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Buckie Thistle haven’t hit their heights yet – that was the verdict of Jags’ manager Graeme Stewart after his side claimed a vital three points away at Nairn County on Saturday and a third consecutive league win.

Strikes from Jay Cheyne and Chris Hegarty on 30 and 65 minutes respectively cancelled out a goal in the first 15 minutes by the hosts.

Stewart said: “Our two goals came from guys who normally don’t score – I think it’s something like a year since Hegs (Hegarty) scored.

“His goal was a volley from around 25 yards, there’s not many players can score goals like that but he has the skills to take chances like that.

“This was the third game we’ve come from behind and the boys showed a lot of character on Saturday. While they didn‘t play badly at all, I feel that they haven’t hit their heights yet.

“It’s only a matter of time before they do and some team could well be in for a good hiding.”

With the formidable Formartine Utd due to visit Victoria Park this coming Saturday, Stewart knows his men will have to be at their best to stand a chance of taking something.

“I don’t think we’ve really turned up against a lot of the big teams,” he added. “The only exception I can think of was against Turriff Utd.

“I expect them to work hard and get a result; no-one likes to see their team crumble. We’ve got to show we can compete – we may not be in the top level in the Highland League but we have to demonstrate we’re a good side on the next level.”

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