Scottish League Cup - Group C
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Elgin City 0-2 Hibernian: Visitors seal last-16 place

Florian Kamberi
Flo Kamberi scored Hibs' clinching goal in the second half

Hibernian progressed to the last 16 of the Scottish League Cup with a routine win at League Two Elgin.

Summer signing Joe Newell slid in Daryl Horgan's cross for his first Hibs goal to give the visitors an early lead.

But the Premiership side made hard work of putting the game to bed and needed a superb save from Ofir Marciano to deny Rabin Omar a second-half equaliser.

Omar's misplaced pass then teed up Flo Kamberi, who earlier had a goal wrongly ruled offside, to net the clincher.

Group C winners Hibs join Ross County and Partick Thistle in the knockout stage.

The other five group winners and four best runners-up will be decided this weekend, with 13 games on Saturday and two on Sunday, to join Scotland's four European representatives in the last 16.

'Offside call a stinker'

Hibs manager Paul Heckingbottom on assistant referee Douglas Ross' decision to flag Kamberi's first-half strike offside: "It was a stinker. It was probably the worst I've ever seen in terms of distance onside. It's a bad one."

Elgin boss Gavin Price: "We didn't look out of place against a very good Hibs side and I'm pleased with that."

Line-ups

Elgin

  • 1McHale
  • 2WilsonSubstituted forWillisat 78'minutes
  • 5BronskyBooked at 89mins
  • 4McDonald
  • 3Spark
  • 7Cooper
  • 8MacEwanSubstituted forO'Keefeat 60'minutes
  • 6Dingwall
  • 11OmarSubstituted forLovelandat 88'minutes
  • 10Sutherland
  • 9HesterBooked at 30mins

Substitutes

  • 12Willis
  • 14McGowan
  • 15O'Keefe
  • 16Ballam
  • 17Loveland
  • 18Scott
  • 21Dunn

Hibernian

  • 1Marciano
  • 3Whittaker
  • 24McGregor
  • 18Jackson
  • 43Mackie
  • 7HorganSubstituted forBoyleat 66'minutesSubstituted forat 87'minutes
  • 14MallanBooked at 42mins
  • 6VelaBooked at 69mins
  • 11Newell
  • 22KamberiSubstituted forShawat 83'minutes
  • 9DoidgeSubstituted forAllanat 76'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hanlon
  • 10Boyle
  • 17James
  • 23Allan
  • 28Maxwell
  • 32Shaw
  • 33Murray
Referee:
William Collum
Attendance:
2,106

Match Stats

Home TeamElginAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home48%
Away52%
Shots
Home5
Away22
Shots on Target
Home1
Away11
Corners
Home4
Away8
Fouls
Home12
Away17

Live Text

Match ends, Elgin City 0, Hibernian 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Elgin City 0, Hibernian 2.

Attempt missed. Darren McGregor (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Tom McHale.

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

Foul by Russell Dingwall (Elgin City).

Adam Jackson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Matthew Cooper.

Booking

Stephen Bronsky (Elgin City) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Stephen Bronsky (Elgin City).

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

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Darren McGregor.

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Owen Loveland replaces Rabin Omar.

Martin Boyle went off injured after Hibernian had used all subs.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Andrew McDonald.

Attempt saved. Stephen Mallan (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Foul by Stephen Bronsky (Elgin City).

Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Oli Shaw replaces Florian Kamberi.

Attempt missed. Kyle Willis (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

Conor O'Keefe (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Steven Whittaker (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, Elgin City. Kyle Willis replaces David Wilson.

Attempt missed. Florian Kamberi (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is high and wide to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Scott Allan replaces Christian Doidge.

Attempt missed. Kane Hester (Elgin City) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt saved. Stephen Mallan (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Russell Dingwall (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Stephen Mallan (Hibernian).

Booking

Josh Vela (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Shane Sutherland (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Vela (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Daryl Horgan.

Attempt missed. Daryl Horgan (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Stephen Bronsky.

Attempt missed. Russell Dingwall (Elgin City) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the right from a direct free kick.

Kane Hester (Elgin City) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren McGregor (Hibernian).

Goal!

Goal! Elgin City 0, Hibernian 2. Florian Kamberi (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

Corner, Elgin City. Conceded by Ofir Marciano.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts32105238
2Dundee Utd42116427
3East Fife32014226
4Cowdenbeath310225-33
5Stenhousemuir300326-40

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ross County44001221012
2Forfar32017346
3St Johnstone31025323
4Montrose310238-53
5Brechin3003011-110

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian431081711
2Arbroath32018536
3Elgin41127705
4Alloa311156-14
5Stirling4013312-91

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Inverness CT32107347
2Dundee31203037
3Peterhead412134-16
4Raith Rovers310248-43
5Cove Rangers301235-21

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Motherwell33009099
2Morton320111566
3Queen of Sth31117705
4Dumbarton4103312-93
5Annan Athletic301239-61

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Partick Thistle431085310
2Hamilton31205326
3Airdrieonians31115505
4Queen's Park302134-13
5Clyde300359-40

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Livingston32105328
2Falkirk42116337
3Ayr320110376
4Stranraer31027343
5Berwick3003016-160

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline32019366
2St Mirren41213306
3East Kilbride31111105
4Albion311116-54
5Edinburgh City310212-13
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