Aussies Abroad: Boyle sends Hibs cruising to quarter finals

Martin Boyle got the ball rolling with an assist as Hibernian marched into the last eight of the Scottish Cup with a 4-1 win against BSC Glasgow.

The Socceroos attacker provided the service for Marc McNulty’s opener after using his lighting-quick speed to clear space on the right and deliver a precision through ball.

Hibs striker McNulty did the rest to give the visitors the lead on 11 minutes and the loanee from English Championship club Reading went on to bag a hat-trick in the crushing Fifth Round victory at Recreation Park in Alloa.

The Scottish Premier League’s sixth-placed side were too strong for their fifth-tier opposition from the Scottish Lowland Football League as Hibs clinched a place in the quarter finals of the 135-year old knockout competition.

McNulty netted his second on the half hour before Ross Smith grabbed one back as the amateur side gave the three-time Scottish Cup winners a scare, but the 27-year-old hit his hat-trick goal on 69 minutes and another loanee Greg Docherty wrapped up the result with five minutes left on the clock.

Boyle played through 80 minutes before head coach Jack Ross replaced him with Jamie Gullan. Hibs will host Inverness Caledonian Thistle at Easter Road in the last eight of a competition they last won in 2016 after a 114-year drought between cup victories.

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