ALLOA will host Celtic in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup after demolishing Bonnyrigg Rose on Saturday.

A potential upset was on the cards with Alloa coming into the match on the back of a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Dumbarton.

However, Barry Ferguson's men scored five – a hat trick from Euan Henderson and a Mouhamed Niang double – and secured their passage to the next round where they face Celtic for the first time in the Scottish Cup since 2002.

The visitors should have taken the lead straight from kick off on Saturday, with a long ball flicked on by Keiran McGachie into the path of Ross Gray who hesitated before shooting wide.

It would prove to be costly as Alloa took the lead around 10 minutes later. A Stefan Scougall corner was met acrobatically by Niang who flicked the ball over everyone – including keeper Michael Andrews – and into the net.

Henderson wouldn't have to wait long to add his name to the score sheet. A patient build up eventually found Henderson with the ball and he drove forward, passing to Scougall who flicked the ball beautifully back into the striker's path and once he was inside the box there was only to be one outcome.

Alloa wouldn't add a third until the second half but when they did, it couldn't have been easier. A long ball forward by Jon Robertson was collected by Henderson and he had too much pace for the visitors' defence. The Hearts loanee cut inside and lashed a shot past a helpless Andrews to put the game to bed.

Henderson would confirm possession of the match ball 10 minutes before the end thanks to another Scougall assist. A clipped through ball by Kevin Cawley found Scougall in too much space and he had time to find and then pick out Henderson, who controlled the ball and then slotted it past Andrews for his third of the afternoon.

Niang would round off the afternoon with a clinical finish after pouncing onto Conor Sammon's through ball and calmly finished to double his tally for the afternoon.

"I thought, the first half, we were dominant," Ferguson said after the match. "Second half…that's the frustrating thing, we came out and we stopped doing what we're really good at.

"But then there's parts of the second half we're really good. We obviously create a number of chances, we keep the ball really well, and then we get the goals from that.

"Overall, obviously delighted to be into the next round."

The manager admitted the potential for a cup upset and was pleased his men ensured that wasn't the case.

"[It was] a potential banana skin, no doubt about it. Bonnyrigg, I know them really well, I know what type of team they are…but we done a professional job and I thought at stages of the game we were excellent."