Date: 26th September 2018 at 9:21am
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Easter Road

Betfred Quarter-Final

25/09/2018 7:45 pm

Attendance: 11170

Referee: Steven McLean

Hibernian Aberdeen
Adam Bogdan Joe Lewis
Efe Ambrose Shaleum Logan
Ryan Porteous
Michael Devlin
Paul Hanlon (90) Scott McKenna
Mark Milligan (105) Andrew Considine
Martin Boyle Gary Mackay-Steven
Emerson Hyndman
(90) Dominic Ball
Stevie Mallan
Graeme Shinnie
Lewis Stevenson Max Lowe (61)
Florian Kamberi (105) James Wilson (90+4
Oliver Shaw Sam Cosgrove (79)


Daryl Horgan Chris Forrester (90+4)
Thomas Agyepong (90) Stephen Gleeson
Steven Whittaker (105) Niall McGinn (61)
Marvin Bartley (90) Stevie May (79)
Vykintas Slivka (105) Tomas Cerny
Ross Laidlaw Dean Campbell
Darren McGregor Bruce Anderson (112)

Game Statistics

21 Goal attempts 13
6 On Target 3
7 Corners 2
17 Fouls 22
3 Yellow Cards 3
0 Red Cards 0
61 % 39

At this level, in fact, at any level of football, if you dominate 120 minutes of football but fail to score more than your opponents (on this occasion no one netted), and if lady luck goes against you, what do you expect.

Last night’s Betfred Quarter-Final Easter Road display against Aberdeen was enough to put the collywobbles up anyone.

Martin Boyle, who is no mug, twice had the ball in the back of the net, however, on both occasions, they were deemed to have been offside. So, if you think about it, whose fault was that?

One could say we can take a hat-full of positives from the game, but that is not the point. We had Aberdeen under the cosh; we should have the game in the bag. But, in the end, we bottled the penalty shootout – the visitors win 6-5 and jog off back to the North-East.

Neil Lennon

“From 20 minutes on, we were definitely the stronger team. Our football was of a very high quality. I take a lot of positives from it. I’m not going to bash them for that performance. We’re still a work in progress but we’re a good side and we’re a threat.”

Do I sound frustrated?

Oh well, I suppose I’ll feel a tad better when I remove this game from my memory banks when we return to League action and claim all three points away at St Mirren on Saturday.