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They are particularly strong on their
own ground at Easter Road, Edinburgh
where they have been beaten only once
this season and conceded but two goals.
So we are under no illusion about the
task which confronts us in the second
leg. A good lead tonight will ease it

in the last round of the Fairs Cup they
put up at renmrkitblc performance to
beat Naples. Down 4-1 in the first leg
their cause looked hopeless but at Easter
Road they played the Italians off the
pitch to win 5-0 and take the round on
a 6-4 aggregate. There have been few
such dramatic turnabouts in the history
of the competition. In the first leg Hibs
heat the Portugese side, Porto, on a 4-3
aggregate, winning 3-0 at home and
losing 3-1 away


Last Wednesday’s victory over Stoke
City means we keep up our double cup
drive with the prospects of making it a
three pronged one when the RA. Cup
campaign begins in the New Year.
Thanks to an excellent start which put
us a couple of goals up in the first 15
minutes through Billy Bremner and Pete
Lorimer, who hit his 22nd of the season
so far, we always held most of the cards
and Stoke once again had to retire beaten
at Elland Road.

Victory over Derby County in the two-
legged semi·final will not be easy. Derby
are a greatly improved side this season
even if they have not quite fulfilled
their early promise but without falling
into the error of counting our chickens
before they are hatched our prospects
of reaching the Wembley final of the
Football League Cup on March 2nd
must be bright.

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