Hibernian v Arbroath: half time result 1-1

Highland League football.
Highland League football.

Arbroath might be the smaller team at Easter Road today but they are playing some big football and have for the most part held their own against Hibernian.

Murray and McManus screamed out of the starters box to assert themselves early on as a thorn in the hosts’ side for the fifth round clash of the Scottish Cup. But it was STEWART (17 minutes) with a nice set up from Carreiro who opened the scoring with a curve ball into the top right corner of the net, well out of Oxley’s reach.

Hibs did make the Lichties’ lives difficult throughout the first half, creating plenty of chances, and showing some prickly aggression, but it wasn’t until just a few minutes shy of the half time whistle that Dja Djedje (42 minutes) was able to break through the centre of the Arbroath line and slot one past McCallum.