Hibs’ Pre-season Continues With Comfortable 4-0 Win Against Berwick Rangers


Goals from new signing David Gray, Liam Craig, Tom Gardiner and Lewis Allan secured a comfortable 4-0  victory for Alan Stubbs’ Hibs against Berwick Rangers in front of a noisy travelling support at Shielfield Park earlier today.

Scott Robertson returned to the starting line-up after recovering from injury and trialist Luke Coulson who had just been released from Cardiff City took his place on the bench.

There were a few familiar faces in the Rangers’ line up with former players Lee Currie, David Gold, Dean Horribine and Jay Doyle all on the home squad.

Hibs started brightly and Craig went close before Gray opened the scoring after winning a crunching tackle on David Gold before striking a long range effort into the net.

Alan Stubbs’ men added a second after the break when Max Todd rounded the goalkeeper only to be brought down and Craig netted the penalty.

Callum Booth saw a fine effort deflected past the pose and from the resultant corner Todd floated a terrific cross into the area which Lewis Allan nodded into the path of Gardiner who calmly netted from closer range.

Allan rounded off the scoring near the end and Gareth McCaffrey was unlucky not to add a fifth in the last minute.

Hibs face Dunfermline Athletic at East End Park on Tuesday.

Berwick Rangers: Bald (Andrews 46′), Jacobs (Gray 62′), Hoskins, Currie, Fairbairn, Tulloch (Doyle 70′), Willis (McKenzie 62′), Currie, Russell (Miller 70′), Carse (Dunn 62′), Gold (Horribine 70′). Substitute not used: McKenzie.

Hibernian: Perntreou (Brennan 67′), Gray (Coulson 46′), Stevenson (Booth 62′), Hanlon (Forster 60′), Nelson (Gardiner 67′), Craig (Dunsmore 62′), Todd, Robertson (Tudur Jones 46′), Cummings (Allan 46′), Handling (Martin 70′), Stanton (McCaffrey 67′). Substitutes all used.

Referee: Brian Colvin.

Attendance: 1,556.

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