Huntly progressed to the semi-final of the Aberdeenshire Shield after a nail-biting penalty shoot-out win against Turriff United.
The Black and Golds will host Inverurie Locos at Christie Park in the last four after edging the quarter-final on spot-kicks.
In an absorbing and entertaining encounter the visitors had the first effort of note in the ninth minute when striker Matthew McDonald cut inside Bradley Manson down the right and rattled the left post with a low shot.
After that Huntly created the better first half chances. They broke from a Turriff corner with Kai Ross clean through, he squared the ball to Ashley Ballam, but goalie Fraser Hobday scrambled across to save.
Keeper Hobday was in good form against his old club and made another flying save after Ballam headed down a Ross free-kick, Logan Johnstone netted the rebound but was flagged offside.
Nathan Meres and Glenn Murison were also thwarted by Hobday with drives from the edge of the box.
On the half-hour mark Manson fired over and then Hobday did well to tip clear Declan Milne’s deft flick.
Then Turriff hit the front. Manson failed to clear a long ball, he left it for goalie Euan Storrier who headed the ball straight to Rory Brown who found the unguarded net with a fine finish from 35 yards.
Three minutes before half-time Huntly levelled when Ross’ low corner was stabbed in by Johnstone from 10 yards.
Early in the second half goalmouth action was at a premium, although Murison and McDonald did flash in dangerous cross which found no takers.
After the hour Ross lifted a free-kick just over from 25 yards and at the other end McDonald burst away from Ballam down the right, but Storrier made a good block at the front post.
Midway through the second period Meres’ long range effort was smothered by Hobday.
There was plenty of endeavour on show from both sides but the final pass let both sides down on occasion as they battled to find a potential winning goal.
In the third minute of stoppage time Storrier made a brilliant save to keep out Turriff sub Angus Grant’s angled drive and force penalties.
Huntly skipper Ross Still had the first spot-kick saved, but after six successful efforts Grant lashed over before Chris Hay scored and Turriff captain Cammy Bowden blazed over the bar to send Huntly through, winning the shootout 4-3.