In the Lowland League encounter, Celtic B showcased their dominance with a stellar performance against Edinburgh University, securing a convincing 4-0 victory.
Despite notable absences in the Celtic B squad, including the midweek hat-trick hero Rocco Vata, the team did not show any signs of lacking firepower.
The match saw Celtic B create numerous opportunities, starting as early as the 6th minute when Quinn was denied by a great save from the Edinburgh University goalkeeper.
Continued pressure from Celtic B finally paid off in the 34th minute when Ben Quinn opened the scoring with an exquisite chip, taking the Celts into halftime with a one-goal advantage.
The second half kicked off with two changes for Celtic B, but the rhythm remained unchanged. Quinn almost set up another goal, and Davidson was consistently in the thick of the action, albeit his crosses didn’t quite find their targets.
Edinburgh University managed their first shot of the game in the 57th minute, signalling a slight shift in momentum, but it was short-lived. Celtic B introduced fresh legs with substitutions, and the impact was immediate.
Substitute Daniel Cummings made an instant mark with a fantastic volley in the 77th minute, doubling Celtic’s lead. The joy doubled when, within a minute, Jude Bonnar made it three with a close-range finish. Cummings wasn’t done yet, as he rounded the goalkeeper to smash home his second and Celtic’s fourth, demonstrating the depth and quality within the ranks.
The match concluded with Celtic B maintaining their comfortable lead. The Edinburgh University keeper managed to keep the scoreline from widening with a few more saves, but the day belonged to Celtic B.
The victory signifies back-to-back wins for the young Hoops, with contributions from Quinn, Cummings, and Bonnar steering the team to a comfortable position and leaving the Edinburgh side to reflect on what might have been had they been able to match the intensity and clinical edge of their opposition.