The ten men of Fraserburgh held on to take a point home from Harmsworth Park after a goalless draw against fifth placed Wick Academy.
The Broch ended the match with ten men after Russel McBride was sent off for a last-man challenge on Wick’s Davie Allan in the 78th minute.
Fraserburgh should have taken an early lead in the match after being awarded a penalty but Graham Johnston saw his spot kick saved by the Wick goalkeeper.
Marc Lawrence was brought down in the box after 10 minutes but the Broch missed there chance to put their stamp on the game.
The penalty was one of the chances that would have left manager Mark Cowie feeling disappointed that his team didn’t come away with the three points.
Cowie said: “The sending off was the right call, I’ve no complaints about it, but until then I thought we were dominant.
“We frustrated them and didn’t let them play.”
The overall performance of the side is sure to have pleased the Broch manager though even if his team didn’t manage to leave with all three points.
Cowie said: “Once the sending off happened Wick upped the ante and there was a couple of close things.
“It’s one of those where before the game I’d have probably taken a 0-0.
“Not a lot of teams come up here and outplay Wick so I can’t be too downhearted.”
The goalless draw with Wick was the Broch’s return to league action after setting up a third round tie against Falkirk in the Scottish Cup.