Brechin City gaffer Ray McKinnon admitted the 1-1 Scottish Cup draw with Annan Athletic was probably the fair result.
Colin Hamilton put the visitors ahead shortly before half-time but the Hedgemen were unable to grab a killer second goal, and Matty Flynn levelled on the hour mark.
That draw now makes a second fixture necessary, with the replay scheduled for Tuesday, December 9 at Glebe Park, with the winner facing Falkirk away.
McKinnon said: “I think we had the better of the chances, but a draw was probably fair enough.
“It was always going to be a tough game coming down here and playing on the plastic pitch.
“We could have played better and we could have made things easier for ourselves by taking our chances, but the main thing is that we’re still in the cup and we’ll be in the last-16 draw.”
The Galabankies were on top of the fixture when Hamilton put City ahead but the Brechin boss said the hosts didn’t really create much.
He continued: “Fair play to Annan. They scored a well-worked goal on the counter-attack, although we could have defended it better.
“They probably only had two clear chances and scored from one of them, which is disappointing.
“We’ve got to fancy our chances back up at Glebe Park.”