Brechin boss Ray McKinnon heaped praise on his side after they demolished Stirling Albion at Forthbank to move to within a point of the League One summit.
Andy Jackson and Alan Trouten both scored twice and Bobby Barr was also on target for the visitors, who face Ayr United at Glebe Park on Saturday.
McKinnon said: “I’m delighted with the result and it was a real team performance.
“We were decimated by injuries last season but we’ve got a strong squad at our disposal now and you saw that from the quality we had on the bench.
“Callum Tapping had to go off with a knee injury but we are hoping it is not too serious. We’ll see how he is on Tuesday night at training.”
Jackson grabbed his first goal of the season in 14 minutes with a close-range header after great work by Tapping and the ex-St Johnstone striker doubled the lead in 63 minutes when he seized on an error by Chris Smith and beat keeper Callum Reidford with a brilliant lob from 30 yards.
Trouten, on for the injured Tapping, converted a penalty after he had been flattened by Gordon Smith and Barr netted the fourth goal, although Trouten’s effort was going in anyway.
Trouten completed the rout with two minutes remaining when he was left unmarked to head home.
Binos boss Greig McDonald said: “That was completely unacceptable. The players have let myself, the club and the supporters down.”