AN East of Scotland Hibs side featuring Scotland call-up Kevin Thomson, suspended for the senior side’s match against Ross County, recorded a 9-0 win over Hawick Royal Albert at East Mains in the Central Taxis First Division on Saturday.
Albert had enjoyed a three-match winning streak going into the match, but their positive form was halted by a Hibs team for whom Ryan Baptie and Bob Wilson both hit a brace. Jamie Beaton, Euan Smith, Gareth McCaffrey and Jordan Sinclair were also on target, with an own goal completing the scoring.
Hibs boss James McDonaugh said: “It was an excellent performance from the team – the football was entertaining and we scored some brilliant goals. It was very pleasing to keep doing the right things in a professional manner.”
In the First Division, a John Hunter hat-trick for Easthouses Lily put paid to the challenge of Duns, with Ally Elliot also scoring for the hosts in a 4-1 win and deserved result. David McQueenie of Easthouses Lily said: “It was a good game in which we dominated after a poor ten-minute start.”
Ormiston’s Scott Wright, Conor Ramage and Graeme Nisbet all scored as the East Lothian men won 4-2 at Eyemouth United, who contributed to their downfall by scoring an own goal.
Berwick Rangers Reserves won 3-0 at Burntisland Shipyard, with Gary Brady (penalty), Dean Carse and Keith Buckley all scoring for the visitors.
In an all-Borders clash, Kelso drew 0-0 with Peebles Rovers at Woodside Park.