Brechin Vics were under strength for their visit to league leaders Dundee North End on Saturday.
It was the home side who dominated the opening period and took the lead in the 12th minute.
Vics were struggling to get into the game and conceded further goals in the 20th and 27th minutes to go in at half time three goals down.
The second half followed the same pattern with North End having the lions share of possession and they added further goals in the 60th, 70th and 88th minutes to complete a totally miserable afternoon for the Vics.
Team: Robbie, S. Eaton, Young, Cairney, Ross, Whtworth, McKay, Stephen, Dunn, Ferguson, Strachan. Subs: C. Eaton, Renilson, Bayfield, Henderson and R. Mustard.
A spokesperson for the club said: “This was an unacceptable performance from Vics and a vast improvement will be demanded for their home league game on Saturday February 22 when they entertain Lochore Welfare. Kick-off is at 2.15 p.m.”