The winners of this tie would be making an appearance in the final of thetournament at Pittodrie. With that at stake, both sides were keen to emerge victorious.
Link Up threatened first with a couple of free-kicks. The first saw Roger swing in a high looping cross from wide left which just eluded Masson. The next, just on the D, was touched to the side by Masson for McCrory to hammer in a low drive just past the left post.
Culter won a corner on the left which resulted in a header over the bar. They followed this with a dangerous break down the left, Stott getting down well to cut out a low cross with their strikers in close attention.
An opportunist goal from STUART gave Link Up the lead on 12 minutes, his brilliant first-time strike flying in from fully 35 yards.
The same player then shelled a high ball from right-back deep into the Culter box where Douglas’ aerial challenge on the keeper led to the ball breaking back to him before it was eventually forced clear.
Next, a B Simpson head flick from the right found Dyka, who stepped across a challenge at the edge of the box, set himself and skelped a low grounder off the post.
Link Up continued to enjoy the bulk of possession and territorial advantage for the remainder of the first half. The Brochers extended their lead shortly after with a goal of real quality. B Simpson slipped through a diagonal ball to WATT wide right.
He checked inside his marker and drove on to a central position just inside the box before slotting a composed left foot finish in off the right hand post.
It was soon 3-0. A McCrory corner from the right soared over the Culter defence to MOWAT, at the back post, and he thumped home a powerful, low shot through a crowd of players.
DOUGLAS completed the scoring when he weaved past two challenges and drove home, via a deflection, to make it 4-0.
Another solid performance from this team of young locals which sees them into a high profile cup final.