Monday, December 08, 2008

Hibs 2-0 Celtic

A great three points for Hibs on Sunday when they scored two second half goals to beat Celtic two nil at Easter Road.

I don't think many Hibs fans dared hope for more than a point against Celtic as Hibs results so far have failed to instill confidence. Also Celtic had won twelve straight league games and were seven points clear at the top of the SPL.

Hibs had a pretty defensive set up and were happy to let Celtic have the bulk of the play. The tactic worked very well as Celtic failed to create many opportunities, in fact Hibs had the best chance of the first half after Fletcher rounded Boruc in the Celtic goal only to blast high and wide.

Hibs took the lead early in the second half when Rankin shot from about 40 yards. The ball swerved a bit but was straight at Boruc however a lack of concentration saw the ball hit the back of the net. It was a real howler and matched the one last year in this fixture that let Hibs win 3-2.

This stunned Celtic into a better period where they started carving out some half chances but it was Hibs who increased their lead on 70 mins.

Some wonderful inter play between O'Brian, Fletcher and Nish saw O'Brian sent through on the keeper. O'Brian rounded Boruc, crossed for Rankin whose shot was directed into the net by Nish.

Celtic continued to press looking for a way back into the game but Hibs held onto their two goal lead quite comfortably.

That is two wins and two draws in the last four games for Hibs. Time to try and build on the good form and pick up more points against Hamilton next week.

1 comment:

  1. Great report Hibbie Kanka and, more importantly, upbeat at last !

    If you read my '5 Minutes Storm' post you will have seen that we reserved the biggest cheer of the night when the score came through !

    I think we can start thinking seriously about the UEFA Cup again. Don't you ?