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2017/18 Scottish Communities League Cup, SCOTTISH LEAGUE CUP - GROUP STAGE
  • Simon Murray (12', 53')
  • Fraser Murray (22')
  • Brian Graham (88' PEN)

Hibernian 4-0 Montrose

Hibernian striker Simon Murray scored a brace on his competitive debut as Neil Lennon's side cruised to a 4-0 victory over Montrose in their opening Betfred Cup clash.
Murray's namesake Fraser was also on target for the hosts in an impressive performance that saw the 18-year-old deservedly named man of the match.
Substitute Brian Graham netted a late penalty to round off the scoring on a comfortable afternoon for the Leith side.
Hibs will face a tougher challenge when they travel to Ross County for their second Group D clash on Friday.
The result of this tie never looked in doubt as the hosts produced a professional display against their Ladbrokes League Two counterparts.
Martin Boyle had already fired a shot across the visitors' bow with a low drive after nine minutes that came back of the post.
But Hibs side seized control three minutes later when Simon Murray opened the scoring.
Lewis Stevenson did well to dig out a cross from the left and the former Dundee United forward headed in at the front post.
Fraser Murray looked lively during the early stages and the teenager, in only his fourth appearance, added a second in the 22nd minute.
The forward linked with Simon before drilling a low drive beyond Allan Fleming from 12 yards.
The visitors wasted a rare chance to score moments after the break when Gary Fraser pulled a shot wide from an Andrew Steeves cross and Hibs made them pay in the 53rd minute with a third goal.
After missing a great opportunity himself minutes earlier, Simon Murray nodded in Boyle's cross from inside the area.
Graham climbed off the bench and added a fourth in the 88th minute from the penalty spot after Graham Webster was penalised for handling a Stevenson cross.

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