Two goals from Andy Barrowman took Ross County in the second round of the CIS Insurance Cup at Elgin City's expense.
Andy Dowie headed home a Derek Adams' corner, but Elgin equalised when Martin Charlesworth converted a Craig Campbell cross just before the break.
Barrowman headed County back in front before Elgin's Allan Dempsie was sent off after picking up two yellow cards.
And Barrowman made sure of victory late on when he bundled home an Adams cross at the far post.
Ross County: Bullock, McCulloch, Golabek, Dowie, Keddie, Scott, Gunn (Shields 63), Adams, Barrowman, Petrie, Moore (Higgins 73).
Subs Not Used: Pomei, Niven, Robertson.
Booked: Scott, Adams.
Goals: Dowie 23, Barrowman 72, 90.
Elgin: Dunn, Campbell, Dempsie, Hind, Dickson, Gilbert, O'Donoghue, Martin (Smith 68), Charlesworth, Kaczan, Ross.
Subs Not Used: Malin, Clark, Lewis, Duguid.
Sent Off: Dempsie (84).
Booked: Dempsie, O'Donoghue, Campbell.
Goals: Charlesworth 44.
Ref: D Somers (Scotland).