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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Last updated: Monday, 05 April, 2021, 20:56
- 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
That’s the snow on, lads.
Doidge sends a header wide of the post after a corner.
GOAL FOR HIBS!
Christian Doidge with an ugly goal but he won’t mind! They all count and that’s a great time to open the scoring!
McCabe cracks a free kick off the woodwork but it looks like Macey had it covered
Doidge’s goal means Hibs go in for the break leading 1-0.
Hibs will be relieved to have gone in ahead at the break, but it did feel like a goal was coming after Boyle, Doidge, Nisbet, and Newell had all gone close. The visitors picked things up after a fairly staid opening 15-20 minutes.
Jack Ross' game plan is working a treat - funnel the ball out to Boyle and get him to terrorise Maxwell while bypassing the packed midfield. The Australian internationalist probably should have put Hibs ahead when he fired straight at Ferguson but his corner did lead to Doidge's goal for redemption.
Queens have had a couple of half-chances but their best offering was McCabe's free kick right on the stroke of the interval which smacked off the woodwork, albeit Macey looked to have it covered.
Plenty of options on the bench for Hibs if Ross wants to change things up but at the moment, patience has paid off for Hibs and you wouldn’t bet against Boyle getting a bit more joy down that right flank in the second period.
Back under way
We’re off for the second half - no changes for either side
Nisbet fires high and wide after getting the break of the ball on the edge of the box. Great work by Gogic but the Scotland internationalist can’t finish.
Boyle sends another ball into the terracing behind Ferguson’s goal
Oh, lovely - sumptuous even - ball across the box from Doig but no takers despite THREE attackers lurking
Doig with a fierce effort from the edge of the area from a corner - Hanlon tries to turn it in but it’s out for a goal kick. Hibs looking for a second here.
Doig fires wide as Hibs keep the pressure up
He won’t get as many plaudits as some of his team-mates but Gogic has performed very well so far. Set up the goal, and teed up Nisbet for that chance early in the second half.
Jackson Irvine gets up for a cross but Gibson heads it behind for another corner which comes to nothing
Joseph off, Jones on