Celtic guaranteed their place in next month's SWF Scottish Cup Final with a dominating performance from that swept aside a plucky Kilmarnock Blues team.
Seven goals were enough to see Celtic run out comfortable winners in a match that saw great quality from both teams.
Celtic didn't have it all their own way from kick off; Kilmarnock's bright early play saw them take a deserved lead through an Amy Murdoch finish.
This initial set back appeared to spark Celtic into life. They pressed higher up the pitch and were quickly rewarded with an equaliser as Emma Louise Lawton dispossed the defender and fed in her namesake Emma Johnstone to calmly and confidently finish low to the keeper's right.
With parity restored in the scoreline, Celtic set about taking control of the midfield. Lawton down the left and Yasmin Boyce through the middle were particular standouts in applying more and more pressure as Celtic forced a series of long range efforts and set pieces. A combination of brilliant goalkeeping from captain Laura Thomson and last ditch tackles kept Kilmarnock level until midway through the first half.
However, there was a sense of inevitability about the moment Celtic finally made the key breakthrough. Lawton picked the ball up by her own corner flag and ran the length of the left flank, after getting the break of the ball during an attempted give-and-go, to fire high across the keeper and into the top right hand corner.
In the blink of an eye, two became three as Johnstone cut in from the left and rocketed a shot low to the keepers left.
A string of fantastic saves from Thomson kept Kilmarnock in the game at a stage where they looked in danger of being trampled. The first, a dive high to her left to tip a Kathleen McGovern free kick onto the crossbar was particularly eyecatching, whilst a reflex save to deny Lawton what would have been a spectacular volley was equally as impressive.
Buoyed on by a vocal support, Kilmarnock found a way back into the game; Murdoch's attempted effort was kept alive by Courtney Allan, who managed to squeeze the ball home from a tight angle.
Similarly to the opener, Kilmarnock were not able to capitalise on the momentum of scoring as Celtic once again hit back almost immediately. More good play, this time down the right, from Johnstone saw her hit the byline and cross accurately to Boyce who had the composure and the technique to take a touch and pass the ball past a stranded Thomson.