Iain Davidson was afforded one final outing in the dark blue of Raith Rovers as Hibernian ran out 3-1 winners in the veteran’s testimonial match.
Davidson, now on the books of Brechin City, played 25 minutes — being suitably tested against a sharp Hibees outfit — before he was replaced by Christophe Berra in the heart of defence.
The 37-year-old was afforded a rousing reception from the fans in Kirkcaldy in recognition of racking up 507 games over two spells with the Rovers — third in the club’s all-time appearance list — and his legendary status at Stark’s Park is assured.
The former Dundee stopper was then presented with a commemorative trophy at half-time.
There’s was rather less to celebrate on the pitch for John McGlynn’s men as Hibs ran riot in the opening half-hour.
Fresh from a 2-1 win over Arsenal on Tuesday evening, Hibs took just three minutes to claim the lead as Ryan Porteous thundered home a towering header from a Kyle Magennis delivery.
However, Nisbet would soon strike against old employers, lashing home a splendid volley from 12 yards following a super, whipped Martin Boyle delivery.
Rovers reduced arrears before the break when Aidan Connolly pounced on a Paul Hanlon error before firing home from close-range.
That would not, however, spark a remarkable recovery and there was no change to the scoreline during a second period regularly interrupted by substitutions and played in draining heat.