Formartine United boss Paul Lawson hailed his side’s determination after seeing his players claim victory in a dramatic finale for the second week running.
United beat Haddington Athletic 2-1 in the Scottish Cup a week ago thanks to a late winner and they reproduced the feat against Nairn County at North Lodge Park as summer signing Jonny Smith scored three minutes from time to earn his side all three points.
A delighted Lawson said: “It was great to get the three points. Last week in the cup we lost a goal late on, but kept going and got our reward at the end and it was the same against Nairn.
“I’m not sure it’s so good for the heart, but it’s great to see that mental strength from the boys to keep going and come up with a winner again and, in the circumstances, I’m delighted.”
Cole Anderson opened his account for Formartine with a powerful drive in the 31st minute, but Callum MacLean prodded home the equaliser following strong Nairn pressure in the second half.
It looked as if the sides would have to settle for a point, but Smith netted an 87th-minute winner for the home side.