First senior goals from 16-year-old Jack Mitchell on 37 minutes and Adam Leask five minutes from team completed a first ever victory for ‘Dour’s senior side at Taynuilt - who had a player sent off in the second half - and earned a place in the Gregor Cameron Consultancy Glasgow Celtic Society Cup quarter-finals.

Their reward is a crack at Premiership outfit Inverary at home a week on Saturday and after opening their season with two defeats in South Division One, McColl told Press Sport that a different mental approach had paid dividends.

“We’ve never won in Taynuilt so that is a great achievement, especially because we’re not from a traditional shinty playing area which motivates other teams playing against us,” she said.

“It was a shame they lost their discipline a bit in the second half by having a player sent off and two yellow carded, but it was good that our team were able to step up and deal with it. Nobody will take losing in a cup lying down and to go on to play Inverary at home for the first time will be a great experience for our guys.

“We decided to try something different and redefined how we look at success. We looked at goals and targets across the game for the players, so for example sometimes we’ve rushed clearing the ball into midfield so we set them a target of showing a bit more composure and putting 80 per cent of them wide. For the forwards they set themselves a target of trying to keep 50 per cent of balls played up to them until it went out of play or they had a chance at goal, and two thirds of them we did play forward stayed there.

“We blew them out of the water in the first half and played a style that I know they can. We were one up at half-time and I knew we were dominating the game but it was just nice to see the guys enjoying it, working to a gameplan and putting in a performance we know they’re capable of.” The seniors are in further cup action this weekend as Inverness - one division above Aberdour - visit in the Balliemore Cup but the club’s seconds have the weekend off following their 3-1 loss at Tayforth in South Division Two.

The more experienced hosts were 2-0 up after 25 minutes through John Seam and Finlay Stark and although Daniel Neilson pulled a goal back before half-time, Stark added his second after the break to complete the victory.

Throw-up for this Saturday’s Balliemore Cup clash at Silver Sands is at 2.30pm.