Morton 4 - Russell (29, 115 pen), Masterton (66), Harding (118)
What a match! Morton progressed to the next round of the Co-Operative Insurance cup after coming out on top in this seven goal thriller at Easter Road.
It seemed inevitable that Hibs would score again. The inevitable came just five minutes later. Northern Ireland internationalist Dean Shiels waltzed past a couple of tired Morton challenges to slot past Cuthbert and send the game into extra time.
A Hibs win in extra time had more inevitability about it than their equaliser. Everyone around me was commenting on how knackered the boys looked after the shift they'd put in. More than one person thought we were looking at a repeat of Aberdeen's 7-3 win aet around ten years ago. Steven Pinau seemed to have confirmed our fears one minute into extra-time when he side footed high past Cuthbert to finish off a superb passing move by Hibs.
1. Cuthbert - 9
2. Shimmin - 8
3. Walker - 6 (15. Weatherson - 46 mins)
4. McManus - 7
5. Paartalu - 7
6. Harding - 7
7. McGuffie - 7
8. Masterton - 8 (12. Jenkins - 85 mins)
9. Wake - 8 (14. Newby - 110 mins)
10. Russell - 9
11. McAlister - 9
Subs Not Used:
Harding McManus Walker
McGuffie Paartalu Masterton McAlister
Hibernian: McNeil (Grof 43), van Zanten, Hogg, Murray, Stevenson, Shiels, Keenan, Rankin, Morais (Zemmama 46), Fletcher, Nish (Pinau 73).
Subs Not Used: Campbell, Canning.
Booked: Stevenson, Hogg, Pinau
My man of the match: Iain Russell
Sponsor's man of the match: Iain Russell
Matchday Programme (Click to enlarge)
Greenock Telegraph match report
highlights and interview with Paatelainen from hibernianfc.tv