Biggest mistake today was tactically.
Yogi started with a 3-5-2 shape that looked to cut out playing through the midfield. This resulted in passing between the back three plus keeper before aiming long passes into the channels for Storey and Roberts to chase, hold up and allow the 'advanced' midfielders to get forward and support. Although this worked well for the first 10 minutes, winning several corners, it quickly went wrong as Hibs pressed us high up the pitch and stopped our back three having any kind of out ball. I have only ever seen us play this way once, away vs Partick Thistle last season where it didn't work, and it certainly didn't work today.
Tactic 1 (3-5-2):
Warren Devine Tremarco
Polworth Draper Williams
Worryingly, it took Yogi 70 minutes until he recognised change was needed. Credit where credit is due though, the subs changed the game for us and we looked much better thereafter. We moved to our favoured 4-2-3-1 and suddenly the defence had more time on the ball and could pick out shorter passes and play through Tansey and Draper. For example, Horner took a Hibs player away, creating room for Warren to move into who played a good pass into Mutombo in the build up to our goal.
Tactic 2 (4-2-3-1):
Horner Warren Devine Tremarco
Storey Mutombo Williams
In my view, we're very fortunate to still be in the cup but we'll take it. Theres a great chance for another cup final but Yogi needs to find a system that gets us looking more dangerous without opening up at the back too much. For me, Storey isn't the centre forward that we can use in a 4-2-3-1 and the sooner we get Fisher back fit, the better.