Monday, December 15, 2008

Hibs 2-0 Hamilton

Another good performance from Hibs against a spirited Hamilton team looking to improve on a 7-1 hammering from Rangers last weekend.

A goal in each half was enough to secure the three points, Riordan and Jones got the goals. Riordan who came off the bench after Fletcher was crudely slammed on the half way line, tapped in an Ian Murry cross on about 40 minutes. Jones headed Hibs second just before the end.

It was a game Hibs made much harder than it should have been, the old combination of posts and bad finishing meant Hamilton always had something to chase.

Hamilton actually came out in the second half in a much more determined mood after spending the first half happy to allow Hibs the majority of possession. Ironically Hibs first goal came after Hamilton dared to go forward and apply a bit of pressure. A corner from Hamilton was cleared by the Hibs defence and within seconds Hibs had turned defence into attack and gone one up.

A long range effort from Hamilton that cracked of the underside was the closest they came to scoring.

Hibs missed a few chances near the end, the Derek Riordan of old would have walked away with a hatrick.

Still another good three points that helps to stretch the league a little bit more. A trip through to Glasgow to play the blue half of Scotlands shame next on the agenda for Hibs.

1 comment:

  1. Let's play 4-3-3 next week against the Huns and put pressure on the Big Two.

    Well done Hibs, and that UEFA Cup spot is still well in sight !