Aussies Abroad: Boyle nets again in Hibs' Scottish Cup draw

Martin Boyle continued his goalscoring streak as Hibernian were pegged back twice in a 2-2 Scottish Cup draw with Dundee United.

The Socceroos attacker has now netted three goals in his last three games, and five in his last six, since rediscovering his form for the Edinburgh club after a series of knee injuries blighted him for most of 2019.

The Scottish Premier League Player of the Month for December set up Hibs' opener and then struck two minutes after half-time in the Scottish Cup Fourth Round tie at Tannadice to hand them their second lead of the match.

Christian Doidge converted Boyle’s incisive pass to put the visitors in front after eight minutes but Lawrence Shankland restored parity for the hosts in the third minute of first-half stoppage time.

Boyle drilled a 20-yard rocket past Terrors goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist from Scott Allan’s pass to make it 2-1 to the Scottish Premier League’s sixth-placed side on 48 minutes.

But another equaliser from Louis Appere on 74 minutes salvaged a draw, and a replay at Easter Road next Tuesday, for the runaway Championship leaders.

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Besart Berisha grabbed a brace, either side of a Kye Rowles own goal, as the Green and Black made a fast start, scoring three times in the first quarter of the match at GMHBA Stadium in Geelong.

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Socceroos right-back Risdon played through 82 minutes in his first match since December 8, as Mark Rudan’s side reclaimed fifth position in the Hyundai A-League ladder.

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