Rothes will take on Fort William at Mackessack Park on Saturday in the semi-final of the Menzies Distribution North of Scotland Cup after easing past Golspie Sutherland.
Rothes manager Steven MacDonald was happy with his side’s performance and said: “The first goal was the important one as Golspie really competed well and made it difficult for us.
“They played very hard, as we knew they would, and giant former Wick forward, Lukasz Geruzel, was a bit of a handful.
“We managed to get the opener after about 20 minutes, after that the game opened up in the second half and we managed to play in behind them.
“The pitch was in good condition, that helped us, so all credit to Golspie for that.
“Our new signing Scott Maclean scored our opening goal, his first since he arrive from Clach, in his best game yet for us.”
Midfielder Struan McArthur made it 2-0 with an excellent finish from 20 yards. Keir Smith, who is just back from injury, and like McArthur, is on loan from Caley Thistle, made it 3-0 on the hour mark.
The manager added: “He looked quite sharp which is equally pleasing.”
Midway through the first half the visitors scored the crucial opener when Maclean netted from close range and Rothes doubled the advantage 10 minutes after the restart, McArthur powering the ball home from well outside the area.
Rothes tied it up on the hour when Smith drive down the left flank, cut in and curled a beauty.