By: Hibernian Media on 23 Jul, 2018 12:45
A Hibernian XI side ran out 5-0 winners at Home Park against Coldstream on Sunday afternoon.
After a first pre-season outing the week before against Wick Academy, the Hibernian XI team were keen to continue on their good start by also improving upon their performance – which is what took place in the Borders.
The first half affair was all in favour of the hosts who controlled a vast majority of the play and created a multitude of openings.
Coldstream were taking heart from the solid defensive display and were close to keeping the score at 0-0 going into the break – only for Gregor Woods to strike.
The young midfielder was on his toes and was the quickest to react to a loose ball in the area, tucking his finish under the sprawling frame of Mark Walters on the stroke of half-time.
Play in the second half picked up where the first half had ended, with Hibernian on top.
This time the visitors only had to wait 19 minutes to get a second goal, with left-back Sean Mackie rifling into the back of the net.
Within ten minutes it was 4-0 as Jamie Gullan, fresh from making his first team debut away to NSI Runavik on Thursday, netted twice in four minutes.
His first arrived with 70 minutes played as he embarked on a dribble and produced a composed finish to score his first goal.
The second goal was an excellent move down the right and saw Andrew Blake whip a cross into Gullan’s path, who brought the ball under his control before powering a low shot into the net.
The scoring was completed in the 84th minute when Innes Murray rounded off a flowing team move with a close-range finish to ensure it was a happy afternoon for the side in the Borders.
Another Hibernian XI side will be in action on Monday 30 July at Yarrow Park against Selkirk in the Bobby Johnstone Memorial Cup, which Selkirk won on penalties in 2017, with the game kicking off at 7pm.
Hibernian XI: Martin, Blake, Mackie, Campbell, Waugh, Stirling, Woods, Murray, Allan, Paton, Gullan. Substitutes: Shanley, Cantley, Gallantes, Yeats.
Image: Maurice Dougan