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Loan Report: Marc McHat-Trick

McNulty bagged a hat trick for Hibs in the Scottish Cup.

BSC Glasgow vs. Hibernian - Scottish Cup 5th Round Photo by Paul Devlin / SNS Group via Getty Images

Marc McNulty opened his account for his second loan spell at Hibernian in style at the weekend, netting a hat-trick against non-league side BSC Glasgow in the Scottish Cup fifth round.

The striker got the SPL side off to a good start, grabbing his first goal in the 11th minute. He scored a second on the half-hour mark but the home side pulled one back to make the score 2-1 to Hibs going into half time. McNulty completed his hat-trick with just over 20 minutes to go and proved to be the crucial part of his side’s progression into the next round.

It’s been a tough few days for Hamilton and Luke Southwood with two defeats at home. Last Saturday, Rangers visited New Douglas Park in the Scottish Cup fifth round, and much like their Glasgow rivals Celtic, came away with a convincing 4-1 victory.

Southwood was unlucky with the Rangers opener, saving a penalty from Scott Arfield. However, the rebound fell straight back to Arfield who slotted in with Southwood still on the floor. With the score 1-1 at half time, Steven Gerrard’s men turned up the heat in the second half and scored three goals to progress into the next round of the cup.

Tuesday saw Aberdeen travel to Hamilton in the SPL and pick up a 3-1 win to move into third place in the league. Aberdeen didn’t have many chances in this game but were clinical with their finishing and were leading 3-0 by the break. Marios Ogkmpoe grabbed a consolation for the home side but this was the only shot on target for the Accies in the entire game.

Southwood continued his run in the side with a full 90 minutes in both games. The young keeper was busy in the defeat to Rangers but will be disappointed he couldn’t do more to keep Aberdeen at bay. Hamilton now sit just one point above bottom side Hearts in the SPL table.

Chike Kandi’s-last gasp equaliser snatched a point for struggling Dagenham & Redbridge in the Vanarama National League against Stockport County in a game of late drama last Saturday. Stockport took the lead in the 89th minute and the game seemed to be lost but Kandi’s late goal ensured the Daggers extended their unbeaten run in the league to five. Reading loanee Ben House played the full 90 minute for Dagenham, but was unable to get on the scoresheet.

Denizlispor’s winless run in the Super Lig stretched to six games after drawing 0-0 away to Konyaspor last weekend. The home side dominated the game but could not find a breakthrough against the Roosters. Mo Barrow played the full 90 minutes but had a quiet game.

Atletico Baleares extended their gap at the top of Segunda Division B to four points with a 3-1 win over Pontevedra. The visitors took the lead just after half an hour and lead 1-0 at half time. Two goals in the first 10 minutes after half time saw the home side turn the game around and they secured the win in the 89th minute with a third. Jordan Holsgrove started the game but was brought off with just under 10 minutes to go.

Steaua Bucharest slipped to third in the Liga I table after drawing 0-0 at home to Academica Clinceni. The best chance of the game fell to the visitors with left-back Mihai Dobrescu who hit the bar with a long-range effort. Adrian Popa came on for the final 10 minutes to try and help his side find a winner but neither side could get on the scoresheet.