Hibs followed Ankaragucu's example tonight and beat Hearts in the League cup quarter final by one goal to nil. The game was very one sided as Hibs corner count of 14 to 2 proves however with only one goal to show for their efforts the nerves were showing towards the end.
Hibs goal came from one of their corners, the ball fell at Rob Jones feet and he lashed it into the net. That goal came after about half an hour and was the least Hibs deserved. I do not know where Hearts usual fight was, maybe playing Hartley wide right instead of through the centre took the edge of their game. In any case Thomson, Brown, Beuzalin and Zemama had complete control and a bit more luck would surley have provided some goals.
It is a refreshing look to the semi final draw this year with no Rangers or Celtic in sight. The other quarter finals were as follows:
Rangers 0-2 St Johnstone
Celtic 1-1 Falkirk (Falkirk won on pens)
Killie 3-2 Motherwell
The semi finals are not till next March I think, plenty time to mull over the possible scenarios.
C'Mon the Hibs
Well done you Hibees and congratulations to Mr John Collins for registering his first win for the club as Manager.ReplyDelete
As Hibbie Kanka says, plenty time now to mull over the possibilities and make preparations for the semi final.
Even allowing for the exit of the Auld Firm, I doubt that anything will be taken for granted this time.
For example.... Semi Final last year against struggling Dundee United and another final against Livvie, both of which Hibs were favourites to win, but.... !!!