Maclaren earns first start as Hibernian continue winning ways

Caltex Socceroos striker Jamie Maclaren started and played the full 90 minutes as Hibernian earned a hard-fought 2-0 win over second-placed Aberdeen in the Scottish Premiership overnight.

The Aussie, on loan from German side Darmstadt, enjoyed his first start of the season and played a crucial role in his side’s opening goal just after half-time.

Maclaren found space inside the area and fired a powerful strike on goal which was well-saved by Freddie Woodman, with the rebound nodded home by Martin Boyle.

Florian Kamberi doubled Hibernian’s lead in the 60th minute with a well-taken strike from inside the box.

Maclaren continued to threaten as the second half progressed and was twice denied a goal with Woodman making impressive stops.

The win - the club's third straight - keeps Hibernian in fourth spot on the Premiership table, five points behind second-placed Aberdeen.

Elsewhere, fellow Aussie Ryan Edwards got through a full match as Partick Thistle were beaten 2-1 at home to Dundee.

On Monday (AEDT), Tom Rogic could return from injury when Celtic play host to St Johnstone.

In Belgium, Danny Vukovic was between the posts as Genk earned a thrilling 2-2 draw with league-leaders Club Brugge.