Cove ended their Betfred Cup campaign in style with a 2-0 victory against League 1 Raith Rovers.
Goals in either half from Daniel Park and Jamie Masson gave the Highland League champions a deserved victory with Liam Buchanan missing a late penalty for Raith.
The result means Cove moved above Raith to finish fourth in Group C with three points from their four games.
The match kicked off following a well-observed minute’s silence for Keith’s honorary president and former Highland League president Sandy Stables, who died on Friday.
The Highland League champions made the perfect start by taking the lead after nine minutes when a Mitch Megginson effort bounced back off the post and Daniel Park used his knee to turn home the rebound from three yards out.
Raith had been woeful but they started to threaten towards the end of the half with Lewis Milne’s long-range effort whistling wide.
Cove felt aggrieved on the stroke of half-time when Ross Matthews appeared to hold back Harry Milne as he tried to get on the end of a Masson corner.
The home side dominated the opening stages of the second period with Masson guilty of failing to hit the target with a free header before Megginson went close from just inside the area.
Raith goalkeeper Robbie Thomson hobbled off after 58 minutes and was replaced by 17-year-old Sam McGuff.
The young stopper made a horrendous error to gift Cove a second with 14 minutes to go.
There appeared to be little danger when McGuff raced out to collect an over-hit pass by Park but he inexplicably allowed the ball to slip from his grasp, giving Masson an easy finish into an unguarded goal.
Barry Smith’s men had the opportunity to pull one back in the final minute when Harry Milne was penalised for a foul on Liam Buchanan in the area but Buchanan hit the post with the resulting penalty to round off a woeful day for Raith.