Scottish League Cup - Second Round
Hibernian1Queen of Sth3

Hibernian 1-3 Queen of the South

Queen of the South
Queen of the South came from a goal down to knock Hibernian out of the League Cup

Queen of the South came from behind with three second-half goals to knock Hibs out of the League Cup.

Paul Hanlon had put the hosts ahead, then Grant Holt and Liam Fontaine missed glorious close-range chances.

One replacement, Dean Brotherston set up Stephen Dobbie, another substitute, for the equaliser just after the hour.

Brotherston then created their second for Grant Anderson before Lyndon Dykes smashed in a third seven minutes from time to complete a stirring fightback.

Neil Lennon's side caved in under the pressure. Their lead came when a James Keatings free-kick was knocked back across goal by Fontaine to Hanlon, who put it away.

At that point, and for a long time after, they looked like certain winners. Four minutes after Hanlon scored, Holt should have made it two, but the veteran striker missed a total sitter at the back post. Keatings then had two attempts, both saved by Lee Robinson. Then they had another sitter, Fontaine missing this time with a close-range header.

Hibs kept posing a threat and kept working Robinson. The goalkeeper made a terrific double save from Lewis Stevenson and Keatings early in the second half to keep his side alive.

Paul Hanlon
Paul Hanlon tapped home a first-half goal for Hibernian

Gavin Skelton, the Queens manager, made changes after the break and they reaped a whirlwind.

When it came, the equaliser was a shock, a bolt from the blue. Brotherston created it down the left for Dobbie who caught the Hibs defence sleeping. The bitter irony for Lennon was that Dobbie was his player last season at Bolton.

The visitors went into overdrive at that point, going after the game hard and piling the pressure on Hibs who found nothing in reply. Queens were the vulnerable ones in the opening half, now it was Hibs going to pieces at the back. From a Brotherston cross, Anderson nutted Skelton's side into the lead.

The assurance goal was a peach. Dobbie was involved, playing the ball in from the left and when it fell to Dykes he thundered it past Ross Laidlaw in the Hibs goal. A terrific flourish to cap a wonderful comeback.

Queen of the South manager Gavin Skelton: "Best thing about the first half was we were only 1-0 behind. Hibs are a really good side but I felt if we got to 60 minutes at 1-0 we'd have a chance. All three goals were really well worked."

Hibernian manager Neil Lennon: "We should have been three or four up at half-time. The longer the game's at 1-0 the likelier you are to give the opposition encouragement. We only have ourselves to blame. We gave the tie away. We didn't play badly but I'm concerned about the last 20 minutes, certainly from a defensive point of view."

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 31Laidlaw
  • 24McGregorSubstituted forHarrisat 86'minutes
  • 5Fontaine
  • 4Hanlon
  • 2GrayBooked at 17mins
  • 19Keatings
  • 6Bartley
  • 7McGinnBooked at 47mins
  • 16Stevenson
  • 9HoltSubstituted forBoyleat 81'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forForsterat 90'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Stanton
  • 17Boyle
  • 21Carmichael
  • 23Forster
  • 32Virtanen
  • 33Harris
  • 48Martin

Queen of Sth

  • 1Robinson
  • 2HamillBooked at 40minsSubstituted forBrotherstonat 65'minutes
  • 5Brownlie
  • 4DowieBooked at 43mins
  • 16Hooper
  • 7Anderson
  • 8Millar
  • 14JacobsBooked at 64mins
  • 25Dykes
  • 10HilsonSubstituted forDobbieat 48'minutes
  • 9LyleSubstituted forRiggat 81'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Dobbie
  • 12Rigg
  • 17Pickard
  • 19Moxon
  • 21Thomson
  • 22Tapping
  • 35Brotherston
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
7,646

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamQueen of Sth
Possession
Home57%
Away43%
Shots
Home15
Away11
Shots on Target
Home9
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away13

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 3.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 3.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lyndon Dykes.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Jordan Forster replaces Jason Cummings.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lyndon Dykes.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 3. Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Stephen Dobbie.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Alex Harris replaces Darren McGregor.

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 2. Grant Anderson (Queen of the South) header from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Dean Brotherston.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Steven Rigg replaces Derek Lyle.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Grant Holt.

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Andy Dowie.

Foul by Darren McGregor (Hibernian).

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Grant Holt (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Brownlie (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Derek Lyle (Queen of the South) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Attempt saved. James Keatings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Marvin Bartley (Hibernian).

Lyndon Dykes (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

John McGinn (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Derek Lyle (Queen of the South).

Marvin Bartley (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South).

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 1, Queen of the South 1. Stephen Dobbie (Queen of the South) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Dean Brotherston.

Substitution

Substitution, Queen of the South. Dean Brotherston replaces Jamie Hamill.

Booking

Kyle Jacobs (Queen of the South) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

Andy Dowie (Queen of the South) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

David Gray (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Jamie Hamill (Queen of the South).

Attempt missed. Grant Holt (Hibernian) header from very close range is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jamie Hamill.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lee Robinson.

Attempt saved. James Keatings (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

Attempt saved. Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) right footed shot from long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Peterhead42118628
2East Fife42115418
3Dundee4211155107
4Forfar4112411-75
5Dumbarton4022713-62

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1St Johnstone4310112910
2Falkirk42025416
3Stirling420267-16
4Brechin411258-35
5Elgin4103612-63

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inverness CT43101531210
2Dundee Utd4220103710
3Dunfermline42027706
4Cowdenbeath4103411-73
5Arbroath4013113-121

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Alloa4400102812
2Raith Rovers42115418
3Ross County421111477
4Cove Rangers4103413-93
5Montrose400418-70

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Partick Thistle440092712
2Queen of Sth43016249
3Airdrieonians411257-25
4Queen's Park411257-24
5Stenhousemuir400429-70

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers44001001012
2Motherwell43019369
3Stranraer420258-36
4Annan Athletic410347-33
5East Stirlingshire4004111-100

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton430110559
2Ayr43015239
3St Mirren43017529
4Livingston410367-13
5Edinburgh City4004211-90

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Morton431050511
2Kilmarnock42115507
3Clyde411245-15
4Albion403112-15
5Berwick402236-32
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