'Looking the real deal, this team'; 'wanted to see Laidlaw get a run-out' - Hibs fans react to Stranraer win

Hibs fans were satisfied as they watched their side stroll into the last eight of the Scottish Cup with a straightforward win against Stranraer at Stair Park.

Sunday, 18th April 2021, 3:19 pm
Some Hibs fans show their support for their side at Stair Park

The League Two side had their moments but in truth the Scottish Premiership outfit were just too strong for the part-timers as a first-half goal by Christian Doidge was added to by Kevin Nisbet from a free kick, and a Martin Boyle brace including a penalty following a foul on Ryan Porteous.

Hibs hit the post twice and could have ended up winning by far more than the final scoreline of 4-0.

Here’s a selection of comments from the fans…

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Oscar Ramage said: “As the song goes: ‘The Hibs go marching on’.”

Peter MacMahon added: “Another highly satisfactory win for those Hibernians… looking the real deal, this team.”

Kyle Forrest was chuffed: “Well done lads. Great news to finish work to!”

Freddie White tweeted: “Hibees are flying again. Difference these days – we are winning these tricky games where before we’d lose them or just scrape past a poor side.”

John Sutherland called for more: “Another great result, but we now need to keep that up in all of the upcoming games, starting with the next match against Livingston.”

Allan Tennant wrote: “Would like to have seen Laidlaw given a run-out but apart from that a solid win.”

Glenn Dorrian said: “Very professional, managed Stranraer’s little spell at 1-0 and never looked in danger.”

Chris McConville wrote: “Decent performance overall. Big week ahead.”

Gary Small was satisfied: “Excellent from Hibs; very professional performance, just what I’d come to expect.”

Greg Moisés added: “I hope nobody was scouting Nisbet today…! Thank God for Boyle!”

Colin Thomson reckoned: “Off day for Nisbet ....think Ross should have given Laidlaw the last 15.”

Hugh Mitchell stuck up for Nisbet: “Should have had a hat-trick, but strikers miss chances as well as score them. His all round game was okay.”

Cameron Gore added: “I wish you all would stop giving Nisbet a hard time. He’s a good striker and will only get better.”

On a sartorial note Andrew McB wrote: “Hibs have worn that Hibernian Supporters kit almost as much as the home kit this season. Love it.”

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