Ross Jack was ecstatic after his Turriff team kept their Irn-Bru Cup campaign going by beating Montrose.
The Highland League side won 1-0 thanks to Andrzej Kieczkowski’s bullet header from Cammy Booth’s corner.
The club will now be in the third round draw with Championship sides and the likes of Peterhead and Alloa.
The home side were the better of the two teams throughout, giving little away to their League Two opponents.
And Jack heaped praise on his players after the display.
He said: “It was a great performance, overall it was a great squad effort.
“Everybody played their part so we’re delighted and we know that it wasn’t a fluke, we thoroughly deserved it.”
The Highland League side also had a pair of penalty appeals waved away.
But they were not to be denied and deserved to win when Kieczkowski scored after an hour.
Jack wants his players to carry the performance into the league.
But after the game, he was just pleased his players were able to dictate the game and play on their own terms.
He said: “We had to match them early on then we were able to get the ball down and pass it around and I thought we did it with pace and purpose.
“Montrose contributed for an exciting game but it’s nice for the players when things come together and we get a win like that.”