CELTIC outclassed their Ibrox counterparts to win 3-0 and lift the Scottish FA Youth Cup at Hampden last night.
So it even days of Hoops dominance across the levels was complete as Tommy McIntrye’s youngsters triumphed with goals from skipper Sam Wardrop, Calvin Miller and Aidan Mcllduff.
After Brendan Rodgers watched his Under-17s lift the Glasgow Cup with a 2-1 victory over the Govan outfit last Wednesday, his first team’s 2-0 Scottish Cup semi-final success on Sunday was followed by another dominant display at the national stadium.
After Aidan Wilson’s early booking for clattering Jack Aitchsion, the Hoops seized the initiative and took the lead when Miller’s left-wing cross found defender Wardrop and he flashed a low drive past keeper Robbie McRorie.
On the stroke of half-time, a long ball from Hoops No.1 Conor Hazard allowed the pacy Miller to race away from the Ibrox defenders before sliding the ball into the unguarded net.
Seven minutes after the restart, another Celtic goal arrived and it was a nightmare moment for McCrorie.
The young goalie could only get a weak hand to McIlduff’s shot and the ball spun into the back of the net.
In the end, it was a deserved win for McIntyre’s kids who were again watched by boss Rodgers from the Hampden stands.
The Celtic manager takes his side to Ibrox on Saturday morning aiming to maintain Celtic’s 100% record against Sevco Rangers at the ground Charles Green bought from Duff & Phelps in 2012 after the old Rangers had a CVA rejected and were placed into liquidation, leaving behind hundred of millions in unpaid debts.
In the only previous meeting Celtic came back from a goal down to win after Moussa Dembele equalized and Scotts Sinclair scored a well deserved winner.