Scottish League Cup - Second Round
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Hibernian 5-0 Ayr United

Anthony Stokes celebrates
Anthony Stokes signed for Hibs this summer after leaving Blackburn Rovers

Anthony Stokes inspired Hibernian to a League Cup hammering of League One Ayr United on his first start since rejoining the club.

The Republic of Ireland forward nodded the opener then turned provider for Simon Murray to grab the second.

Stokes doubled his tally after the break with a clever finish before Efe Ambrose tapped in the fourth.

Lithuanian striker Deivydas Matulevicius came off the bench to notch the fifth for the dominant hosts.

Having lost at home to Ayr last season when both sides were in the Championship, top-flight Hibs were eager to get ahead and Stokes duly provided.

Danny Swanson delivered and Stokes was afforded too much space as he headed past Jordan Hart.

Murray doubled the hosts' advantage when he latched on to Stokes' pass and finished with composure.

Stokes came close with two further efforts but did net again after the interval, meeting Murray's cross and firing past Hart from a tight angle.

The fourth came when Ambrose reacted quickest to nudge an effort over the line after John McGinn's corner had left the Honest Men's defence exposed.

Matulevicius came on for Dylan McGeouch and soon made an impact. The Lithuanian striker's maiden goal for Hibs came with the aid of a deflection as he rounded off the scoring for the night.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1Marciano
  • 36Porteous
  • 24McGregor
  • 25Ambrose
  • 2Gray
  • 10McGeouchSubstituted forMatuleviciusat 76'minutes
  • 7McGinn
  • 16Stevenson
  • 15MurraySubstituted forBoyleat 64'minutes
  • 28Stokes
  • 11SwansonSubstituted forSlivkaat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Whittaker
  • 5Fontaine
  • 8Slivka
  • 9Matulevicius
  • 17Boyle
  • 21Laidlaw
  • 33Murray

Ayr

  • 1Hart
  • 2Higgins
  • 5RoseBooked at 49mins
  • 3Boyle
  • 26Reid
  • 12McGuffieSubstituted forMurphyat 64'minutes
  • 23Docherty
  • 6GegganSubstituted forat 78'minutes
  • 11McDaidSubstituted forForrestat 45'minutes
  • 7Moffat
  • 9MooreSubstituted forFergusonat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Gilmour
  • 10Forrest
  • 14Ferguson
  • 18Faulds
  • 20Avci
  • 24Murphy
  • 25McCowan
Referee:
Kevin Clancy
Attendance:
8,135

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamAyr
Possession
Home56%
Away44%
Shots
Home21
Away7
Shots on Target
Home8
Away2
Corners
Home10
Away1
Fouls
Home8
Away4

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 5, Ayr United 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 5, Ayr United 0.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by David Ferguson.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 5, Ayr United 0. Deivydas Matulevicius (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig Reid.

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ryan Porteous (Hibernian).

Attempt missed. Deivydas Matulevicius (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Attempt missed. John McGinn (Hibernian) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Ross Docherty.

Attempt blocked. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.

Andrew Geggan went off injured after Ayr United had used all subs.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Deivydas Matulevicius replaces Dylan McGeouch.

Attempt missed. Vykintas Slivka (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 4, Ayr United 0. Efe Ambrose (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box to the high centre of the goal following a corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Patrick Boyle.

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

Alan Forrest (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Ryan Porteous (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Docherty (Ayr United).

Foul by Efe Ambrose (Hibernian).

Leon Murphy (Ayr United) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Substitution

Substitution, Ayr United. Leon Murphy replaces Craig McGuffie.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Simon Murray.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Vykintas Slivka replaces Danny Swanson.

Attempt saved. Craig McGuffie (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Foul by Darren McGregor (Hibernian).

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Attempt saved. David Ferguson (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is saved in the bottom right corner.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 3, Ayr United 0. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Simon Murray.

Attempt missed. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is close, but misses to the right.

Corner, Ayr United. Conceded by Darren McGregor.

Attempt blocked. Michael Moffat (Ayr United) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the right is blocked.

Attempt missed. Andrew Geggan (Ayr United) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Foul by Danny Swanson (Hibernian).

Michael Moffat (Ayr United) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Michael Rose (Ayr United) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Danny Swanson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

A

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Falkirk44001311212
2Inverness CT42115328
3Stirling42116517
4Brechin401319-82
5Forfar4013310-71

B

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dunfermline42201331010
2Peterhead43017619
3Hearts42117437
4East Fife411236-34
5Elgin4004213-110

C

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Dundee Utd4310102811
2Dundee431082610
3Raith Rovers42029546
4Cowdenbeath4103511-63
5Buckie Thistle4004315-120

D

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian43101311210
2Ross County422080810
3Arbroath412167-16
4Montrose4103215-133
5Alloa401328-61

E

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Ayr44001531212
2Kilmarnock43019369
3Clyde4202711-46
4Annan Athletic4013210-82
5Dumbarton401328-61

F

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Motherwell44001221012
2Morton42118628
3Queen's Park42119907
4Edinburgh City4013312-92
5Berwick401347-31

G

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hamilton422011659
2Albion413012937
3Queen of Sth41306427
4East Kilbride411259-45
5Stenhousemuir401339-62

H

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Livingston431083511
2Partick Thistle431092710
3St Mirren42029726
4Airdrieonians4103410-63
5Stranraer4004412-80
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