Monday, April 07, 2008

Hibs 2-0 St Mirren

Hibs got back to winning ways on Saturday with a two goal win over St Mirren. This was an important win as Hibs had lost the previous two matches to Rangers (1-0) and Motherwell (also 1-0).

Hibs took only four minutes to score their first goal when Colin Nish chipped the keeper after a poor clearance. Sixty seconds later Hibs were two up when Zemama fired in a shot from 30 yards, surely a contender for goal of the season.

Hibs created a couple more decent chances but the game then dropped in tempo as Hibs sat on their lead and St Mirren laboured without really creating much in the way of chances.

The second half never really sparked into life untill the last twenty minutes when St Mirren finally started putting pressure on the Hibs defence. By the end of the match the Hibs keeper had pulled of four outstanding saves which prevented a nervous end to a low key encounter.

The three points keeps Hibs in the hunt for the UEFA cup place, they are now two points behind Motherwell and level with Dundee Utd.

The SPL now slits into two sections with the top six playing against each other and the bottom six doing likewise.

Hibbee Kanka

1 comment:

  1. I have to (reluctantly) congratulate Motherwell on beating Celtic at Celtic Park last weekend.

    Motherwell have 2 games in hand over Hibs and so they are well and truly in the driving seat.

    Motherwell can only lose it - their destiny is in their own hands for that UEFA Cup slot.

    However, in footie we never ever say never !!!