Scott Brown felt Peterhead proved a point in their 1-1 Scottish Cup draw with Morton.
The Blue Toon more than matched the Greenock team at Cappielow in the third-round tie.
The replay is at Balmoor tomorrow night with the winner facing East Fife at New Bayview in round four.
Brown insists the Buchan team are confident ahead of the replay and said: “I think we did have a point to prove because a lot of the boys in our team have been released from full-time clubs.
“It’s easy to say but we think given the opportunity we feel playing Championship and Premiership teams suits us to an extent.
“You get a bit more time on the ball and can play a bit more whereas League Two is a bit more hustle and bustle.
“I think we were almost unlucky not to win it. I think in the second half we were by far the better team.
“I thought we dealt with them comfortable really and we’ll take our chance at home in the replay.
“We fancy it at home. Tuesday comes around quickly so we need to recover well.
“But we fancy anyone at home and we beat Hearts last season at Balmoor so why can’t we beat Morton?
“It will be tough because we have jobs and they will probably be training on Sunday and Monday.”
Brown hit the opener for the Blue Toon and praised Ross County loanee Ryan Dow for setting it up.
Brown added: “It was a really nice move for the goal. I played in Ryan down the line and he did really well and gave me the cutback.
“I was screaming at him and I didn’t know if he heard me, but he did and it was quite a nice finish.
“I thought Ryan was our best player. We gave him the ball and he would carry it 30, 40 and 50 yards to get us forward.
“It was unbelievable and he shouldn’t be at this level. He trains every day and that shows because he’s at a higher level.
“I don’t think he should be here. He proved his quality today.”
Both sides had chances in the opening quarter with Derek Gaston smothering Jamie Stevenson’s long-ranger and Greg Fleming saving at the other end from Michael Tidser and Bob McHugh.
On 27 minutes Peterhead led and it was a brilliant goal.
Brown gathered a loose ball in midfield, he fed Dow – who was outstanding throughout – on the right and he turned Rory McKeown before rolling the ball across for BROWN to drive into the bottom-right corner from 14 yards.
On 40 minutes Dow’s flick from Willie Gibson’s corner was cleared off the line by Reghan Tumilty.
A minute later Ton levelled when Jack Iredale appeared to tug back Stevenson, play was waved on by ref Mike Roncone and Iredale’s cross from the left was headed home by McHUGH at the front post.
Peterhead controlled much of the second period with Jack Leitch’s hook shot from a Gibson corner cleared off the line by Tidser.
At the other end Tumilty’s stinging drive from the right side of the box was tipped over by Fleming and a McHugh header from Robert Thomson’s left-wing cross crept just past the left post in injury time as both sides searched for a winner which didn’t come.