Banks o’ Dee co-manager Tommy Forbes urged his team to go on and win the Aberdeenshire Shield after reaching the final for the third year in a row.
The Junior side beat Fraserburgh 3-1 at Spain Park and will meet Formartine in the final.
It’s the third season in succession Dee have reached the shield final, and they also fell at the final hurdle in the Evening Express Aberdeenshire Cup this term.
Forbes, joint boss with Jamie Watt, said: “We’re delighted to get into our third final on the spin. I felt from the start we deserved it and we had a foothold in the game.
“We knew it would be tough but we’re delighted with the win.
“It was always going to be tough, but to a man we dominated the game.
“It’s a great achievement to reach the final of the shield and the cup, but we have to go that step further.
“It’s OK getting to finals, but nobody remembers teams that get beaten – it’s about winning. It’s a great achievement to reach the final, but we need to go and win it.”
The opener arrived for Dee on 24 minutes when Kane Winton’s low ball found Jack HENDERSON on the right of the box and he drilled home a low shot into the left corner from 15 yards.
Henderson had another chance soon after but keeper Paul Leask saved his volley from eight yards.
Jamie Buglass flicked a Michael Philipson cross from the right inches wide for the Junior side.
At the other end Paul Campbell got clear down the right but dragged a shot wide when he could have squared to Scott Barbour.
On the stroke of half-time Buglass headed Henderson’s cross from the right on to the bar at the back post as Dee looked for a second.
Dee got their second on 64 minutes. Buglass got free and chipped the ball through to PHILIPSON and he finished from 12 yards.
With 19 minutes left Barbour scuffed wide from 10 yards after Lewis Davidson’s long ball put him clear.
With nine minutes left Leask was red carded for handball outside the area from sub Lachie McLeod’s chip.
Late on Dee sub McLeod hit the right post before Dean Lawrie’s header from player-manager Watt’s cross deflected off Ryan CHRISTIE for an own goal to make it three.
In injury time BARBOUR fired home from the left of the box as the Broch got a consolation.
Fraserburgh assistant manager James Duthie said: “The better team won. The team that wanted it most, run the furthest, jumped the highest, did the basics the best won the game.
“We’ve got no complaints and that’s probably in me and Mark Cowie’s near four years in charge the worst I have seen a Broch team play in terms of how we go about pressing games. We were very poor, and ‘shocking’ is the only word I can use to describe it.”