It’s all White for 10-man Thornton

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Lee White was Hibs’ hat-trick hero on Saturday as they deservedly won all three points at a sunny Craigie Park.

The Window Store man of the match scored his first with just three minutes on the clock when he raced onto Chris Ireland’s pass and shot low into the corner of the net from a narrow angle.

The Shipbuilders equalised in the 27th minute when Mark Rowbotham brought down David Salisbury in the box and Brian Scrimgeour tucked away his penalty.

In the 73rd minute, Hibs got a penalty of their own when John Paul Burns was impeded in the area by Ross McFarlane, but the normally reliable Adam Drummond slammed his spot kick off the crossbar.

A minute later things became more difficult for Thornton when Kris Maxwell was ordered off for speaking out of turn to the referee.

Despite this handicap, Hibs upped the ante and in 84th minute, White struck a screamer from 20 yards to put his team back in front.

With two minutes remaining, Liam Ivory burst clear before cutting the ball back to White whose first time strike from 15 yards gave Logie no chance.

Saturday’s win followed a disappointing 4-2 defeat to Newburgh last Tuesday in a match that saw Hibs reduced to nine men.