KELTY HEARTS blew Peterhead out of the water with three second-half goals to seal an important victory.

Thomas O’Ware was first to net just after the interval, and after Nicky Low made it two from the spot, it was Alfredo Agyeman who clinched the three points in the final moments of the tie at New Central Park.

After failing to win in their last five in all competitions - a Scottish Cup exit to Partick Thistle followed defeats to Airdrie, Montrose, and Dunfermline, as well as a draw with Alloa - it was a welcome return to winning ways.

John Potter made three changes to the side that were knocked out of the Scottish Cup Third Round at Firhill last weekend, with a return between the sticks for Darren Jamieson, and Cammy Logan and Nicky Low displacing Lewis Martin and Joe Cardle, respectively.

After a goalless first-half, it was an unlikely source that opened the scoring. O’Ware rose highest to convert Low’s corner on 46 minutes.

Low would then find the net himself after Nathan Austin was felled by Andrew MacDonald inside the box with the defender dismissed for a second yellow. Low stepped up for his first Kelty Hearts goal on 83 minutes by sending Tom Ritchie the wrong way from 12 yards.

Agyeman added a fine third in the 90th minute with Kelty breaking at pace on the counter and the striker firing through the blue jerseys and beyond Ritchie.

They will now play reigning Northern Irish champions Linfield at New Central Park in the Fourth Round of the SPFL Trust Trophy this Saturday. Kick-off is 3pm.