Dundee West survived a late scare from Blue Brazil to book their place in the second round of the Scottish Cup.
Goals from Godswill Oke and Nick Fletcher either side of half time put Dundee West in the driving seat, but a superb late free kick from Lewis Black set up a nervy finish to the tie.
Blue Brazil knocked Fairmuir out of the Scottish Cup last season en route to the last 16, and they were looking to inflict a similar fate on Dundee opposition in this year’s competition.
Sean MacNamara found Connor Reid with a neat pass, but he failed to hit the target from close range.
The Fife side had spent most of the opening exchanges inside the Dundee West half, but nearly found themselves behind before 10 minutes had been played. A long ball sent Nick Fletcher in behind, and after goalkeeper Owen Martin failed to deal with the ball, Fletcher delivered a cross that Cavan McLaren was inches away from heading into the empty net.
The ball eventually fell to Luke Miller, who headed wide.
Both sides were trying to get a foothold in the game, but neither goalkeeper was being seriously tested. David Boylan was called into action after 18 minutes, producing a fine diving save to keep out Euan Stewart’s effort from 15 yards.
Boylan was helpless moments later when Jack Reid spun free inside the area. Fortunately for the hosts, his low effort flashed wide. 10 minutes later, Boylan held Jack Reid’s effort from distance.
With half time on the horizon, Dundee West went in front. Godswill Oke opened the scoring with a shot that nestled in the top corner, despite Martin getting a touch to the ball.