Its taken four games but Hibs have finally got a win under their belt, a 3-1 win over Motherwell lifted Hibs to the middle of the SPL and with other results going in their favour Hibs are only three points from the top. This was a must win game as Hibs visit Celtic next weekend, obviously it will be a hard game but if we can keep our game at the same level a good result is not beyond us.
Both the Morrocans were on from the start on Saturday with Zemmama looking very good, some would say almost too good for Hibs but we will see if he can maintain the good form. Benji the other Morrocan import scored the first after good work from Scott Brown, he calmly rounded the keeper before tapping in. The second was scored by Scott Brown as he picked up on a outragious back heel from Zemmama before driving through the Motherwell defence, he still had an accute angle to negociate but managed easily. The third came from big Rob Jones who always causes problems at set pieces, this time a free header at a corner will not have impressed the Motherwell manager. Hibs were in such a good mood by now they gifted a consolation goal to Motherwell in injury time, Scott Brown was subjected to a verbal assault from Rob Jones for robbing the defence of a clean sheet. As Jones is 6 ft 7 in I doubt Brown will mess around in the Hibs box tomorrow night when Hibs take on Peterhead in the League cup.
It was a good display from Hibs who should have scored more but the three points were the main priority. There was a debut for Shelton Martis a Dutch central defender, he looked good in the air and fast on the ground. For the first time in years Hibs look to have a strong defence, time will tell. The other SPL scores were as follows:
Rangers 2-0 Hearts
Inverness 1-1 Celtic
Falkirk 1-2 Kilmarnock
Dundee Utd 0-0 Dunfermline
St Mirren 1-1 Aberdeen
The mini hibbee kankas football kicked off this weekend, Eski Kankas home town team of North Berwick came calling at AC Oxgangs door and left with a very fortunate point. If Sir Eski Kanka wants to follow North Berwick Under 14s there is a web site for Eastern Region Youth Football.