Aberdeen vs. Hibernian  1 - 2

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Scottish Cup: Aberdeen 1 Hibernian 2

14 April 2012 16:48

Hibernian are through to the Scottish Cup final after an enthralling 2-1 win over Aberdeen at Hampden Park on Saturday.

An early goal from Gary O'Connor handed Hibernian a first-half lead but they were pegged back by a superb strike from Rory Fallon in the second half.

With the match heading into extra-time, Leigh Griffiths combined with O'Connor and sent Hibernian fans wild with a late winner to secure their spot in the final.

Hibernian took the game to Aberdeen from the first whistle and reaped the rewards inside three minutes when, after a succession of crosses into the area, Saikou Kujabi's ball from the left flank was eventually stabbed home by an unmarked O'Connor at the front post.

Griffiths had a chance to double Hibs' lead after 21 minutes after he beat Mark Reynolds but could only drag his low shot wide of Jason Brown's left-hand post.

Aberdeen had their best period of the match after half-time and found the finishing touch from Fallon in the 58th minute.

The New Zealand striker controlled a stray clearance and struck a sublime volley from outside the box for the equaliser.

Hibernian then gained back control and found the winner through O'Connor five minutes from time through a clinical finish.

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