Hibernian U20s progressed to the semi-final after a professional performance defeating Queens Park 3-0 with a double from Connor Duthie and Taylor Hendry chipping in with a single.
The Easter Road club welcomed Queens Park to Easter Road for the 5th Round of the Little Big Shot Scottish FA Youth Cup.
The home side reached this stage of the competition with a hard fought 3-1 win against Kilmarnock whilst Queen Park went all the way to penalties defeating Greenock Morton Fc 4-3 on spot kicks after it finished 2-2 in regulation time then 4-4 aet.
Queens Park got the game underway and the first chance of the game came two minutes in and it went the visitors way. A corner played in from the right by James Gallagher at the back post found James Marr but he put his header over the bar.
Hibs opened the scoring on the 11th minute from the penalty spot through Connor Duthie after Sam Biggart brought down Aaron Dunsmore in the box and the referee did not hesitate to point to the spot. Duthie stepped up and made no mistake from the spot when blasted the ball to the keepers right.
The Easter Road men were quite happy to keep possession and spray the ball around the park looking for that opportunity to get the ball forward as the wind and hail really started to bare its teeth.
Hibs should have doubled their lead on the 20 minute mark when Scott Martin found himself five yards out but Sam George denied him with a super block.
Queens were not much of a threat going forward and were having to do a lot of work chasing the ball down.
The home side were awarded a free kick after Scott Martin was upended by Queens James Marr who was lucky not to see a yellow card.
Sam George produced a top quality one handed save to deny Callum Crane from close range after getting on the end of a superb cross in from the right by Jordan Sinclair.
Hibs who had been the better side in the first half doubled their lead on 37 minutes when indecision in the Queens box allowed Duthie far to much time on the ball and he blasted home from 12 yards to claim his and Hibs second of the game to give them some real breathing space.
Queens came close when Gallagher played a low driven ball into the box from the left but Marr could not turn it home at the near post.
Jordan Sinclair could have ended of the half on a high for the home side right on the stroke of half time when he hit a powerful drive from distance but the impressive Sam George came to Queens rescue when he got down low to his right to make the stop.
A deserved lead for the men in green and white who controlled the game in the first half.