Dryburgh broke Dundee Stars’ hearts with a 4-1 victory at DISC enough to send them to the East Region Cup semi-finals at the expense of their beaten opponents.
They were joined by Dundee Celtic, who recovered from their opening game defeat, to set-up a last-four clash with Montrose next week by beating Dundee City 5-4.
Dundee West sailed through, too, with a 7-1 victory over their B team, Dundee West FD.
Celtic kicked off the evening by cruising into a 2-0 half-time lead over Dundee City. Alex Gibb curled in the opener before an own goal had them ahead and looking sure to take the three points.
City, however, rallied in the second period after Kieron Gardiner’s red card for dissent and grabbed a 3-2 lead thanks to two Andy Higgins and one Steven McLachlan strikes.
Once back to five men, Celtic found the scoring touch again and racked up a 5-3 lead with Gibb grabbing a hat-trick and Brandon Hawes also netting. McLachlan scored late on to set up a tense finish but Celtic held on for victory.
After winning their opening two contests, Stars looked favourites to make it through Group A but they fell behind early on to a Dryburgh side.
Matthew Bruni Sousa put Athletic in front before Peter Hine’s double had them well in control. A three-goal difference in scoreline would see Stars out and their opponents through.
Lewis Thomson gave his side a chance to scrape through but with three minutes remaining, Sousa added his second to send his side through on goal difference.
Group B was a more tame affair as Dundee West eased through, beating their second string 7-1. First-half goals from Andy Walls, James Montgomery and Jamie Reilly were then added to by Mikey Craig, Jordan Timmons and Reilly with his second. Jamie McCann got a consolation for FD.
That sees West through as group winners ahead of Montrose setting up next week’s last four of Celtic v Montrose and Dryburgh v West.