Aberdeen cruised into the fifth round of the Scottish Cup with a 4-1 win over Stenhousemuir in their replay at Ochilview.
Goals from Niall McGinn, Sam Cosgrove and Greg Stewart had the Dons 3-0 up at half-time and cruising towards the last 16.
Andy Munro got one back for Stenny with a header but Ruaridh Donaldson’s own goal ensured safe passage for the Dons.
Aberdeen made three changes from the 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock, with Scott McKenna (hamstring) replaced by Tommie Hoban and McGinn and Scott Wright brought in for Stevie May and Gary Mackay-Steven.
McGinn had two chances to open the scoring in the first six minutes, having one shot deflected wide and sending the other into the side netting after Graeme Smith had parried Lewis Ferguson’s effort.
But he made no mistake on 13 minutes when Scott Wright – who had a goal-bound effort blocked by Conor McBrearty – darted into the box and squared for McGinn, who found the left corner.
It took the visitors another 17 minutes to grab a second and it came after Stenny goalkeeper Graeme Smith had brought down Stewart in the box. Cosgrove sent him the wrong way from the spot for his 12th goal of the season.
Passage was essentially secured seven minutes before half-time as Graeme Shinnie found Stewart and he lifted the ball over Smith, for his first goal since returning on loan from Birmingham City.
Stewart was denied a second at the start of the second half by Andy Munro’s goal-line clearance and better was to come for the Stenny centre-back, when he headed Sean Dickson’s corner downward and Joe Lewis was unable to keep it out.
The three-goal advantage was restored on 67 minutes when Stewart’s ball to the back post was met by Donaldson, who took Smith by surprise and headed in off his own crossbar.
Heroics from Smith kept the score to four, with Cosgrove and Wright denied in the closing stages as the Premiership side advanced to the fifth round with minimal fuss.