Fraserburgh assistant boss James Duthie is delighted at the prospect of silverware after seeing his team beat Cove Rangers 3-2 to reach the Breedon Highland League Cup final.
The Broch set up the showdown with Formartine by beating John Sheran’s division leaders at Bellslea last night.
Duthie said: “It’ll be another tough one. We’ve got a really poor record against Formartine.
“It’s one we know we’ll have to be better than we have. They’ve got loads of quality in their team, but it’s a one-off.
“We’re just delighted to be there.”
Fraserburgh took the lead at Bellslea through Gary Harris, the striker latching on to a through ball and putting his finish in the top corner.
Graham Johnston then extended their lead from the edge of the box.
However, Cove went into the interval just one down after full-back Harry Milne pulled a goal back.
After the break, Milne scored again to draw his side level.
But the comeback win was not to be, as Paul Young put the Broch 3-2 up and into the final.
Duthie added: “It was a really tough game at the end.
“We started really well and were 2-0 up. We’ve missed two really good chances to go 3-0 ahead.
“Then we never really matched Harry Milne’s run and he’s got in and scored.
“In the second half, we’ve sat in too deep and they break you down. It (Rangers’ second) was a great ball in from Ryan Strachan and Milne’s got another one at the back post.
“It wasn’t until that point in the second half that we started to play.
“A long ball’s landed at Paul Young and he’s managed to put it in the net.”
Cove boss Sheran, who saw his side suffer their first defeat to Highland opposition since losing the Aberdeenshire Cup final to Formartine in November, said: “We gave them two goals of a start in the first 10 minutes, but after that I thought we were the dominant team.
“We were done by, in my view, a mistake from the referee, who didn’t give a free-kick to Scott Ross and they scored from the resultant throw in.”
Sheran also thought his side should have had a penalty for a pull-back on winger Ryan Stott.
Formartine reached the final with their third win over Brora Rangers this term.
Paul Lawson’s men followed up two league wins, with a 3-2 victory at Dudgeon Park.
Of the win and the chance at a second piece of silverware this term, Lawson said: “We’re very pleased. I thought the boys dug in well.
“There were some great performance. One or two things went our way, but at same time there were a couple of decisions that went against us.
“It would be brilliant (to lift the cup). We said it a while ago after winning the Aberdeenshire that our next target was the league cup.
“We’ve got to the final, but you’ve still got to go and win the game.
“You only get to enjoy it if you win.”
United took the lead from an own goal after a missed penalty, before Archie Macphee put them two in front.
Paul Brindle then headed in for Brora.
However, Craig McKeown scored to extend Formartine’s lead to 3-1.
Despite Zander Sutherland’s strike to set-up a tense ending, United progressed.
The final will be played at Rothes’ Mackessack Park on March 31 at 3pm.