Football - Griffiths fires Hibs to victory

Leigh Griffiths was the Hibernian hero again after his hat-trick in a 4-2 win against Kilmarnock sent the Leith men bouncing happily into the semi-finals of the William Hill Scottish Cup.

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Leigh Griffiths claimed a hat trick as Hibs beat Kilmarnock

In a pulsating match at Rugby Park, Griffiths opened the scoring in the 15th minute only for James Dayton to equalise.

Matt Done restored Hibs' lead in the 39th minute before Paul Heffernan slammed in a penalty to level again. But Griffiths was not to be denied as he notched twice more, the second from the spot, with Killie ending the match with 10 men after defender Ross Barbour was sent off late on for a tug on the on-loan Wolves player at the edge of the box.

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