The indefatigability of Brechin City’s win over Albion Rovers served as a microcosm of their fervent approach to this relegation battle.
Their hardened resolve and relentless team spirit has lifted them out of the league’s bottom spot when such an event looked impossible just four weeks ago.
But four successive victories kicked off by a thrashing of derby rivals Forfar Athletic has seen the Glebe Park side finally get the results that manager Darren Dods knew they were capable of.
And while champions elect Dunfermline stand in the way of a fifth consecutive win, the Brechin boss says his players can go to East End Park with confidence.
He said: “It’s another win and we’ve kept that run going. It was good, especially with it being Albion Rovers who have been our bogey team this season and with the first half. We dominated but they had one break and scored, then we though oh no here we go. Then second half we had more chances but eventually got the breakthrough with 10 minutes to go, then the winner as well.
“That’s the first time we’ve come from behind this season. Any time we’ve gone behind this season we’ve lost or drew so hopefully this will give us confidence now that if we do lose a goal in the last six games we can come back and win.
“That’s us off the bottom and three weeks ago we were seven off of Forfar, 10 off Cowdenbeath and 15 from Stenhousemuir. It’s a totally difference picture.
“We’ll have confidence on our side. They’ve beaten us three times but so had Airdrie and Albion Rovers and we managed wins over them. We go there full of confidence and with a fully fit squad. Lewis Spence obviously can’t play against his parent club.”