Celtic hosted Sevco in the Development League behind closed doors at Cappielow, home of Morton this morning.
The visitors, with bad boy Michael O’Halloran included, were on an unbeaten run of six games going into the fixture, although that was all but over before half-time!
With the game was only seven minutes old, attacking midfielder Regan Hendry put the young Hoops ahead with a volley from a poor clearance by the defence. Celtic 1 Sevco 0.
And the Bhoys didn’t take long to double their lead, when wide man Calvin Millers cross was deflected by the Sevco goalkeeper by defender Bradley. Celtic 2 Sevco 0.
The young Hoops were absolutely dominant and extended their lead further on the half hour mark when Regan Hendry scored his second of the game. Celtic 3 Sevco 0.
As Celtic pressed for a fourth, the best the visitors could hope for was the half-time whistle to save them from any further embarrassment. Fortunately for Sevco, the referee blew for the interval before any more damage was done.
However, the respite was only temporary, as Celtic flew out of the traps at the start of the second half, winning a penalty only three minutes after the restart, when Sevco goalkeeper McCrorie pulled back winger Calvin Miller to concede.
Up stepped Regan Hendry to convert the spot kick, and give the young Bhoy a hat-trick and the match ball. Celtic 4 Sevco 0.
As the crowd, well on Twitter, were baying for the Hoops to go for seven, the game kind of petered out without any more goals or incidents really, the young Sevco team taking their medicine.
A great start to the weekend for the club, always nice to let everyone know the pecking order in this city…
*Report loosely based on tweets from the Celtic View.