Hibernian 3-2 Dumbarton: Match Report

26 August 2014 09:01
Hibernian 3-2 Dumbarton: Match Report - view commentary, squad, and statistics of the game as it happened.

Stanton completes Hibs fightback

Hibernian bounced back from two straight Championship defeats when staging an amazing late rally to beat Dumbarton 3-2 at home in the Scottish League Cup.

Hibs applied plenty of pressure in the first half but could not find a way through as Alex Harris had his shot cleared off the goal-line, Farid El Alagui's low strike was well saved and no-one was able to get on the end of a superb David Gray cross.

Dumbarton found their feet at the start of the second period though, and went ahead in the 52nd minute when Mitchel Megginson connected with a cross from the right and his acrobatic shot ended up in the net, while Mark Gilhaney then doubled the visitors' advantage when scrambling the ball home from a set-piece.

However, El Alagui pulled one back for Hibs with a header in the 78th minute and the striker bagged an equaliser six minutes later before substitute Sam Stanton completed a famous fightback with a thunderous shot in the closing stages.

Source: PA