A good week for Hibs this week as first we won 2-0 away to Kilmarnock and then tonight beat Aberdeen 4-1 at Easter Road in the Scottish cup.
The win away to Kilmarnock was especially pleasing as Hibs started the game with five 19 year olds. At half time Hibs introduced a couple of more experienced players and that proved decisive as second half goals from Sproule and Fletcher secured the points.
The game finished on a sour note for Hibs as our top scorer Chris Killen snapped his Achiles and is now out for the rest of the season.
The game was not the best I have seen but to be fair to both teams the pitch was very heavy with water. Plenty effort was not matched by the cunning needed to open up the defences but once Hibs got infront they looked comfortable.
Tonights Scottish cup replay with Aberdeen was only tem minute old when Aberdeen broke from a susstained spell of pressure from Hibs and scored the opener. Their joy was short lived with Fletcher equalising three minutes later. The game then flowed back and forward for the rest of the half before Hibs got their noses in front bang on half time. With the whole Aberdeen defence following Rob Jones, Shiels sent the corner to the 18 yard line for Stewart to volley home.
Two quick goals from Benji after the break allowed Hibs to coast the majority of the second half and into the next round, a home tie against last seasons finalist Gretna. Credit must be given to Aberdeen for not giving up, the least their fans deserved for travelling through heavy snow on their way south.
A good week then for Hibs and hopefully they can finish it off with another three points against Inverness on Sunday.