Lewis Allan secures a point for Hibs Under-20s

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Lewis Allan bagged a dramatic injury-time equaliser to secure Hibs Under-20s a point away to their St Mirren counterparts.

The hosts held a two-goal advantage at the break last night courtesy of Lewis Morgan and Lewis McLear, before Callum Crane’s wonderful effort in the second half.

Hibs’ Cody Mulhall saw his penalty saved, before Allan snatched a draw in the fourth minute of injury time.

The visitors started brightly and dominated the opening half hour as Jake Sinclair and Taylor Hendry both had shots blocked in the box and Jordan McGregor headed narrowly over the bar.

But, on 33 minutes, Morgan was sent through on goal and kept his composure as he slotted beyond experienced goalkeeper Alan Combe to give St Mirren the lead.

Seven minutes later and the hosts doubled their advantage as McLear smashed home from six yards.

The second half was dominated by the Hibs Academy side, but the game sparked into life in the last 25 minutes.

Allan had a goal disallowed for offside and barely 60 seconds later Crane sensationally curled into the top corner on 69 minutes from just outside the area.

St Mirren had a chance to kill the game off, but the veteran Combe got a touch on McLear’s shot to steer it on to the post.

With ten minutes remaining Mulhall was fouled in the box, but the young Irishman’s resultant spot-kick was saved by Dan Wilks.

After surviving a barrage of corners and blocking the efforts of Scott Martin and Conner Duthie, the doughty defence of the hosts was breached as Allan smashed home from 18 yards to earn a point for his side in a captivating match.

Hibs under-20s: Combe, Dunsmore, Crane, Martyniuk, McGregor, Martin, Duthie, Jake Sinclair (L Allan, 59), Hendry, Mulhall, Jordan Sinclair. Unused substitutes: Brennan, Gardiner, Todd, McCaffrey.