Formartine United player-manager Paul Lawson was delighted to reach the Scottish Cup third round and set up a tie with Queen of the South.
The Pitmedden men beat League Two strugglers Albion Rovers 2-0 at Cliftonhill, a result which prompted Coatbridge boss John Brogan to resign.
Archie Macphee fired United ahead early on before Kevin Main saved a penalty from Lewis McLear and Andrew Greig’s second-half spot-kick sealed it.
Lawson said: “We thoroughly deserved it, the boys were excellent from start to finish. Some will say our goalie Kevin Main pulled us out of a hole by saving a penalty.
“But I don’t believe it was a penalty and we were well worthy of our win anyway.
“Kevin made a great save and then that gave us the boost to kick on to get a second goal. I’m really pleased because everyone was outstanding.
“The back four defended really well and in front of them everyone worked hard and I couldn’t have asked for any more.
“It was all about getting into the next round and we did that.”