SPFL Development League
Tue 25 April, 2017. Kick Off: - 14:00
Oriam Indoor 3G
Shaw slots the ball home after being fed the ball 8 yards out.
Shaw sends Herd the wrong way.
A Hibs clearance crashes off the roof and a loud cheer comes round the Oriam.
Jagzone Man of the Match: Ross Fleming
Watson is free in the box but slices his effort wide of target from 10 yards out.
Herd stands up tall to deny Shaw after the striker cut in from the right hand side.
Fitzpatrick picks out McLaughlin who arches a shot to goal. The goalkeeper is equal to the attempt.
Porteous runs the length of the park, flicking the ball into the path of Shaw who forces a good save from Herd.
Shaw fires tamely at Herd after a Hibs counter attack
A deep cross is met by Gullan at the back post. His effort is goalbound but a combination of Herd and the Jags defence scramble it clear.
Higgins fires over a cross which is left by both James Stokes and Neil McLaughlin when just a touch would have sent the ball goalwards.
The rain belts down off the roof of the Oriam building creating a loud amount of noise. We're safely indoors so it doesn't affect us, but my car has just had a nice wash from the heavens!
Docherty unleashes one from 25 yards and sees his effort smash off the crossbar.
Shaw plays in Gullan who seems clear on goal. Docherty is able to recover and halt the Hibs number 11 who fires an effort straight at Herd.
Porteous meets the corner but somehow Thistle get the ball away from the goalline for a second Hibs corner.
Porteous heads straight at Herd.
Shaw flashes a header inches past the post after being found by a Donaldson cross.
Ian Stokes whips over a terrific cross from the right hand side, it is met by an unmarked Connor Higgins who heads inches past from around 8 yards out.
Thistle are battling hard to get back into the game but the Hibs defence is holding the Jags attack at arms length.
Waugh's cross ball evades Herd and Shaw is left with the simple task of tapping the ball home.
McLaughlin spins inside the box and fires a shot at the goakeeper which is turned away from goal.
McCarthy curls an effort at goal which is comfortable for the goalkeeper.
Wilson whips over a free kick from the right but Hibs clear. With two attackers against two defenders, James Stokes does well to halt the counter.
A cross from the left is flicked higher by Granger. Donaldson heads low at the back post and it wriggles past the goalkeeper.
Mackie advances into the Jags box and drills an effort across goal. It is deflected by Granger onto the post before Thistle are able to get it out the box. It comes back into the Jags penalty area before being headed over by a Hibs attacker.
Granger and Shaw collide while contesting a header and it brings the frantic pace of the game to a halt.
Watson fires over a cross from the left which is missed by everyone allowing Fleming to clear at the back post and start to counter.
Herd does well to shuffle his feet and push away a swerving Shaw effort from the edge of the box. Hibs have woken up from the slow start
Porteous gets a looping header on the delivery and Herd does well to push it onto the bar before Thistle scramble clar for a Jags goalkick.
A low cross from the right is met by Granger who turns the ball behind for a corner with Shaw lurking behind him.
Shaw curls an effort marginally over the bar from just inside the box
An enterprising run from Fleming opens up a gap in the Hibs side. He tries to link up with Higgins but the ball bounces back to Docherty 25 yards from goal. Docherty finds Higgins on the edge of the box but his shot is straight at the goalkeeper.
Patient play from Thistle as they keep the ball inside the Hibs half. A dinked through ball for Higgins takes an awkward bounce and trundles away from the attacker.
An early cross from James Stokes is just too high for Callum Wilson. The midfielder picks up the scraps before a Hibernian boot clears away from goal.