Sunday, August 31, 2008

Two Defeats for Hibs

Following on from being knocked out of the cup by Morton on Tuesday, Hibs then lost at home to Motherwell in the league by a goal to nil.

Tuesdays defeat came from Morton after extra time when Hibs let a 3-2 lead slip in the last five minutes. There was a bit of dismay from Hibs surrounding the referees decision to award Morton a penalty (third goal)and then the free kick which lead to the winner. At the end of the day Hibs should be able to beat a first division side over 90 minutes.

Saturdays defeat from Motherwell was a tight affair, the match looked to be heading for a 0-0 draw as both teams were cancelling each other out. Both sides were trying to play an attractive style of football but lacked a bit of guile when heading into the last third of the pitch.

Hibs had a goal chalked off for offside just before halftime, it was a very tight decision but I have not seen it played back to now if it was correct.

Just as the game appeared to be heading for a scoreless draw there was a scramble in the Hibs penalty box and John Sutton took advantage to net the winner.

There are stories going about Edinburgh that Hibs are about to sign Derek Riordan back from Celtic. Deek played for Hibs up until 2006 when he followed the well worn path along the M8 to Glasgow. After falling out with the Celtic manager he has not figured in the Celtic first team. I think this would be a good signing for Hibs as our strikers are failing to convert the chances created.

Until we hear good news about Riordan it is back to being depressed for the Hibees.

1 comment:

  1. Depression in Edinburgh and Ankara boo hoo hoo.

    Thank God there is no league footie this weekend !