Celtic's Under 20 side sailed through to the final of the Little Big Shot Scottish FA Youth Scottish Cup with a very convincing win over Hibernian at Cappielow Park. The Hoops' dominance showed as Luke Donnelly netted four times and teammates Rory Currie and Fiacre Kelleher added to their total to send the Bhoys through and set up a glamour tie with Glasgow rivals Rangers at Hampden Par in the final.
Despite the final score, it was the Edinburgh side who had the first chance; the ball fell to Ben Stirling on the edge of the box, whose shot was parried by Jordan Hart, the ball found its way to Lewis Allen a few yards from goal but the striker was unable to capitalise.
However, ten minutes later, Celtic were ahead; full back Sam Wardrop broke free from his marker and played a neat through ball to Luke Donnelly who poked the ball into the bottom corner and finished with ease.
Two minutes later, Celtic doubled their lead; Calum Waters launched a free kick to the back post from the left and defender Fiacre Kelleher rose above the Hibs defence to guide the ball over Kleton Perntreou with his head.
It was to be a horrific six minutes for Hibs as they saw Rory Currie score Celtic’s third; Wardrop once again provided a fantastic cross and the striker was on hand to power the ball into the goal at the back post.
Celtic were able to add a fourth before half time too; Waters managed to evade his marker to cut in from the left and shoot, his shot was saved but fell to Donnelly who was clinical and smashes the ball into the top corner.
Hibs managed to hold on till half time and the referee brought an end to a bizarre first half; it was not a one sided affair by any means, but Celtic managed to take all four good chances they had and were very clinical in front of goal.