Queen of the South 1-3 Hibs: Doidge double and Boyle strike set up Stranraer tie
A Christian Doidge double and a third from Martin Boyle set Hibs up for a Scottish Cup fourth-round trip to Stranraer after seeing off Queen of the South at Palmerston.
The Doonhamers defeated Hearts on league duty last weekend and would have been keen to do the double against the Edinburgh clubs, but Doidge’s effort just before half-time, and a wonderful counter-attacking move finished off by the Welshman put Hibs 2-0 up, with Boyle making it three before James Maxwell scored a consolation.
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Queen of the South v Hibs live
Last updated: Monday, 05 April, 2021, 20:12
- Doidge fires Hibs in front just before half-time
- Last cup meeting at Palmerston ended in 2-1 win for Hibs in 2007
- Teams have met 15 times since that Scottish Cup encounter with Queens winning five of those matches
Back in action!
Good evening everyone - seems a long time since Hibs were in action BUT the Cabbage are finally back on the park for tonight’s Scottish Cup third-round tie against Queen of the South at Palmerston Park. A trip to Stranraer awaits the victors - we’ll have all the updates from Dumfries in our live blog.
Team news is in!
Just the one change to the starting team - and it’s a big one! Ofir Marciano misses out after a delayed return from international duty so Matt Macey starts between the sticks with Kevin Dabrowski on the bench.
Macey; McGinn, Hanlon, Porteous; Boyle, Gogic, Irvine, Doig, Newell; Doidge, Nisbet.
Subs: Dabrowski, Gray, McGregor, Stevenson, Cadden, Wright, Magennis, Hallberg, Bradley.
Ten minutes to go
Not long until kick-off now; Hibs will be playing in the all-yellow third kit this evening with Queens in their traditional blue and white home strip.
"I've spoken a lot about having clear targets and we're close to getting that in the league, and we also want to win a cup.
"We've come close - in the Scottish Cup last season, and Betfred Cup this season - but not close enough. Tonight is the first step forward on our journey to hopefully do that.
"It’s a realistic ambition to have as a club.
"We have a difficult task ahead of us tonight but our away record is probably as good as anybody's in the country and that gives us confidence."
Joe Newell gets this Scottish Cup tie under way!
First touch of the ball for Macey as he fields a long ball forwards. The ‘keeper decked out in Hibs’ away kit tonight
Looks like Irvine is operating as a ten behind Doidge and Nisbet with Gogic and Newell as the central midfielders.
Doidge picks out Newell with a cross but his first-time shot is deflected out for a corner by Gibson
Paul McGinn (sporting a fresh fade) getting forward well from the back. Expect a lot of Hibs moves to come through him tonight - he’s currently fifth in the list of Premiership players to have completed the most threatening passes (h/t to Arab Analytics on Twitter)
A chance opens up for former Hibee Dobbie but he skies it at the back post. Bit of a let-off for Hibs, the veteran striker could have, and maybe should have done better from there.
Hanlon does well to put pressure on Shields and Macey gathers with Dickson lurking
Martin Boyle with a glorious chance to open the scoring but it’s straight at Ferguson and out for a corner and while it’s a decent save, Boyle should be doing better from there. Corner comes to nothing.
Boyle flashes a ball across the face of goal, Gibson clears and Nisbet tries his luck but it’s wide.
Queen claiming for a penalty there, possibly for a handball against Gogic, but Collum is unmoved
Doidge fires just over from the left side of the box. Was it a cross, was it a shot... we may never know. Close though.