Targets from Rory McAllister, Robbie Leitch, Leighton McIntosh, Iain Vigurs, Fraser Fyvie (two), Morgyn Neill and a Gregor Jordan own-goal gave new boss Jim McIntyre one thing to smile about it.
Gala, managed by ex-Cove participant Martin Scott, discovered the web within the first-half via Zander Murray however the Lowland League facet wilted within the second.
Cove Rangers cruised to an 8-1 win over Gala Fairydean Rovers of their second pre-season pleasant on the Balmoral Stadium.
McAllister jabbed Cove into an early lead, ending from shut vary after Mark Reynolds headed Jamie Masson’s nook into his path.
Mitch Megginson and McAllister got here near including to the lead, whereas Murray and Mark Berry had been denied by Scott Ross and Kyle Gourlay respectively.
Murray levelled the scores on the half-hour mark with a well-taken end contained in the field however Cove had been forward once more 5 minutes later.
Centre-back Gregor Jordan gifted possession to Blair Xmas and he lifted the ball into Leitch, who crashed a shot simply underside the crossbar.
Gourlay got here out rapidly to make a wise cease earlier than the break as Jazic Balde was put via on aim.
McIntosh was considered one of three half-time adjustments for the house facet and acquired a 3rd in the beginning of the second interval. Leitch pulled the ball again throughout aim for him to fit residence first-time.
Neill had a header cleared off the road by Calum Corridor earlier than Vigurs bagged the fourth from McIntosh’s go.
Fyvie drilled residence a fifth with 25 minutes to go and Neill headed a sixth from Vigurs’ nook.
A pleasant transfer introduced in regards to the seventh, as Vigurs’ cross-field go picked out Shay Logan and his cross to the again publish was turned in by Fyvie.
Jordan then turned the ball into his personal web with Megginson lurking to finish the rout.