Forres Mechanics, beaten 4-3 by Inverurie in midweek, grabbed the Highland League points against Turriff United on Saturday after their second seven-goal thriller of the week.
Can Cans manager Charlie Rowley was delighted with the victory at the Haughs and said: “We don’t make things easy for ourselves. We certainly are the league’s entertainers as far as goals are concerned.”
Allan Pollock opened the scoring from long range after 26 minutes, lofting the ball over the head of Kevin Main.
Turriff wasted a chance to equalise four minutes later, David Ross seeing his penalty kick saved by Stuart Knight after Chris Herd was upended just inside the box.
United equalised just before half-time, Allen Mackenzie tapping home David Booth’s cutback from the right byeline.
Turriff were gifted the lead a minute after the resumption, David Booth pouncing on a short pass back before rounding Knight and scoring. They went three up, Knight helpless to keep out Wood’s bullet header from Robbie Allan’s corner.
The Mosset Park side reduced the leeway with the goal of the game, Lee Fraser from distance swivelling and curling the ball round a diving Main into the net.
Parity was restored again, Soane netting his 21st of the season after a series of failed attempted clearances
Nervy Turriff were exposed again as Pollock popped up to grab the winner, his strike coming off a post before rolling across the line and over
Turriff manager Ross Jack said: “We didn’t play particularly well. Even at two up we weren’t at our best. Forres put balls into the danger zone and it paid dividends for them.
“Our passing was terrible and we also gave too much possession away. We should have seen the game out and there was also a penalty missed which could have made a huge difference.”