Formartine United player-boss Paul Lawson praised his players for an impressive display against Turriff United.
The North Lodge Park side progressed to the second round of the Scottish Cup with a 5-1 success at The Haughs.
Goals from debutant Darryn Kelly, Garry Wood and a Scott Lisle penalty put Formartine 3-0 up at half-time.
Angus Grant pulled one back for Turriff from the penalty spot five minutes into the second half but a Lewis Buxton own goal and a Gary McGowan strike ensured Formartine eased to victory, with Turriff ending the match with 10 men after Owen Kinsella saw red.
Lawson said: “Every Highland League club wants to get a run in the Scottish Cup. They are great games to be involved in and they can be a source of income for the club.
“It is enjoyable to play teams outwith your league and the dream is to get far enough that you draw a team from the Premiership.
“We were delighted with the performance. I thought we played well from start to finish. It was great to get five goals.”
Lawson was delighted with Kelly’s immediate impact, having joined Formartine from Cove Rangers earlier in the week.
He added: “We have brought him in for his experience as we are a bit light at the back because of injuries.
“It is great he has chipped in with a goal so early.”