Monday, January 19, 2009

Mixed Fortunes for Hibs

Hibs got back to winning ways on Saturday with a hard fought 2-0 win over St Miren at Easter Road.

Rob Jones scored Hibs first heading in a corner in the first half and Derek Riordan curled in the second from 20 yards with ten minutes to go. The second goal calmed the nerves as St Mirren had laid seige to the Hibs goal for twenty minutes leading up to Riordans strike.

This game was an improvement from the two derbies played either side of new year, there was a bit more movement and confidence about Hibs play although all credit to St Mirren who came with no fear on the back of a six match unbeaten run.

Hibs created the better openings and should have been comfortable before St Mirren changed to a more attack minded formation midway through the second half.

These three points helped put a smile back on the Hibs fans faces following a 0-0 draw against Hearts in the SPL folowed by a 2-0 home defeat to Hearts in the cup. Both Derbies were very poor affairs with a distinct lack of quality on show.

In the cup defeat Steven Fletcher of Hibs was sent off for a late tackle after 30 minutes, it was a soft decision from the referee and one Hibs cuold not recover from. Hearts scored in each half to cruise home comfortably.

Next up for Hibs is Celtic away. Celtic suffered a 4-2 loss to Aberdeen this weekend so will be hurting, generally the worst time to play them.


  1. Well the win (at last) certainly put a smile on my face !

    True, it will be a difficult match against Celtic, but no doubt Mixu will show the players the replay of the last time the two met when Hibs beat Celtic 2-0 !!

    Yours truly is all set to attend the next home match against Motherwell. I'm sure Hibbie Kanka will allow me to be 'guest' reporter for that match ??!!

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