Keith goal machine Cammy Keith struck his 250th goal for the club as the Maroons made it a first league double of the season over bottom-of-the-table Fort William with a 4-0 win.
A brace from Craig Macaskill, the second a rasping 18-yarder, and a single from James Brownie gave the hosts the win and only their third clean sheet of the season.
Keith manager Dean Donaldson said: “It showed in the first half that we hadn’t played for three weeks, we were rusty.
“We lacked movement in the first half, but completely dominated the second half, and scored good goals.
“We created a few more chances against a good Fort side.”
The Kynoch Park side took the lead inside two minutes when Macaskill coolly clipped the ball into the empty net from six yards.
If home fans were looking for a pre-Christmas goals avalanche they were mistaken as Fort knuckled down.
The Maroons doubled the scoreline on the half-hour mark when Cammy Keith was toppled inside the box, and the club’s all-time top scorer made no mistake from the spot for his 15th goal of the season and his landmark of 250 goals.
The Maroons looked more free moving after half-time and Brownie effectively sealed the points with 58 minutes gone with a goal from eight yards amid a ruck of players.
Cammy Keith spurned a chance after that when Gregor Macdonald set him on his way but he fired wide.
With the points in the bag, Keith were quite content to pass the ball about, then with 73 minutes on the clock Macaskill netted the goal of the game with a fizzing 18-yarder that flew into the roof of the net, giving Fort goalie Martin Mackinnon no chance.
Fort manager Russell McMorran, who is stepping down next month, said: “It was a disappointing end result, but taking positives from it, we played very well, created chances but didn’t take them.
“The early goal was a blow, and we showed great character to come back from the penalty which I didn’t think should have been given.”