Carnoustie Panmure went into Saturday’s GA Engineering Cup tie with Islavale with just two fit substitutes on the bench.
Despite this they went on to win the third round tie 4-1.
With only 13 available players, manager Alan McSkimming was forced into changes.
Jamie Robb came back in place of Alan Cormack; Pat Smith came in for Gordon Macdonald and Ryan Taylor came in for Luke McGeehan.
This resulted in the need of a reshuffle with Smith playing just behind Sam Simpson and Ryan Taylor on the left of a midfield four.
Carnoustie started well and took the lead through Ryan Roche when a corner was headed backwards by Ewan Buggins, hitting Roche and going in.
Steven Cook made it 2-0 on 19 minutes when he slammed the ball home after a fine passing move.
With just over half an hour gone the Gowfers lost Roche with what looked like a very serious knee injury that resulted in the big centre half heading for Ninewells.
The second half was just 10 minutes old when another Buggins header came back off a post and hit Danny Millar in the midrift and went in.
And then 10 minutes later Jamie McCabe confused the keeper with a deceptively deliberate miss hit shot that went in at the near post.
The visitors pulled one back on 78 minutes when a Scott McIntosh effort hit the inside of the post and was adjudged to have crossed the line before Steven Cook could clear the ball.
While it was not a vintage performance, Panmure won the tie nonetheless and now progress to the quarter-finals where they face a trip across the Tay to play Tayport at the Canniepairt.
Panmure manager Alan McSkimming
He said: “It’s a cup that we want to do well in.
“They have a large history and have won a lot of trophies, but it’s about what we can do on the day.
“If we do what we are capable of then we can definitely go through to the semi-finals.”