WICK Academy began its Highland League campaign in emphatic style by strolling to a 4-1 win in Grantown on Spey.
Sam Mackay scored the Scorries first goal of the season as he lashed a 35 yard thunderbolt into the top corner.
Lukasz Geruzel added to his debut goal against Raith Rovers in the Ramsden Cup when he capitalised from a Craig Shearer rebound to shoot home from 14 yards on 52 minutes.
Ross Allan set up elder brother Davie for an easy tap in to make it three on 75 minutes only for Gavin Smith to deny Michael Gray his first clean sheet of the season to make it 3-1.
The three goal difference was restored five minutes from time when a clever move from Stevie Cunningham resulted in Davie Allan grabbing his second of the game.