By: Hibernian Media on 31 Jul, 2018 17:56
A Hibernian XI side ran out 10-0 victors over Selkirk in the Bobby Johnstone Memorial Cup at Yarrow Park on Monday evening.
A youthful side from the capital competed in the fixture with their energetic and coruscating play blowing away the hosts in a match played to honour Bobby Johnstone, part of the Famous Five who hailed from the Borders town of Selkirk.
Lewis Allan scored 40% of the goals, securing a hat-trick in the first half. His first goal arrived ten minutes into the game – after the woodwork was struck no fewer than three times.
Opposition goalkeeper Mathew Mackie worked hard to keep Hibernian at bay, but the effervescent attacks of the youngsters ensured that a healthy lead was taken into the interval.
Allan scored his second in the 22nd minute and completed his hat-trick with a great turn and finish six minutes before the break.
Sean Mackie would make it 4-0 with the left-back repeating the feat soon afterwards as Hibernian steamed further ahead before the hour mark courtesy of his brace.
There was no stopping the Hibernian juggernaut continued their brutal evisceration of their Lowland League hosts.
Mackie turned provider as he whipped a cross into the box and forward Ruari Paton volleyed in at the near-post, before Allan scored his final goal of the game with the Melrose-born striker heading in from a corner.
Goal number eight was scored by Innes Murray with a lovely finish, with Kevin Waugh completing the scoring with goals nine and ten – with all three goals coming in the final five minutes of the game.
A Hibernian XI side will next be in action away to Tranent Juniors, on Monday 6 August at Forresters Park with a 6:45pm kick-off.
Hibernian XI: Dabrowski, Blake, Donaldson, Campbell, Waugh, Stirling, Mackie (Martin, 72), Murray, Allan, Murray (Yeats, 46), Gullan (Paton, 60).
Image: Maurice Dougan