Last Thursday saw the Forres and Nairn league kick off with matches in the Calum Riddell Memorial Trophy.
Nairn's Uncle Bobs defeated Forres' Mosset Tavern 4-1 in one of three rreliminary ties.
Lossiemouth Welfare had a 3-0 win away to Elgin Caledonian in a game marred by a serious knee injury to Lossie's Thomas Mustoe.
The Kinloss Sappers marked their return to the FNWFA by ruining the Red Lion's own comeback with a 1-0 win at Kinloss.
Kinloss then beat Nairn United 7-1 to book a semi-final trip this Friday to league champs Elgin Thistle, who beat Bobs 2-1.
Lossie's bid was ended by a 7-1 loss to Nairn's Westerlea, who now meet Carlton (Forres) after their 3-1 victory against FC Elgin.
In the Moray league, champions Hopeman began their defence with a 2-0 win at home to Elgin Athletic.
Aberlour edged out Cullen 1-0 while the highest scorers were Fochabers, 12-1 winners against Rothes A, and Buckie United who beat new boys Lhanbryde 9-0.
Burghead United won 8-2 against Tomintoul, Bishopmill Rovers edged out Macduff 2-0 and Banff Rovers were 3-0 winners at Portsoy.