Hibs: Your Views

James Conn, Albion Place: "This team has been waiting all season to dish out a drubbing to one of our opponents. The team have gained confidence in abundance and it has been built on by John Hughes' latest signing of, at last, a goalkeeper who is capable.

"Graeme Smith starred, especially in the first half with two great saves. Once we had weathered the storm from the ex-Hibs player Mickael Antoine-Curier, we were simply scintillating going forward. Liam Miller and Kevin McBride were back in place and they conducted the team. Balls were getting passed with great pace and precision and this simply cut the Hamilton defence to bits.

"We scored three great goals and could even have been four up at half time but we didn't relax when the second half started, Riordan and Stokes both adding another one each as we went nap for the first time since we won the CIS cup in 2007.

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"The referee had one bad moment as he stopped the play just as Stokes was played through and, with his confidence high, he would surely have scored his hat-trick. Man of the match would be a close-run competition between Stokes, Riordan, Wotherspoon and Miller but, for his goals, I will present it to Stokes.

Alan Douglas, Southside: "Give me that performance any day of the week. We were given five great goals which could have been seven or eight as we clicked and played the best match for years.

"We were entertained with some wonderful play as at last we clicked. This was against a team that Rangers toiled to beat in the last three games but Hibs were so far in front of Hamilton it shows what we can do when we get it together.

"We were treated to a goal feast but Riordan had one chalked off for offside before Colin Nish stroked the ball home from 16 yards to start the rout. It was then that Stokes showed his class as he muscled through the defence to absolutely hammer the ball home from 18 yards.

"Not to be outdone, under- pressure Derek Riordan was on hand to tuck the ball home after Stokes saw his clever chip rebound off the bar.

"The second half was minutes old when Riordan showed his strike partner how to take a free kick when, with typical swagger, he bulleted home over the wall from 20 yards. Stokes then replied with the fifth goal as he took advantage of slackness in the Accies defence to score his second and Hibs' fifth.

"A flurry of substitutions interrupted the play and we lost a soft goal but we played out the game still creating chances but sadly didn't add to our tally.

"My man of the match was Anthony Stokes. He held up play, expertly producing little flicks to set moves going and linked up with Miller and McBride in midfield. He also got two goals. The officials weren't taxed. One or two decisions could have gone either way but Saturday was all about Hibs and it was a pleasure to pay to watch."