Brechin Vics hosted Forfar Albion at home in the league on Saturday, and were the brighter of the two as they ran out 3-1 winners.
Forfar’s ‘keeper took a blow to the face after 14 minutes, when a Buggins strike hit him, but he was able to continue after treatment.
Vics took a deserved lead in the 20th minute, with a trialist crossing for Whitworth, who headed home from eight yards.
There was a 25 minute delay in the match, as a Forfar player was taken to Ninewells by ambulance after a neck injury.
However, Vics maintained their performance an extended their lead on the 25th minute. C. Eaton’s cross was handled in the box and a penalty was awarded, which Buggins duly converted.
They almost scored a third when a Henderson free kick produced a good double save by the Forfar ‘keeper.
Half-time: Brechin Vics 2, Forfar Albion 0.
Vics had several chances in the early minutes of the second half, with a Barclay shot in the 50th minute hitting the post.
Buggins came close later, with his header saved by the ‘keeper, and a Vics’ trialist shooting over the bar from 12 yards.
Forfar had their moments but failed to trouble Robbie.
Vics should have extended their lead on 60 minutes through a Dunn header from 12 yards, but it was saved by the ‘keeper.
They got the goal their play deserved on 82 minutes when Dunn won a penalty, with Buggins again smashing the spot kick high past the ‘keeper.
Forfar netted a consolation it the 86th minute to complete the scoring.
A spokesman for the side said: “A well deserved victory for Vics who for the most part were in control of the game.”
They are next in action on September 14, when they face Glenrothes in the East of Scotland Cup.