Fraserburgh boss Mark Cowie hailed his players after they dumped holders Buckie Thistle out of the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup.
The Broch won 2-0 at Victoria Park with goals from Greg Buchan and Gary Harris.
Manager Cowie was delighted with the quarter-final victory.
He said: “It was a thoroughly deserved win.
“We came with a game-plan and we played it to a tee.
“I thought every man was excellent, without the ball we were very, very good and I don’t think you can say Buckie had a clear-cut chance.
“To be able to say that we have come and not given them any chances is a credit to my players and the job they have done. And then we know we have guys up top who can do damage.
“There was a spell in the game where we let Buckie come on to us, but over the piece I think we deserved it.
“Ryan Christie and Dean Cowie at centre-back, excellent, the two full-backs, excellent and the defending from the front was good as well.
“Gary Harris and Willie West up front put in a shift.
“Buckie like to play direct and put the ball in behind, but we didn’t let them play that.
“We played our game-plan to perfection and have managed to get into the next round.”
Buckie boss Graeme Stewart was disappointed to fall at the first hurdle in their defence of the cup.
He said: “We didn’t play very well, but I don’t think there was anything in the game, it was just a poor game.
“Our keeper Daniel Bell has made two shocking decisions that aren’t like him because he was man of the match last week.
“It was one of those games and when you give a team like Fraserburgh a two-goal lead they fight and battle and love it.
“It’s not our game and we got dragged into a game they wanted to play and it’s tough when you’re chasing it.”
The visitors took the lead on 16 minutes. Ross Anderson fouled Harris wide on the left. BUCHAN curled it in with his right foot and the ball was dropped over the goal-line by home goalie Daniel Bell before being hooked away, but it had crossed the line.
Four minutes before the break it was 2-0 when Jamie Beagrie jumped for the ball with Bell and the keeper spilled it and HARRIS hammered home the rebound from three yards.
Thistle pushed hard as the second half wore on but the Broch defence stood firm.