Aberdeen ended their Scottish Premiership campaign in stunning fashion with a 6-0 demolition of Partick Thistle at Firhill.
The Dons scored five times in the first half as they gave themselves the perfect preparation for Saturday’s Scottish Cup final against Celtic at Hampden.
Dons manager Derek McInnes made two changes to the side which won at Ibrox in midweek with Graeme Shinnie and Niall McGinn dropping to the bench. Jonny Hayes, who missed the midweek win at Rangers due to suspension, returned along with Scott Wright, who made just his second start for the club.
Partick manager Alan Archibald made four changes to his starting line-up for the final game of the season with Christie Elliott, Danny Devine, Abdul Osman and Tomas Cerny dropping out. Mark Ridgers, Niall Keown, David Amoo and Ade Azeez were the replacements.
Aberdeen made a dream start, scoring twice inside the opening 12 minutes to take control of the game.
Ryan Christie got the first, running on to Andy Considine’s knockdown to fire a low shot past Ridgers before Wright made it 2-0 when he fired the rebound into the net after Ash Taylor’s header had come back off the crossbar.
The Dons were rampant and they added another two before the half hour mark with Wright grabbing his second of the game after running on to Kenny McLean’s through ball before Hayes got in on the act when he netted the fourth following a clever dummy from Adam Rooney.
There was no let-up from the away side and they grabbed their fifth before the break when Christie volleyed home a superb first time shot from Considine’s cross.
Ryan Jack and Peter Pawlett made their return from injury for the second half and the Dons made it 6-0 when Wright scored his third with a shot from the edge of the box.