A Ryan Wallace hat-trick gave East Fife their first back-to-back away wins of the season with a victory at Brechin.
Ewan Moyes put the home side ahead in the 16th minute, firing past Michael Brown after a goalmouth scramble.
Top scorer Wallace then drew East Fife level, slotting home a typically cool finish when one-on-one with Craig Nelson for his 21st of the season.
Wallace continued to be the difference between the two sides, and he added his second after the break with another smart finish to take his personal tally to four goals in two games.
The 21-year-old rounded off a sparkling performance with a poacher's goal in injury time to complete a comfortable win for East Fife.
Brechin: Nelson, McLean, Dunlop, Buist, Moyes, Brady, Molloy, McKenna (Lister 62), Hodge (King 46), McKenzie, McManus, King (Fusco 80).Subs Not Used: McLauchlan, Scott.
Goals: Moyes 16.
East Fife: Michael Brown, Durie, Cook, McCormack, White, Linn, Janczyk (Muir 65), Darren Smith, Robert Sloan, Dalziel (Hislop 64), Wallace.Subs Not Used: Ovenstone, McQuade, Collier.
Goals: Wallace 31,59,90.
Ref: Bobby Madden