Defeat for Deveronside in Superleague opener while Dufftown go down fighting in Aberdeen.
A full programme of league games with 30 of the 31 clubs in action on Saturday.
LEE and Graham Fraser scored a goal in either half in the 2-0 win.
Carisbrooke return to Roysvale on Friday for final against Nairn champs Westerlea.
Both Forres clubs thumped Elgin rivals to book their place in the last four along with Kinloss and Westerlea.
Three of the competition's ties have already been cancelled due to positive Covid tests.
Quarter-finals night on Friday.
Positive Covid-19 cases at Ross County have seen their League Cup opener against Forfar cancelled, and the points awarded to the League One side.
County have temporarily suspended football operations after returning several positive tests for Covid-19 among players and staff.
Work carried out on Moray club's dressing rooms and showers.
Mechanics have paused all football activity for 10 days.