James McDonaugh says he was satisfied with the collective performance served up his troops this afternoon after Hibernian defeated Fort William 13-1 in the Scottish Youth Cup to march through to the next round of the competition.
The avalanche of goals came courtesy of Danny Handling, Ross Caldwell, Dean Horribine, Bradley Donaldson, Jamie Beaton (all two) while Alex Harris, David Paul and Jay Doyle scored one apiece.
It was a heavy victory and Head of Academy Coaching James McDonaugh believes it was the ideal way for the young team in bottle green to prepare for Wednesday night's Mini Derby showdown against Hearts at Newtongrange (New Victoria Park, kick off 7pm).
McDonaugh said: "I think the scoreline says it all. It was a very professional performance from every player.
"I am particularly pleased for Jay Doyle, David Paul and Jamie Beaton, who have waited a long time for their chance and all came on and contributed with goals and assists.
"Every one of the boys played well and we can now look forward to playing Hearts on Wednesday."
It was Hibernian under-20s' first victory since the beginning of September and could help to kick-start their season.
Hibernian Youth: Paul Grant, David Gold, Ryan Baptie, Sammy Stanton, Bradley Donaldson, Harry Monaghan, Alex Harris, Euan Smith, Ross Caldwell, Danny Handling, Dean Horribine
Subs: Jamie Beaton, Dougie Horne, David Paul, Robert Wilson, Jay Doyle
Photo: Willie McGillivray