TEN man Buckie Thistle crashed to a last minute defeat against derby rivals Deveronvale.
Jags lost 2-1 to the Banff outfit, who are managed by former Lossiemouth boss Charlie Charlesworth.
Ex-Rothes striker Kris Duncan fired ‘Vale ahead on five minutes, and Buckie’s task became harder when key man Zander Sutherland was sent off for a late tackle midway through the first half.
But Buckie battled back to win their Scottish Cup tie at Annan with ten men, and looked poised to do the same to Vale when Donnie Munro levelled early in the second half.
Even a point would have been a good result for Jags but they were denied when Chris Blackhall netted Deveronvale’s winner in the 89th minute.
Buckie are left languishing in 14th place in the league, and there are four Moray teams in the bottom seven after Saturday’s matches.
Champions Forres Mechanics remain 12th despite a 3-0 derby win at Rothes, who stay third bottom.
Kevin Duguid netted in both halves and Nathan Sharp scored against his old team in the final minute to wrap up the points.
Lossiemouth stay bottom, though their match at Formartine was one of three to fall victim to the wet weather. Keith’s home clash with Fraserburgh was another to be called off as Kynoch Park was waterlogged.
Huntly’s home game against Wick did go ahead, but the Christie Park men were beaten 3-2and slip to fifth.
Sam McKenzie’s first goal for the club cancelled out Wick’s first minute opener, and Neale Davidson also scored after the Caithness men had gone in at the break 2-1 up. But when Wick took the lead for a third time on 84 minutes there was no way back for the home side.
Leaders Cove were beaten 2-1 at Turriff but remain top, while Brora won 5-1 at Strathspey and Inverurie edged out Fort William 3-1.See Friday’s Northern Scot for more Highland League news.