Goals from Jamie Gullan and Olly Shaw were enough for Hibs to see off Dundee at Dens Park. This was the second meeting of the sides this season, after their 2-2 draw in the second game of the Development League. Dundee were looking to end a run of five straight defeats but came up against a strong Hibs side and saw their Scottish Cup run brought to an abrupt end.
A lively opening saw both sides hit the woodwork inside the opening five minutes. Dundee’s Mark Smith headed Josh Skelly’s cross against the Hibs crossbar before a volley from Hibs Ryan Porteous came off the post.
The Dee’s had a golden chance to open the scoring after 18 minutes. Connor Coupe’s low cutback landed at the feet of Josh Skelly, but the winger scuffed his shot, and the ball fell kindly for Hibs keeper Patrick Martin.
The visitors made the breakthrough after 26 minutes. Jamie Gullan collected the ball 20 yards from goal and jinked his way into the box, beating two Dundee defenders in the process, before calmly slotting the ball past Kyle Gourlay.
The Hibs man nearly doubled his sides advantage eight minutes later. The winger's free kick curled just wide of the post.
Dundee continued to press forward in search of an equaliser but failed to test Patrick Martin in the Hibs goal as the Edinburgh side went in to the break one goal to the good.