Match ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Spartans FC 0.
Berwick Rangers ended Spartans' thrilling Scottish Cup run as they won the fifth-round replay at Shielfield Park to set up a quarter-final match away to Championship side Hibernian.
Lowland League Spartans had secured a 1-1 draw against their League Two opponents on 7 February.
However, their Cup dream came to a halt when they could not cancel out Darren Lavery's first-half strike.
Jack Nixon gave the home side a fright when his shot hit the post late on.
Spartans enjoyed the best of the opening exchanges without creating any real opportunities but saw themselves behind from the first corner of the game in the 29th minute.
Paul Willis floated the ball over from the left and Lavery found time and space to fire home from close range to net his 14th goal of the season.
Colin Cameron had Blair Carswell scrambling in the Spartans goal early in the second half when his cross drifted goalwards in the wind but went marginally over the top of the bar.
Berwick were enjoying the better of things with the wind behind them and Lavery and Kerr Young went close to extending their advantage.
Spartans came close to hauling themselves level three minutes from time when Nixon's strike came back off the woodwork but Berwick held on to secure a trip in Easter Road in the last eight.
- 4NotmanSubstituted forGoldat 27'minutes
- 7GraySubstituted forHendersonat 68'minutes
- 9LaverySubstituted forMaxwellat 81'minutes
- 8GrantBooked at 85mins
- 11MotionSubstituted forMcLeodat 59'minutes
- 7BeesleySubstituted forStevensonat 74'minutes
- 10SluddenSubstituted forDouglasat 59'minutes
- Greg Aitken
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Berwick Rangers 1, Spartans FC 0.
Foul by Blair Henderson (Berwick Rangers).
Jack Nixon (Spartans FC) wins a free kick on the left wing.
(Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by Ally MacKinnon (Spartans FC).
Corner, Spartans FC. Conceded by Devon Jacobs.
Colin Cameron (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick on the left wing.
Foul by Errol Douglas (Spartans FC).
Attempt saved. Paul Willis (Berwick Rangers) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.
Jack Nixon (Spartans FC) hits the bar with a right footed shot from the centre of the box.
John Grant (Spartans FC) is shown the yellow card.
Lee Currie (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the attacking half.
Foul by John Grant (Spartans FC).
Substitution, Berwick Rangers. Scott Maxwell replaces Darren Lavery.
Foul by Ross Drummond (Berwick Rangers).
Willie Bremner (Spartans FC) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Substitution, Spartans FC. Craig Stevenson replaces Jack Beesley.
Attempt missed. Kerr Young (Berwick Rangers) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the right.
Blair Henderson (Berwick Rangers) wins a free kick in the defensive half.