Brechin crashed out of the Petrofac Training Cup after being well beaten at home by League One rivals Peterhead.
The Peterhead attack was led by Rory McAllister, who scored 40 goals in 63 games for Brechin between 2009 and 2011, but it was another ex-Brechin man, Jamie Redman, who gave Peterhead the lead in 10 minutes.
A fiercely-struck free-kick from Jamie Stevenson crashed back off the Brechin crossbar and Redman sidefooted home the rebound.
Brechin tried to reply and Paul McLean had a header saved from a Craig Molloy free-kick.
On 21 minutes a great pass from Stevenson put David Cox away on the left and from his cross, McAllister somehow missed a sitter from close range.
Peterhead continued to dominate and Cox volleyed wide at full stretch from a McAllister cross in 24 minutes, then on 36 minutes, Redman headed wide from a Cox corner.
On 39 minutes, Andy Jackson went close for the home side when he headed wide from a Colin Hamilton cross.
Brechin looked to raise their game at the start of the second half and on 47 minutes Hamilton headed wide from a Bobby Barr corner.
Peterhead gave themselves a cushion with a superb second goal on 58 minutes.
Left-back Steven Noble took a return pass from McAllister and fired home a left-foot drive.
Brechin threw on all three substitutes on 64 minutes and six minutes later, Hamilton went close with a drive which flew just wide.
Peterhead remained dangerous and on 72 minutes substitute Mark Millar forced a flying save from home keeper Graeme Smith with a 35-yard drive.
There was no way back for Brechin, although substitute Callum Tapping almost snatched a consolation in the 90th minute when his half-volley flew over.