Celtic came from behind to beat Ayr United in the League cup, The Hoops had already won two and lost one previous to the game with Ayr, so they knew a win here would take them to the top of the West region section. Goals from Connor McLaren and skipper Joe Thomson were enough to secure Celtic claimed top spot ahead of their game next week were they travel to Queens Park.
Early morning breeze at Barrowfield wasn't the perfect way to get the players from both teams hyped up for this game and it showed in the early stages and neither side were looking to go all out and looked pretty happy to just keep possession of the ball and try make the other team work perhaps forcing a mistake.
Celtic looked to us the channels to look for goals and they came close when Connor McLaren showed a good burst of pace to create himself space for a cross, hiss ball it to the danger area was met by his skipper Joe Thomson who's attempt was saved well by the Ayr United goalie.
Andrew Muir bombed forward for Ayr and his attempt on goal was tipped just on to the bar by the massive Celtic keeper.
Shortly after the Celtic bar was rattling it was the turn of Ayr's keeper to tip a shot on the woodwork, after some great work in the midfield Regan Hendry found space to get a shot away but he could only watch his attempt be fantastically touched on to the crossbar by Bobby McLatchie in the United goal.
Just when it looked like both teams would be going in to the half time break without a goal the visitors opened the scoring when some poor defending from Celtic led to Ayr being awarded a free kick just outside the box, the delivery was great less can be said about Celtic's clearance as a Hoops played fired the ball straight off Josh McCarthur and in to the back of the net.