Craig Callaghan’s side turned the form book upside down to defeat South Division Two rivals Col Glen 3-2 at Silver Sands and set up a last-four date with either Lochside Rovers or Kyles Athletic.

Aberdour were boosted by the inclusion of some of the youngsters who are regulars in the first team but fell behind to Willie MacVicar’s goal after 13 minutes, before Scott MacVicar doubled the advantage four minutes after half-time.

But the hosts hauled themselves back into contention eight minutes later when Tom Abbott found Chris Bowerman to score, before the same player showed good composure outside the D to equalise in the 62nd minute.

Aberdour’s tails were up and just two minutes later, Bowerman completed his hat-trick to put them in front when he finished off a fine move involving Abbott and first-team coach Lisa MacColl that cut open the Col Glen defence.

The visitors pushed for an equaliser in the final 10 minutes but with goalkeeper/coach Callaghan on form, they held out and MacColl told Press Sport, “It was a good result and Craig was delighted with the performance of the team. It was nice for him for the hard work that he has put in over the years and I was glad he was able to put out a team he wanted, which has been difficult this year. They were a real credit to themselves and I think overall it was a good game and our guys deserved to win.” The seconds will enjoy this weekend off but the first team are back in action against Kyles Athletic at Silver Sands on Saturday. Throw up is at 2.30pm.