The Easter Road outfit has never faced the Dudgeon Park team in a competitive game although there is one player for whom both teams
Caithness-born Jim McKay’s form for the Cattachs caught Hibs ‘attention in the’ 70s and Eddie Turnbull traveled to Sutherland to negotiate a deal
However, despite an agreement reached on a £ 10,000 fee for the striker, the two clubs were somewhat separated in terms of fee payments and McKay made six appearances in green and white, scoring twice, before return to Brora
Stevie Mallan has the match ball in sight, and he almost got it in the back of the net again with a vicious effort just outside the zone (Mallan’s mainland) after the kickoff from Gullan However, his near-namesake Malin doesn’t mind and he sails widely
Mallan tries the hat-trick but he shoots from a distance far from the right post of Malin Still Hibs 2, Brora 0, with 28 minutes elapsed
Hallberg with a shot from the right side of the box but Malin saves with his foot – Hibs corner
Murphy’s cross from the left takes a deflection and loops over the top of the net From the resulting corner Wright is skiing an effort from the edge of the zone
Gullan is getting closer to Gray’s end but his effort is right on the wrong side of the Hibs post, Brora 0 with 15 minutes played
Mallan locks on a deep ball and converts just inside the zone, though Brora’s keeper Malin got his hands on it.
Action underway on Easter Road, Hibs in traditional green shirts, white shorts and green socks, shooting towards Dunbar End; Brora Rangers all in red
Looks like the 3-2 roller coaster win over Hamilton only happened yesterday, not four days ago Either way, we’ll get the latest news, analysis, reactions and more from Easter Road as the Cabbages take on the Cattachs!
Hibernien FC, Brora Rangers FC, Jack Ross, Easter Road (Hibernian FC), Stevie Mallan
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