Rory McAllister scored a late winner as Cove Rangers came from behind to defeat title rivals Edinburgh City 2-1 at Balmoral Stadium.
Scott Shepherd gave the visitors the lead three minutes into the second period but Daniel Higgins restored parity with a stunning volley.
But Cove weren’t willing to settle for a point with McAllister poking home from a Jamie Masson corner two minutes from time.
The result gives Cove a six-point lead at the top of League 2.
The Aberdeen side won 5-0 when the sides met on the opening day of the season but went into this meeting looking to bounce back after a 3-0 defeat by Elgin City.
Cove made one alteration from the team beaten at Borough Briggs with Higgins drafted into the line-up in place of Josh Mulligan with top scorer Mitch Megginson again missing out due to a calf injury.
The blustery conditions were causing problems for both teams in the opening stages with one wind-assisted cross from Edinburgh right back Craig Thompson almost deceiving Cove stopper Stuart McKenzie.
Harry Milne almost nodded the ball into his own net after 18 minutes with his headed clearance from Liam Henderson’s hanging cross finishing a bit too close to his own net for comfort.
The best chance of the first half fell to McAllister when he went past two Edinburgh defenders but his left-footed effort finished the wrong side of the post.
The home side were appealing for a penalty in the opening minute of the second half when Broque Watson fell under pressure from Liam Henderson but the Cove player was booked for simulation, much to the disbelief of his teammates.
Edinburgh City opened the scoring in the 48th minute when Shepherd was alert to slot home from close range from a Jordan Sinclair corner.
Harry Milne went close to levelling when he hit the crossbar from a Masson corner before the home side drew level with a superb strike.
The ball dropped nicely for Higgins to unleash a dipping volley from 20 yards that nestled in the top corner.
Cove pushed for a winner which eventually arrived in the 88th minute when a Masson corner fell for former Peterhead captain McAllister to apply the finishing touch.