Pitch invasion after Hibs win Scottish Cup

Hibernian fans celebrate on pitch after their historic win. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

Hibernian fans celebrate on pitch after their historic win. Picture: Jeff Holmes/PA Wire.

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Hibs were forced to wait that little bit longer to get their hands on the Scottish Cup after thousands of their supporters flooded onto the pitch after seeing skipper David Gray bullet home an injury time winner as the Easter Road side lifted the trophy for the first time in 114 years.

A cordon of police officers, back up by another dozen on horseback gradually forced them back into the stands with repeated warnings the Cup presentation wouldn’t take place until they had retaken their seats.

And even their fellow supporters voiced their anger, shouting off, off, off as a stubborn few refused, moving back past the goalposts at the east end of the ground which had been demolished in that surge of green and white.

Eventually, some 30 minutes after the final whistle - Anthony Stokes having scored a double and ex-Hibee Kenny Miller and Andy Halliday having struck for Rangers - did they clear the pitch and allow Gray to lead his band of brothers up the steps to finally collect the “Holy Grail.”