Berwick Rangers manager Colin Cameron said he was proud of his players after watching them exit the Scottish Cup in the quarter-finals at Edinburgh against Hibernian.
“The lads have done extremely well,” he said after the 4-0 defeat, “and I am justifiably proud of their achievements in getting to this stage.
“The effort was there for everyone to see, but Hibs are a very good side and when they scored twice midway through the first half it naturally put us on the back foot.
“We had a chance to pull one back just before half time which might have given us a foothold in the game, and we started well in the second half, but the third and fourth goals killed us off.
“It was disappointing but Hibs are on a good run of form at the moment and they obviously went into the match as favourites.
“For us this was probably our cup final, it was the biggest game some of the lads have played in and I hope they enjoyed it.
“But now our cup run is over, we have made some money from the tie and we have to concentrate on our league form.
“The playoffs are looking more unlikely after our recent run of results, but we still have a chance and we have to take confidence from our experience in the cup and try and turn it to our advantage.
Hibs boss Alan Stubbs was full of praise for Berwick, claiming it was ‘their day.’
“They made it difficult for us at times,” he said, “but we were professional and the most important thing was to win through to the semi-finals, which is what we did.”
Former Hibernian player Lee Currie, who featured against his former club, said it was a big day for Berwick, but he was disappointed with the result.
“It would have been nice if we had managed to score a goal,” he said, “but Hibs are a good side.”