Dundee United romped to a convincing victory in this Forfarshire Cup tie with Brechin.
The Tangerines were slick throughout and could have easily scored even more than their final five-goal tally.
United completely dominated the first-half creating a bucketload of chances and taking four of them.
There was just seven minutes on the clock when Ray McKinnon’s side opened the scoring with Scott Fraser slipping a great pass to Justin Johnson marauding in from the right and he made no mistake, hitting an angled drive past Brechin keeper Graeme Smith.
The goalie kept the scoreline to a respectable level as the half progressed, pulling off a succession of last-ditch saves.
However, he was helpless to prevent United extending their lead in the 33rd minute when Fraser sent a superb curling effort from 20 yards into the back of the net.
The dam was now well and truly burst with the Tangerines making it three seven minutes later. Smith did well to save a Telfer effort but Blair Spittal rifled home the rebound from 22 yards.
Then in the 43rd minute, striker Simon Murray finally received the reward all his hard work in the half deserved when he slid the ball past Smith to send United in at the interval 4-0 up.
McKinnon’s men continued to dominate in the second 45 but Brechin had a superb opportunity to pull one back in the 64th minute when Ross Caldwell pounced on a Stewart Murdoch error and raced through on goal but the striker blasted well wide.
However, United well and truly put the icing on the cake in the 79th minute when Murray hit an outstanding half volley from the edge of the Brechin box high past the helpless Smith.