A much changed Cowdenbeath side was swept aside after the interval by Premiership St Mirren in this friendly at Central Park.
In the first minute the Buddies threatened when Adam Brown tried his luck with a 22-yarder and home keeper Thomas Flynn dived to knock the ball out for a corner. But in five minutes the home side took the lead.
Lewis Milne and Kenny Adamson combined to set up the Fifers’ trialist front man who fired a left foot shot into the net off the underside of the bar.
Then the big striker got away from his marker and his effort was deflected narrowly wide.
Saints were good on the ball and forced a series of corners but the hosts kept them out, although Kenny McLean forced a brilliant Flynn save with a 25-yard pile-driver.
Almost instantly at the other end Cowden’s Higgins fed the trialist unmarked six yards out but the diving Ridgers defied him.
But in 18 minutes St Mirren were level when Gregg Wylde’s cross was perfect for Jason Naismith to bullet a 10-yard header past the keeper.
Then on the half-time whistle Saints took the lead when McLean’s 18-yard left-foot effort from Wylde’s cross flew into the corner of the net.
Cowden made nine changes at the interval and Saints just the one and the substitutions saw the hosts lose their free-flowing style with the game seeing few chances.
In 66 minutes St Mirren went 3-1 up when a neat move by the saw Darren Brownlie blast the ball into his own net trying to clear a Thomas Reilly cross.
The fourth came with 12 minutes left when Reilly’s low cross was perfect for Marwood to shoot home from seven yards out.