25/09/2018 7:45 pm
Referee: Steven McLean
|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||(112)|
|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)|
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.
???? | Despite a dominant performance against Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup Quarter Final, Hibernian were knocked out on penalties at Easter Road
— Hibernian FC (@HibernianFC) September 25, 2018
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.
“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.