An injury to defender Scott Hooper was the only downside for Peterhead boss Jim McInally after their 2-1 Betfred League Cup win over Cove Rangers.
Hooper, making his Blue Toon debut, came off after 19 minutes with an ankle problem that may require and X-ray to get to the bottom of it.
The summer signing started at right-back against Cove at Balmoor but was replaced by Jamie Stevenson early on.
It came moments after Cove’s talismanic captain Mitch Megginson went off with a thigh sprain.
McInally said of Hooper: “He’s going need to go to hospital for an X-ray because he’s in a lot of pain but we can’t find any swelling.
“There’s a possibility he might have a stress fracture. It’s at the join of his ankle and shin.
“We’ll get him seen to. Jack Leitch had a tightness in his hamstring and Rory McAllister’s calf was tightening up too.”
The result was Highland League champions Cove’s first competitive defeat since a 1-0 loss to Fraserburgh last December and McInally, Scotland’s longest-serving manager, was impressed with how the SPFL’s newest side played.
Jamie Masson had given Cove the lead from the penalty spot but goals from Derek Lyle and Rory McAllister turned the game in Peterhead’s favour.
McInally added: “When was the last time Cove lost a game? I’m delighted to win because we are playing a team that are serial winners, you could see it in them.
“If you let them play they’ll hurt you and they’ll do well in League 2. I’m delighted with the result and I thought first half we had a really good control of the game.
“We gifted them a goal which we could have done without doing. But we came back and I thought first half we played well without getting another goal which would have made the game easier.”