By Harvey Byrne
Celtic fans have expressed their delight on Twitter after their Under-17 team ran out 2-1 victors over fierce rivals Rangers on Thursday evening.
The Hoops youngsters had to battle for the Glasgow Cup at Firhill with goals on either side of half time from Ewan Henderson and Jack Aitchison needed to cancel out a Matthew Shiels goal.
The young Celtic team also had to see out the final three minutes of the match with 10 men after Kerr McInroy was handed a second yellow card on the 87th minute.
The victory understandably caused great delight among the Bhoys’ fan base on social media with many keen to see their youngsters win silverware, especially over their rivals.
It is the fourth consecutive year that the Celtic youngsters have lifted the Glasgow Cup and Hoops fans were keen to hail their young players.
One fan labelled winning scorer Aitchison the “Scottish Ronaldo”, while others aired their congratulations.
Here are a selection of their messages on Twitter:
@celticfc Congratulations to the young Hoops. Let that be the start of a fantastic weekend ????
— CelticBRA (@Celtic_Brasil) April 20, 2017
@celticfc Great to see our next batch of young volunteers proudly displaying the Tri colour
— Caolán (@caolan_cfc) April 20, 2017
@celticfc Jack Aitchison is the Scottish Ronaldo
— RAH (@_RH67) April 20, 2017
— Craig Conner (@CraigConner7) April 20, 2017
@celticfc Well done. Good game. Welsh was excellent in defence. ????
— Stephen Haran (@Haran1888) April 20, 2017
@celticfc ???????????? ???? 4 in row well done.
— Chas Mckenna (@11954bf571d0459) April 20, 2017
@celticfc Well done Bhoys. Well deserved and 4 in a row, great achievement. HH????????????????
— Samuel Mathieson (@sammathieson67) April 20, 2017
Aitchison, 17, is considered a bright prospect in the Hoops’ youth ranks and he has already made three appearances for the senior team, returning one goal and one assist.
The Celtic fan base have high hopes for the 17-time capped Scotland Under-17 international and they will be sure to keep an eye on his promising career in the youth ranks.
Meanwhile, the senior team will also be facing Rangers on Sunday at Hampden for a Scottish Cup semi-final showdown.
In other Celtic news, John Hartson believes there is too much pressure on this man ahead of the Rangers encounter.