Jeanfield Swifts youngster Jon Clark earned praise after enjoying a special first team debut.
Clark was on the scoresheet as the Perth side ran riot in the third round of the East of Scotland Qualifying Cup away at Thornton Hibs.
Dayle Robertson and Chris Dodd netted hat-tricks and Paul Simpson the other in a comfortable 8-0 Saturday success story.
Manager Ross Gunnion said: “Jon Clark deserved his debut after impressing in training and for our U20s.
“Getting on the scoresheet must have been pleasing for him, but his overall contribution to the midfield and the way he performed throughout his time on the pitch was pleasing to see.
“We’ve got a lot to thank U20 coaches Alan Campbell and Shaun Park for as they are consistently bringing through players capable of performing for the first team.”
Gunnion hailed his team’s ruthless edge and added: “I was delighted with the performance in what could have been a tricky cup tie.
“We hadn’t started games well in the past few weeks but we did so on Saturday and got off to a fantastic start.
“We pressed with intensity and showed great willingness to attack in numbers. It’s a result which gets us into the next round of another cup and gives the players a lot of confidence.
“We’ve got to take the effort and work rate shown and replicate that each game now and ensure we don’t get off to slow starts against the higher quality opposition we are about to face.
“We’ve got a lot of competition for places now as we rotated the squad again and that hasn’t weakened us at all.”
Kinnoull’s East of Scotland Qualifying Cup game away at Preston Athletic was postponed, as was Luncarty’s Conference B league game with Newburgh.