'We never got going': Hibs fans heartbroken after Scottish Cup Final loss at Hampden

Hibernian failed to catch up to St Johnstone in the Scottish Cup Final today after Saints’ Shaun Rooney scored the one and only goal of the match in the first half.

By Liv McMahon and Jacob Farr
Saturday, 22nd May 2021, 5:11 pm
Updated Sunday, 23rd May 2021, 11:40 am
Fans like Lyndsey Moffat, Jordan MacIver and Simon Allan were disappointed with the result of today's much-anticipated Cup Final.

Hibernian fans in Edinburgh are commiserating after their team struggled to take the edge over the Perth club, whose trophy lift today marks a historic double win following their first Cup triumph in 2014.

Mike Henry, who had been watching the game at Leith Arches, said: "We never got going. They were simply the better team."

Steve, another fan at the Arches this afternoon, said: "We were bang average. St Johnstone have worked out how to play that type of football but I feel sorry for the fans.

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Steve, a Hibs fan fresh from watching the match at Leith Arches, said: "If [the fans] had been there it would have been a different game, it's not a Cup Final without the fans there."

He continued: “If we had been there it would have been a different game, it’s not a Cup Final without the fans there. It’s a bad reflection on the season if we can't beat them but they deserve it and good on them."

While many fans who had ventured out to pubs in Leith and Edinburgh city centre had high hopes for a Hibs win before the match began, the disappointment of losing to Saints today has now taken hold.

Hibs fan Greg Murray described the performance from the club today as "extremely poor”.

“The only highlight was the terrific double save from Macey,” Mr Murray added. “Big players like Boyle, Nisbett [were] completely anonymous in such a big game. Unfortunately, it’s come to be the expectation rather than exception with Hibs in these big games – it’s incredible they finished as the third best side in the league."

Fellow fan Neil Ross added: "Typical Hibs. Never show up when it matters."

Johnny, one of many fans watching the match at Bier Hoose on Leith Walk, said: "Jack Ross has once again not changed it against St Johnstone and it has cost us. The top front three players never did enough, [we] got done again and St Johnstone deserved it.

"We have to sort ourselves out.”

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