fashion.
From a Buckie corner the ball found its way to Hamish Munro on the right side of the penalty box and when he lifted the ball back in to the danger area, Chris Angus smashed the ball in off the underside of the bar with an incredible scissors kick.
They added a third goal 10 minutes into the half when John McLeod grabbed his 30th goal of the season. He was too strong for Neil Smith and drove into the box before firing home.
Buckie boss Graeme Stewart said: “I thought we deserved it and could have scored a few more. Chris Angus was brilliant with his two finishes.
“We didn’t play well in the first half and it was the most sluggish we have been. We were brilliant in the second half.”