Rory McAllister hit a hat-trick as Peterhead defeated 10-man Stirling 3-1 to go top of the league.
It took the division's top scorer just four minutes to hit the net - a delicately lobbed finish from the right of the area giving his side the perfect start.
Things got better after 33 minutes when Andrew Rodgers found McAllister and he thumped the ball past the helpless David Crawford.
Stirling battled back and reduced the deficit 10 minutes into the second half when Ross Forsyth converted after good work from Jordan White.
But the game was put beyond doubt 18 minutes from time. Rodgers was hacked down by Luca Gasparotto, who was dismissed for the challenge.
McAllister stepped up to score the penalty, securing the match-ball and the points with his 12th league goal of the campaign.