Scottish League Cup - First Round
HibernianHibernian3MontroseMontrose0
By Brian McLauchlinBBC Scotland at Easter Road
Scott Allan scores for Hibernian against Montrose
Scott Allan scored as a substitute in Hibs' win

Hibernian secured safe passage to the League Cup second round after goals by Scott Martin, Scott Allan and Jason Cummings disposed of spirited Montrose.

Teenager Martin latched on to Alex Harris's pass to fire Hibs ahead.

Allan, the subject of transfer interest from Rangers, doubled the lead with a second-half strike after coming on as a substitute.

And Cummings stylishly finished for the hosts' third in the closing stages of the match.

Midfielder Allan started on the bench after having a transfer request turned down by the Easter Road club.

Marvin Bartley made his debut for the club with Harris back from a loan spell at Dundee back in the the starting line-up.

The visitors started well and when Hibernian keeper Mark Oxley clattered into Montrose striker Ross Campbell there were claims for a penalty but referee John Beaton allowed play to continue.

It was midway through the first half before Hibernian had their first strike on goal, Cummings cutting in from the left and sending his effort narrowly wide of target.

Cummings threatened again following a terrific touch that allowed him space for a shot but Ross Salmon made a terrific diving save low to his left.

The opener soon came with Harris's pass splitting the Montrose defence and 18-year-old Martin duly clipping the ball into the net.

Hibs continued to push forward in the second period and Sam Stanton was inches away with a left-foot pile driver.

Allan replaced Bartley and the 23-year-old quickly made his mark. He linked up well with Stanton before finding the bottom corner with a low shot.

And number three for Hibs came from a corner. Liam Fontaine turned a deep delivery across goal where Cummings turned and hammered in from close range.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 4HanlonBooked at 35mins
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 48Martin
  • 8Fyvie
  • 6BartleySubstituted forAllanat 66'minutes
  • 11StantonSubstituted forSinclairat 84'minutes
  • 33HarrisSubstituted forShawat 75'minutes
  • 35Cummings

Substitutes

  • 10Allan
  • 31Reguero
  • 42Dunsmore
  • 43Crane
  • 44Sinclair
  • 49Allan
  • 51Shaw

Montrose

  • 1Salmon
  • 2Ferguson
  • 5Reoch
  • 4McCordSubstituted forMilneat 83'minutes
  • 3Steeves
  • 7Johnston
  • 6Allan
  • 8WatsonBooked at 26mins
  • 11Webster
  • 9Fraser
  • 10CampbellSubstituted forReidat 60'minutes

Substitutes

  • 12Kenneth
  • 14Masson
  • 15Milne
  • 16Reid
  • 17McLeod
  • 18Willox
  • 21Butter
Referee:
John Beaton
Attendance:
5,933

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamMontrose
Possession
Home61%
Away39%
Shots
Home19
Away2
Shots on Target
Home6
Away1
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home7
Away3

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hibernian 3, Montrose 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hibernian 3, Montrose 0.

  3. Post update

    Scott Allan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Gary Fraser (Montrose).

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jordan Sinclair (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

  6. Post update

    Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  7. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Jordan Sinclair replaces Samuel Stanton.

  8. Substitution

    Substitution, Montrose. Declan Milne replaces Ross McCord.

  9. Goal!

    Goal! Hibernian 3, Montrose 0. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Fontaine following a corner.

  10. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Ross Salmon.

  11. Post update

    Attempt saved. Scott Allan (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top right corner.

  12. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Ryan Ferguson.

  13. Post update

    Attempt missed. Scott Allan (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

  14. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Oli Shaw replaces Alex Harris.

  15. Post update

    Foul by Alex Harris (Hibernian).

  16. Post update

    Paul Watson (Montrose) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  17. Goal!

    Goal! Hibernian 2, Montrose 0. Scott Allan (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box to the bottom left corner.

  18. Post update

    Attempt saved. Graham Webster (Montrose) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

  19. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Ross Salmon.

  20. Post update

    Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.