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Hibs dump Dees out of Scottish Cup

Dundee FC 0

Hibernian FC 2

Gullan 26', Shaw 56'
  • Sunday, 06 November 2016
  • Dens Park
  • Under 20´s
  • SFA Youth Cup - R3

Andrew Creegan

Andrew Creegan | YFS East Region Multimedia Journalist
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Goals from Jamie Gullan and Olly Shaw were enough for Hibs to see off Dundee at Dens Park. This was the second meeting of the sides this season, after their 2-2 draw in the second game of the Development League. Dundee were looking to end a run of five straight defeats but came up against a strong Hibs side and saw their Scottish Cup run brought to an abrupt end.
 
A lively opening saw both sides hit the woodwork inside the opening five minutes. Dundee’s Mark Smith headed Josh Skelly’s cross against the Hibs crossbar before a volley from Hibs Ryan Porteous came off the post.
 
The Dee’s had a golden chance to open the scoring after 18 minutes. Connor Coupe’s low cutback landed at the feet of Josh Skelly, but the winger scuffed his shot, and the ball fell kindly for Hibs keeper Patrick Martin.
 
The visitors made the breakthrough after 26 minutes. Jamie Gullan collected the ball 20 yards from goal and jinked his way into the box, beating two Dundee defenders in the process, before calmly slotting the ball past Kyle Gourlay.
 
The Hibs man nearly doubled his sides advantage eight minutes later. The winger's free kick curled just wide of the post.
 
Dundee continued to press forward in search of an equaliser but failed to test Patrick Martin in the Hibs goal as the Edinburgh side went in to the break one goal to the good.
  • Half Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-1
  • Hibernian FC
Ian Smith was next to try and bring the Dee level, but his diving header was easily saved by Patrick Martin. Hibs were beginning to up the pressure on Dundee and would have been in on goal, but the visitors attack was halted by an excellent last ditch challenge from Brian Rice.
 
Hibs were nearly two ahead after 55 minutes. Olly Shaw broke the offside trap and rounded Gourlay, but his shot came off the base of the post.
 
Dundee didn’t learn their lesson and less than 60 seconds later, Shaw had doubled Hibs lead. The striker raced away from the Dundee backline and slotted the ball past Gourlay.
 
The visitors were now in control of the tie and with eight minutes remaining nearly made it three. Innes Murray cut in from the left and managed to get a shot away but his low effort came off the base of the post.
 
Hibs were looking to widen the margin of victory and nearly did so through Gullan. Ben Stirling met Adam Watson’s corner. Gullan hooked the ball towards goal, but Rice was on the post and cleared the ball.
 
With three minute’s remaining Dundee’s Connor Coupe was replaced by 13-year-old Josh Mulligan, who was making his debut for the Dens Park side. In injury time, Watson raced away from the Dundee defence, but Kerr Waddell managed to get back and block the wingers shot.
  • Full Time:
  • Dundee FC
  • 0-2
  • Hibernian FC

Lineups

Dundee FC
Hibernian FC
1. Kyle Gourlay
2. Kyle Clark
3. Brian Rice
4. Conor Quigley
5. Kerr Waddell
6. Matty Smyth
7. Josh Skelly
8. Taylor Berry
9. Mark Smith
10. Connor Coupe
11. Ian Smith
12. Calum Ferrie
14. Matthew Henvey
15. Max Anderson
16. Josh Mulligan
1. Patrick Martin
2. Kane O'Connor
3. Callum Donaldson
4. Ryan Porteous
5. Ben Stirling
6. Scott Martin
7. Adam Watson
8. Jack Breen
9. Olly Shaw
10. Innes Murray
11. Jamie Gullan
12. Alisdair Smith
14. Sean Mackie
15. Yrik Galantis
16. Callum Hall
31. Ben Cargill
Star Player
Dundee FC
Hibernian FC
Brian Rice - Put in a good shift at left back and had made a couple of important tackles and blocks.
Olly Shaw - The Hibs frontman led the line well and was a handful for the Dundee defenders to deal with. Got the goal that his impressive performance deserved.
Magic Moment
Dundee FC
Hibernian FC
Mark Smith's Header - Dundee's first chance of the game and ultimately it proved to be their best.
Gullan's Goal - Superb footwork from the Hibs man to make the opportunity for himself and a cool finish.
  • Match report and photos copyright Youth Football Scotland.
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