Celtic powered their way into the quarter finals of the SFA Youth cup after putting five goals past Development League rivals Dundee United.
A low drive from Mark Hill late in the first half sent the young Celts on their way before second half goals from Josh Kerr, and substitutes Michael Johnston and PJ Crossan, rounded off a comfortable afternoon for the young Celts.
The first half was a scrappy affair, but it was undoubtedly Celtic who had the upper hand as they held onto possession to try and work an opening.
However, it was set pieces that proved the most fruitful avenue for them in the first quarter, as deliveries led to Kerr being denied by United keeper Brett Long, and striker Jack Aitchison hitting the bar.
The Tangerines did look a threat on the break at times, with the pace of Graham Taylor and Matty Smith providing an outlet. But they struggled to produce an end product.
Celtic continued to dominate and pressed high up the pitch, characterised by their marauding full backs Anthony Ralston and Aidan McIlduff. And in the 35th minute the latter showed good pace and skill to surge into the box, only to be denied by the feet of Long.
The deadlock was broken though on the stroke of half time. A Celtic throw on the right hand side landed at the feet of midfielder Mark Hill, who cut inside and rifled a left-footed shot into the bottom corner from 20 yards.