Banks o’ Dee came from two goals down to defeat Hermes 4-2 in the first round of the Morrison Motors (Turriff) Aberdeenshire Shield at Spain Park.
The sides had met on Saturday in the Inter Regional Cup with Banks o’ Dee winning 2-1 but Hermes started brightly on this occasion.
Goals from James Cairns and Jack Craig had the visitors 2-0 up after 34 minutes but the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup winners fought back to level terms by the interval.
Lewis Crosbie reduced the deficit eight minutes before the break and Lachie MacLeod netted the equaliser with 43 minutes on the clock.
Mark Gilmour grabbed the decisive next goal for the Spain Park men before Michael Philipson completed the scoring in the final minute as Dee booked their place in the last eight of the competition.
They will face Keith in next month’s quarter-finals after they defeated Aberdeen University 2-1 at Kynoch Park despite finishing the match with nine men.
After a goal-less first half, Keith took the lead through Przemyslaw Nawrocki but the students levelled through Kieran Mooney.
The Maroons were reduced to 10 men when Nawrocki was shown a second yellow card for simulation.
Demilade Yunus grabbed a late winner for the hosts with Kieran Yeats also seeing red in the dying embers.
Debut strike for Dangana
A solitary goal from new signing Michael Dangana was enough to send Huntly into the quarter-finals of the Morrison Motors (Turriff) Aberdeenshire Shield where they will face Deveronvale away.
Huntly were dealt a blow after six minutes, losing defender Kyle Dalling to a hamstring injury. Dalling was replaced by Christopher Hay who made his first competitive appearance since December 2. Four minutes later, Matthew McDonald’s low shot was kept out by Huntly keeper Tom Ritchie.
After 15 minutes, new signing Dangana was denied by a point-blank save from David Dey in the Turriff goal.
The woodwork denied Matthew McDonald before Murray Cormack struck the rebound wide.
In the 33rd minute, Jack MacIver floated in a free kick to Michael Clark whose header was saved by David Dey.
Huntly opened the scoring with six minutes of the half remaining, MacIver’s attempted shot struck Dangana and rolled in from close range. Despite the offside claims from the visitors the goal stood.
Turriff had the better of the second half. Midway through the half, a McDonald effort was blocked before Ritchie smothered the rebound from Ethan Smith.
Ritchie denied the visitors again tipping over Luke Kinsella’s long range free kick after eight minutes.
Two minutes into stoppage time, the home defence gave Rhys Clark too much time on the ball but his low shot was held by Ritchie.