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The Brora Rangers’ hopes of promotion to the second division took a heavy blow when they reached the semi-finals were beaten by Kelty Hearts in the first leg at Dudgeon Park.
But goalkeeper Joe Malin saved both free kicks from Kallum Higginbotham and Nathan Austin to keep the game goalless.
However, he was unable to hit a missile by Dylan Easton to give Kelty the lead after 21 minutes.
Kelty doubled his lead 11 minutes into the second half when they received a third penalty.
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