Fraserburgh assistant manager James Duthie was pleased his side kept a clean sheet on the road as they saw off Wick Academy 2-0.
The Broch returned from the 400-mile round trip with three points, with goals from Paul Campbell and Scott Barbour, the latter netting his 150th goal for the club.
It puts Fraserburgh up to third in the Highland League table and to within a point of leaders Brora Rangers, who were in Scottish Cup action away at Morton.
Duthie said: “It’s a really difficult place to go, it’s a long journey, so we’re delighted to get three points. We weren’t at our best but we were well organised, got two good goals and I thought it was a fair result.
“The second half was a lot better (for us) and we managed the game well. Keeping the clean sheet is as important as the two goals, as they can cause teams a lot of problems up there.”
Duthie was especially pleased for Barbour, who notched a landmark goal for his home-town club.
Barbour left Bellslea for Formartine United in 2015, to follow then-manager Kris Hunter to North Lodge Park.
However, he returned to the Broch last summer and it has been a seamless transition back into the Fraserburgh side.
Duthie added: “It’s his 150th goal and fair play to him, because it’s a great achievement.
“I’m sure there’ll be many more to come for Scott.
“He’s a great lad and always wants to do better. When he’s not playing at the level he thinks he should be, he can be quite hard on himself. But he’s determined to keep scoring.
“With Scott, Paul and Sean Butcher, the three of them have been brilliant this year and they add so much to the team.
“We’re lucky to have that firepower.”
The Broch are now 35 points from their 14 games, level with the top two, Brora and Inverurie Locos.
However, Locos – also in Scottish Cup action on Saturday – have played two games more than the Cattachs and Fraserburgh.