MIDWEEK misery for Keith and Buckie saw them thumped by Cove Rangers and Brora Rangers respectively.
Keith's miserable season got worse when they were hammered 7-1 at Cove.
Maroons boss Graham McBeath has a major rebuilding job ahead to restore Keith's fortunes.
And Buckie's six game unbeaten run came to a crashing end at home to champions-elect Brora Rangers, the Jags losing 5-0 at Victoria Park. They had Neil Davidson red carded with the score at 3-0.
Elsewhere, Formartine Utd were 3-0 winners over Turriff Utd, with Daniel Park, Neil McVitie and Mike Ewen their goalscorers, and Inverurie Locos beat Fraserburgh 2-1.
Nairn County kept up their pursuit of Brora with a 1-0 win at Princess Royal Park against hosts Deveronvale. The only goal of the game came in the first half through a Conor Gethins penalty.