Brechin City boosted their hopes of avoiding relegation with an emphatic 5-1 victory over Peterhead at Glebe Park.
The result means that City move off bottom spot in the League One table, two points in front of Angus neighbours Forfar Athletic and just a point behind Stenhousemuir with Cowdenbeath three points ahead.
Manager Darren Dods was absolutely delighted with his side’s stunning victory but insists his players will have to keep their good run of form going in their final two matches against Stranraer and Forfar Athletic if they are to escape the drop to League Two.
“The boys played really well today and fully deserved their victory,” he said. “We’ve now won five home games in succession and lost only twice in the last eight matches and we were unlucky not to take something from those two defeats so we’re hitting a good run of form at exactly the right time.”
“We’ve managed to play a settled team with only minimum changes over the course of the last few weeks and that certainly makes a big difference as the players know each other’s style of play and are comfortable with the system we’re using.
“We were well adrift just a few weeks ago but we’ve now managed to pull things right back. The important thing now is keeping our good run of form going into our final two matches.”
A Robert Thomson hat-trick was the highlight of a five star City performance.
The big striker created the first goal after just five minutes when his neat flick released Andy Jackson who hammered the ball past Graeme Smith in the Blue Toon goal with Thomson adding a second goal in the 20th minute with a deft lob over the keeper.
Nathan Blockley pulled a goal back for the visitors on the half hour mark before two goals just before the break from Liam Watt and Thomson put City into an unassailable position and Thomson capped an outstanding individual performance when he completed his hat-trick twelve minutes after the break.