Aussies Abroad: Boyle’s pair of assists sparks Hibernian’s comeback

Martin Boyle’s rich vein of form in Scotland has continued with the Socceroos winger playing a pivotal role in Hibernian’s come-from-behind win over Hamilton Academical on Thursday morning (AEDT).

Boyle set up both of Hibernian’s goals as they prevailed 2-1 in a thrilling clash at Easter Road.

The home side trailed from as early as the 18th minute when Alex Gogic put Hamilton ahead and it wasn’t until midway through the second half that Hibs drew level.

And Boyle was the catalyst with his powerful shot on the angle rattling the post before Christian Doidge tapped in the rebound.

Roared on by the home fans Hibernian continued to pile on the pressure and it was Boyle’s cross four minutes from time that led to the winning goal, headed in by Paul Hanlon.

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The memorable win was a fifth in 11 games for new manager Jack Ross to tighten Hibernian’s grip on a top-six spot.

Boyle has been in superb touch since returning from a long-term injury earlier this season and was voted the Scottish Premier League Player of the Month for December.

As well as his two assists against Hamilton, Boyle has also found the net five times in his last seven appearances for the Edinburgh club.

He’ll hope to keep that run going when Hibs travel to Motherwell on Sunday, kicking off at 2am (AEDT).

Meanwhile, Daniel Arzani was an unused substitute for Celtic, who stayed top of the SPL ladder with a 3-1 win at Kilmarnock.

The Hoops are at home this weekend against Ross County, also kicking off at 2am on Sunday.

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