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A DRAMATIC winner from defender Iain MacRae in the last minute of normal time sealed a 3-2 win for Buckie Thistle over Clach.
MacRae powered in a terrific header from a Stuart Taylor corner to snatch the points.
The Jags had led 2-0 with just over 20 minutes remaining after MacRae had headed them into a first half lead from a Chris Hegarty corner and then fellow central defender Lewis MacKinnon bagged another header from a Hegarty corner after 63 minutes.
Buckie looked to be cruising to the points and a second successive league win at that stage.
However, Paul Napier’s clumsy challenge on Jamie Doran handed Clach a lifeline with a penalty in the 68th minute which sub Gordon Morrison casually rolled past wrong-footed keeper Greig Sim.
The game turned on its head for a ten minute spell as Clach gained some momentum.
They were level within seven minutes when poor Buckie defending allowed Martin Callum to stab the ball home from close range.
Sim produced a good save to deny Daniel McLennan as Clach looked for a winner.
However, Buckie regained their composure and sealed the win in the final minute when MacRae showed great determination to outjump the Clach defence at the far post and nod home.

Match Photo’s courtesy of Allan Robertson
Buckie: Sim, S Wood, Carrol, MacRae, MacKinnon, Hegarty (J Cheyne 75), Angus, K Fraser, Ross, Wyness (Copeland 59), Napier (Taylor (83); Not used: Scott, Strong, Stewart.
Clach: Watson, McDonald, Finnes, Doran, McGurk, Robertson (Morrison 61), Macintosh, Callum, Penwright (J Fraser 46), McLean (Davidson 81), McLennan. Not used: R Macdonald, Grimes, Fitzpatrick, Fernandino Soto.

Elsewhere Deveronvale crashed 2-1 at Fort William, with Stuart Leslie scoring for the Banffers in the second half.
Keith also lost 2-1 at home to Fraserburgh, Matty McDonald scoring the Maroons second half consolation.
Huntly got their first win of the season at home to derby rivals Inverurie Locos, Adam MacNamee grabbing the winner in a 2-1 victory three minutes from time. Dean Donaldson had given Huntly a first half lead.
Turriff Utd continued their good form and went top of the league with a 2-1 win over Wick, Cammy Bowden and Jamie Beagrie getting the goals.
Champions Brora Rangers were beaten 3-0 by Cove.
Formartine hit eight at Lossiemouth, Nairn were 3-0 winners at Rothes and Forres Mechanics won 2-0 at Strathspey Thistle.

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