St Andrews United...........0 Camelon............................4
St Andrews United were punished harshly for a lack of cutting edge in the final third.
In addition, exasperation at poor decisions by the officials saw the clash turn in to a very bad afternoon at the office.
Manager Phil McGuire made changes to the side beaten at Fauldhouse United, Stevie McManus replaced the injured Jamie Mackie whilst Sam Buchan replaced Kieran Sturrock.
New signing Stanley Chitemere took a place on the bench.
United started well, first Paddy Deane and then Craig Wedderburn headed over the bar inside the first three minutes.
Saints bright start was turned on its head after 12 minutes when Colin Allison appeared to handle the ball and roll it in to the path of his strike partner David Grant.
He held off the United defence before shooting beyond Duncan Bruce.
United battled to get back in to the game but Allison made it 2-0 on 25 minutes.
Two minutes later it was 3-0 when the ball broke forward and, despite looking offside, Grant was allowed to continue.
His shot was saved by Bruce but Allison, despite being in an offside position, tapped the ball home.
Grant scored his second and Camelon’s fourth on the half hour.
McGuire changed the formation but still the final ball was woeful.
Changes were made at the break with Chitemere making his debut alongside Sam Buchan replaced McInnes and Holden.
Good work by Chitermere on 54 minutes saw Ricky Patrick shoot inches wide.
A McMullan effort appeared to strike a Camelon hand on the hour but the referee waved play on.
The visitors showed they could be dangerous on the break when Bruce had to be at his best to deny Jamie Glasgow.
St Andrews - Bruce, McMullan, Dobie, McInnes (Chitemere), Wedderburn, Patrick, Holden (Buchan), Deane, McManus, Sturrock (Wilson), Whitehead.