Huntly progressed to the second round of the Scottish Cup after seeing off Hawick Royal Albert six years to the day since their last meeting at Albert Park.
Despite performance levels dropping in the second half, manager Gregg Carrol was pleased to progress.
He said: “The object of the game was to get through to the second round of the Scottish Cup and Hawick is a tough place to play at after a long journey.
“We got off to a good start with Gary McNamee’s volley and then went on to score a second but we should have had more in the first half.
“The second-half performance wasn’t great but we didn’t concede any goals and when David Booth has a chance he’ll take it – he did that with two good finishes.”
The Black and Golds opened the scoring in the 11th minute when a long free kick from Craig Dorrat was sent into the box and McNamee netted for the second consecutive cup fixture with a volley.
McNamee turned provider midway through the half with a ball over the top of the home defence to play in Booth who got away from the marker before firing in a low shot off the far post.
Booth added his second two minutes into stoppage time when he had time and space following a counter attack and he ran on to score with a composed finish.
Hawick Royal Albert manager Dean Shanks conceded the damage had been done in the first half.
He said: “Huntly were clinical when they got their opportunities and showed why they’re experienced in the cup competition.
“We came back into it in the second half and had to change things about after losing our goalkeeper Kyle Rankin and had some chances when chasing the game into the second half.”