igh-flying Fraserburgh moved into second spot following a comfortable win against 10-man Keith at Bellslea.
The 4-0 victory means Fraserburgh remain the only unbeaten side in the league and are four points behind leaders Buckie Thistle with a game in hand.
Broch manager Mark Cowie was pleased with his side’s display.
He said: “It’s good to get games caught up and we deserved to win, getting another clean sheet.
“We limited them to only a few chances and our back four did well.
“We missed a few chances in the first half and their goalkeeper made some great saves.
“It was a good display and young Logan Watt showed good composure when he came on.
“He didn’t look out of place and is a good talent.”
Keith goalkeeper Greg Simpson pulled off a terrific one-handed save to deny Greg Buchan, but was helpless midway through the first half when Scott Barbour set up Billy West to ram home from 10 yards.
Paul Campbell twice fired well over the bar and Buchan fired wide of the empty net as the home side tried to put the game out of sight.
Although Keith, winless in their previous five league outings, were battling hard, they were reduced to 10 men for the last half-hour when Ryan Robertson received a second yellow card.
Within three minutes, Broch netted again after Simpson produced a fine diving save to deny Campbell but the lethal Barbour pounced to slam home the loose ball.
Simpson was on his toes again twice to prevent Barbour from scoring, as Broch tried to ram home the extra man advantage against the plucky visitors.
However, two late penalties consigned the Maroons to their fourth 4-0 defeat of the season.
The first spot-kick was awarded with five minutes remaining, Ryan Spink handling the ball and Campbell converting with ease.
Then two minutes into stoppage time, Barbour missed the target but was adjudged to have been clipped in the process and Campbell made no mistake for a second time.
Although the goals lost means that Keith currently have the worst defensive record in the league, manager Dean Donaldson was pleased with his side’s display.
He said: “The boys worked hard and we played more defensively as long as we could.
“After Ryan Robertson was sent off that turned the game round as they were getting frustrated.
“The application from the boys was much better than the previous week at Locos, but they tired as they gave their all. I couldn’t fault them.
“I’m not too sure about the two penalties though, especially the second one.”
SPOT ON: Fraserburgh’s Paul Campbell fires home from a penalty kick during the 4-0 defeat of Keith at Bellslea on Saturday