Formartine United defender Darryn Kelly hopes their point at Fraserburgh can provide some impetus as they look to retain the Aberdeenshire Shield.
United face Buckie Thistle in the quarter-final at Victoria Park this evening.
Results have been patchy for Formartine in recent weeks, with a 4-0 Scottish Cup loss to East Kilbride a low point.
On Saturday United showed fighting spirit to draw 1-1 with Fraserburgh at Bellslea and Kelly hopes that can be a springboard for improved form.
He said: “It was disappointing to lose to East Kilbride. But it’s time to kick on now after a good point on Saturday.
“It’s a big game against Buckie and the club won the competition last season and we want to retain it.
“We want to be competitive in every trophy and try to win as much silverware as possible.
“We expect it to be difficult against Buckie, they haven’t played in a few weeks, but they are a very good side.
“They’ve signed Kyle MacLeod as well and that adds to their strength up front. But if we play like we did on Saturday then we give ourselves a chance.”
Kelly was pleased with Formartine’s character to draw at the weekend with substitute Conor Gethins cancelling out Owen Cairns’ opener.
The stopper, who joined from Cove Rangers earlier in the season, added: “I thought we were well worth a point on Saturday.
“We showed great character to come back into the game against a good Fraserburgh team and in the last 10-15 minutes we were probably the better team.
“Conor Gethins scored our goal and if you want the ball to fall to anybody, it’s him.”
Buckie have not played since their Highland League Cup victory over Deveronvale on November 20. Manager Graeme Stewart, who is without injured trio John McLeod, Sam Morrison and Shaun Carroll, said: “We have had three or four games called off which is a bit of a shame, but hopefully that’s us back getting games now.
“Formartine got a great result drawing away to Fraserburgh at the weekend, which not many people expected after their performance the week before.
“They have maybe turned a corner which will make it more difficult.”