Hibs lost out to a single Rosburgh goal for the second time this season the PSA and again it was a harsh result. The pitch was in wonderful condition and the heavy rain just before the game meant it zipped about and both teams had spells with the ball. Hibs created by far the best chances forcing two great saves out of U'ren from Talbot and Guillaume and Jordan hit the post from the edge of the box. Hotspurs had a header cleared off the line but not much else of note to worry Tommy. Hibs were a bit sloppy at the start of the second half and Hotspurs worked Tommy and Shaz made some good covering runs. Hotspurs’ size was a problem at set pieces but a cleared corner landed at the edge of the box and a horribly mis-hit shot turned into the perfect through ball as Hibs rushed out and Roseburgh timed his run perfectly to latch on and score. Hibs came back and Thorin hit the post, Julio shot just wide and Jordan had an effort blocked on the line. Hibs had claims for a penalty waved away, too. Hotspurs saw the game out to progress largely thanks to their post, Roseburgh and MoM U'ren. Hibs MoM was Jordan
Hotspurs will be very happy with a hard-fought 1-0 victory over Hibs in the Plate Quarter-Final this weekend. Neither side could complain about the pristine, freshly-watered pitch down at the PSA- the result of which was that both sides kept the ball well and fashioned a couple of half-chances each in the first half- with one particularly good save from Martyn U'ren the only thing keeping the scores level at 0-0 going into the break. Hotspurs eventually broke the deadlock through a smart close-range Roseburgh finish after Igor's shot was deflected into his path. Hibs subsequently pressed hard for the equaliser, but couldn't quite find the breakthrough. 1-0 Hotspurs it finished. Thanks to Hibs for a well-fought, very even game, and well done to Hotspurs Man of the Match James Keane whose marauding runs down the left wing gave the opposition trouble all afternoon.