Formartine United and Wick Academy had to settle for a share of the spoils with a 1-1 draw at Harmsworth Park on Saturday.
United had the better of the first half and led through a Cammy Keith penalty. But the home side battled back strongly after the break and grabbed an equaliser with 20 minutes left.
The main focus of the day, however, was at Keith where Brora Rangers clinched their first Highland League title with a convincing 3-0 win.
The battle is now on for second place with Formartine, Nairn County and Inverurie Locos all in contention and Fraserburgh an outside bet.
Wick is always a tricky fixture and it was no different for the Pitmedden side.
United got off to a solid start and went ahead in the 14th minute.
Cammy Keith added to his impressive tally for the season with number 35 when he converted a penalty after a challenge from Steven.
The visitors remained on top for the rest of the half but could not add to their lead.
It was a different story after the interval when Wick steadily took the game to their opponents.
They were rewarded with an equaliser in the 70th minute. Davie Allan netted off the inside of the post.
Both managers agreed that a draw was a fair outcome.
Next up for Formartine is a home match against Cove Rangers on Saturday. Kick-off is 3pm.