Griffiths fires Hibs' cup dreams
Pat Fenlon and Hibernian are within one game of another Scottish Cup Final. Photograph: Lynne Cameron/PA
Kilmarnock 2 Hibernian 4:Leigh Griffiths was the Hibernian hero again after his hat-trick against Kilmarnock sent Pat Fenlon’s men bouncing happily into the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup.
In a pulsating match at Rugby Park, Griffiths opened the scoring in the 15th minute only for James Dayton to equalise.
Matt Done restored Hibs’ lead in the 39th minute before Irishman Paul Heffernan slammed in a penalty to level again. But Griffiths was not to be denied as he notched twice more, the second from the spot, with Killie ending the match with 10 men after defender Ross Barbour was sent off late on for a tug on the on-loan Wolves player at the edge of the box.
Hibs, who famously have not won the tournament since 1902 and lost last year’s decider to Edinburgh rivals Hearts, will join Celtic, Dundee United and First Division Falkirk in tomorrow’s draw at Hampden Park.