A heartbreaking end to a fine season for Paisley and District champions as they came agonisingly close to lifting the West Regional Cup after coming back from 4-1 down to tie the game but the day belonged to Celtic Boys Club as they held there nerve in a nail biting penalty shoot out.
Kicking off just before midday St Peter's were immediately on the attack and pressured the hoops from the outset with striker, Bradley Rae particularly lively with two early chances but it would be third time lucky for the young striker as the ball was lifted over the defence on the quarter hour mark he reached the ball before the outrushing Daniel Farrell to nod home and put his side into the lead.
Celtic would be level within minutes however when Dylan Mckinnon played in Paul Rankin who drove the ball goalwards from nearly thirty yards out its flight caught Ryan McLaren out of position as he leapt well but failed to stop it arcing over him and into the net for the equaliser.
Next would come the most contentious moment of the match as McKinnon found himself in a foot race with Cammy Finlay for a through ball in the St Peters box, many felt that the challenge that came on by Finlay was entirely legitimate but not the referee who pointed to the spot and it was McKinnon who dusted himself off beofre firing home from 12 yards to put his team in front.
Minutes later Mckinnon would be sent through again and although Finlay and Morgan Duncan seemed to have the danger well covered a woefully short back pass left McLaren stranded and they fleet footed attacker was able to nip in and double his sides advantage.
The young striker had however save the best till last and his scintilating run after half an hour left three players in his wake, jinking past them before sidefooting home to complete his hat-trick inside the first half and giving Celtic a commanding lead heading into half time.
That wouldn't be the end of it though and St. Peters would regain a foothold in the match just before the break when the ball fell to Jay little 12 yards out and he powered an efoort goalwards where Farrell got a hand to it but was unable to stop it spinning over the line.