Aussies Abroad: Boyle’s Hibernian progress in Scottish FA Cup

Martin Boyle’s Hibernian are into the last 16 of the Scottish FA Cup after a thrilling fourth round replay on Wednesday morning.

Boyle’s Hibs overcame Dundee United 4-2 in a cracking Cup tie at Easter Road to keep their hopes of silverware this season alive.

And the Socceroos attacker was again at the centre of his side’s sensational performance against the runaway Championship leaders.

After Hibernian fell behind to Lawrence Shankland’s opener, Boyle played a key role in the hosts’ equaliser as he won a penalty after being taken down in the box.

With Scott Allan tucking away the spot kick just before the break, it meant Boyle had now been directly involved (scoring or assisting) in all of Hibs’ last 10 goals.

The second-half belonged to Christian Doidge as he hit a hat-trick to ensure Hibernian’s safe passage to the last 16.

Hibs are one of 10 SPL clubs still alive in the competition, where they will take on BSC Glasgow, the only remaining non-league side, next month.

Boyle’s attention will return to league duties this weekend as Hibernian host St Mirren on Sunday morning at 2am (AEDT).

In England, Jackson Irvine’s Hull City suffered a blow to their hopes of a playoff spot in the Championship after a 2-1 defeat at home to Huddersfield Town.

Irvine started on the bench and was introduced just after the hour-mark, with Hull City grabbing an equaliser just three minutes after the Socceroos midfielder’s arrival.

But Huddersfield stole the points in the sixth minute of stoppage-time through a dramatic Steve Mounie winner.

Hull, who host fifth-place Brentford this weekend (kick-off 11.30pm Saturday AEDT), remain in 13th spot, eight points outside the top six.

Meanwhile in League One, Harry Souttar played a full 90 minutes for Fleetwood Town in their goalless draw at home against Coventry City.