Banks o’ Dee go into the Morrison Motors (Turriff) Aberdeenshire Shield final hoping to make it fifth-time lucky.
The juniors have lost both of the previous Shield finals, going down 5-2 on both occasions, firstly to Inverurie Locos in 2017 then last term to Cove Rangers.
They also lost out to Fraserburgh in the 2011-2012 final and to Cove three years prior to that, by 2-0.
But Dee co-manager Jamie Watt is confident his free-scoring side has nothing to fear from Formartine.
He said: “In 34 matches in all competitions this season we’ve scored 170 goals, compared to 96 at the same stage of last term, so we can go into the final with a lot of confidence.
“We’ve lost the last two Shield finals but on the back of that we’ve now won 11 games on the trot and have been scoring goals for fun in recent weeks, as well as keeping clean sheets, so in that sense confidence is high.
“We know that playing Formartine United is a different ball game altogether as they are a really good team.
“In the last three years we have played Highland League teams 18 times in various cup competitions and we’ve won 14 of those, a pretty impressive record I think.
“We actually played Formartine in the Scottish Cup two years ago. We drew at home before going down to them at North Lodge Park in the replay, but then on the following Wednesday night we went and beat them in the Shield.
“Our recent record shows that we are more than capable of matching most Highland League teams but we now need to make the next step and go into the final believing that we can win it.”
The prolific former Deveronvale, Inverurie Locos and Cove centre forward, who hung up his scoring boots at the end of last season, is eager to celebrate a trophy win with co-boss Tommy Forbes.
He said: “I’m really enjoying being co-manager at Spain Park alongside Tommy who was my old manager.
“When the opportunity came along at the end of last term I wasn’t sure if I had reached that stage, but I realised it was a chance that I couldn’t afford to turn down. Things have gone amazingly well for ourselves.”