A hat-trick from Shay O'Donnell plus goals from Jack Auld and Greg Foster helped Hampden Boys Club progress to the quarter-finals of the under-13 West Regional Cup after a thrilling 5-3 win over Broomhill BC at Toryglen.
A dominant first half display from the home side proved to be crucial as all their goals came in the first 45 and it gave Broomhill a mountain to climb, however, the away team gave a spirited showing in the second period.
Hampden started positively, settling into the game quicker than their opponents and in particular used the wings effectively which caused Broomhill the most problems.
Auld on the right flank and O'Donnell getting up from left-back put Broomhill on the back foot and it was from here the first goal arrived after 12 minutes. O'Donnell was well advanced from his defensive position and sent a powerful shot from the edge of the box into the roof of the net despite the best efforts of Torkil Solbu.
Hampden continued to look menacing and as the game wore on enjoyed more possession and pressure in the opposition half. Soon after, they doubled the lead; a pass-back resulted in an indirect free-kick which O'Donnell took and made no mistake with, sending the ball low past the many players on the goal-line.
O'Donnell was the stand-out player of the half as the majority of Hampdens' play went through him and he was unlucky with another attempt from distance which went narrowly wide.
Broomhill showed flashes of good play but just couldn't hang on to the ball long enough to make their way up the pitch and cause trouble for Hampden like they would after half-time.
Auld was sharp for the hosts and he got goal number three midway through the first half with a superb half-volley which was too high for Solbu to keep out after another good move and cross down the left side.
Moments later it was 4-0 as Hampden were awarded a penalty; O'Donnell stepped up and found the bottom corner with great accuracy to complete his hat-trick.
Even though his side conceded four goals, Solbu was having a fine game in the Broomhill goal and he kept out another O'Donnell attempt while also making a quality stop from Lewis Young when it looked like the ball was heading for the top corner.
He could do nothing about goal number five though; a pinpoint cross from the left was met by the head of Foster which flashed past the keeper and into the bottom corner on the stroke of half-time.
At the other end, the first shot of note for Broomhill came from Callum Galbraith inside the box but it needed more power to beat Rio Gilmour.