Derek Lyle scored twice as Queen of the South battered Championship new boys Brechin City.
The veteran striker drilled home from Jordan Marshall's corner and pounced on a rebound to make it 2-0 at the break.
John Rankin added to the lead with a tap in before Chris O'Neil pulled one back in the 75th minute.
Lyndon Dykes restored the hosts' three-goal cushion almost immediately, chipping goalkeeper Graeme Smith to put the game beyond doubt.
Queen of Sth
- 1MartinSubstituted forLeighfieldat 17'minutes
- 14JacobsSubstituted forAkubuineat 82'minutes
- 21CarmichaelSubstituted forStirlingat 59'minutes
- 3DyerBooked at 59mins
- 4FuscoSubstituted forSinclairat 68'minutes
- 12O'NeilBooked at 66minsSubstituted forFordat 79'minutes
- 10LayneSubstituted forOrsiat 68'minutes
- Colin Steven
- Shots on Target