Celtic under-17s were victorious in the Glasgow City Cup final following a 2-0 win over rivals Rangers at Hampden Park. Goals from Josh Kerr and Mark Hill sealed the win for the Bhoys in what is their second consecutive Glasgow Cup win.
The match was played in front of a crowd of just under two thousand who were thoroughly entertained by what the youth players had to offer.
Rangers started the brighter side and were quickly awarded a free kick on the half way line. Jack Thomson stepped up and provided a deep cross to the back post but Ross McCrorie sent his header wide of the goal.
Sam Jamieson had been looking lively since the start of the match and his quality was shown when he stormed away from several Celtic defenders before being halted by Anthony Ralston just inside the box – this was a warning sign for Celtic who struggled to deal with Jamieson’s pace.
Celtic then had the chance of the half so far; after some nice interplay, Rory Currie played through captain Regan Hendry but the midfielder’s shot was well saved and the ball was cleared.
A few moments later, Celtic’s Calvin Millar thought he had put the Bhoys ahead; He beat his marker, cut inside and hit a strong shot towards goal – the ball looked destined for the top corner but it just crept wide.
Rory Currie then thought he was through but a great challenge from McCrorie denied Celtic a certain goal. As a result of the challenge the ball fell to Hendry but his low shot just missed the bottom right hand corner.
The referee then brought a halt to the first half and the game was goalless. It was a slightly cagey first half with neither side wanting to give anything away.