Rangers progressed to the 5th round of the SFA Youth Cup after a comprehensive 5-1 victory over Hibs at Ibrox.
Both sides came into the game with 16 points from a possible 30 in the league and Rangers looked to end a run of draws in their last two games. Hibs came into the tie fresh, although possibly lacking a bit of sharpness following the postponement of their last two fixtures although new first team manager Terry Butcher was there to watch his clubs youngsters in action.
The early minutes were fairly scrappy with neither side taking a hold on the match until Rangers broke the deadlock in the 16th minute following a spectacular long range strike by Charlie Telfer which swerved into the top corner beyond Hibs 'keeper Dougie Horne.
Unfortunately for Rangers Telfer was hurt in a 50/50 with defender Robert Wilson of scoring and was replaced by Darren Ramsay.
Hibs came back into the game after this and Callum Crane forced a terrific save from Liam Kelly in the Rangers goal as he just tipped the full backs strike onto the cross bar and out for a corner.
Barrie McKay, who received an audible cheer from a section of the crowd almost every time he picked up the ball, gathered the ball 25 yards from goal and unleashed a strike which soared past Horne into the opposite corner from where Telfer had struck.
Hibs again responded after this setback and David Paul spurned an excellent chance to claw one back when he shot straight at Kelly after leaving his marker standing.
Paul would come to regret that miss shortly afterwards when Andrew Black fouled Tom Walsh in the area and left the referee with no option but to point to the spot. Black was maybe a bit lucky to avoid a red card but nonetheless Rangers were on the brink of making it 3-0 just on the stroke of half time.
Dylan Dykes stepped up and calmly placed his penalty low to the 'keepers right and killed the tie off before the interval.