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Archive for the ‘ Hibernian ’ Category

Hibs Triumph After Nine Goal Thriller

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Hibs came out on top today after a nine goal thriller which included a hat trick from striker Dominique Malonga against Ian Murray’s Dumbarton at the Bet Butler Stadium.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs was able to select an experienced side compare to last week thanks to the return of injured duo Mark Oxley and Scott Robertson as well as the new Conga internationalist Malonga.

There was little indication of the goal fest to come in the first quarter which, although Hibs dominated, they were unable to pierce the ‘Sons defence.

The breakthrough eventually arrived in the 22nd minute after some great interplay which ended with Scott Allan firing home from just inside the box. Continue reading

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Stalemate As Hibs Held By Queen of the South

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Hibs passed up a chance to move into third place in the Championship this afternoon when they were held to a 0-0 draw by Queen of the South.

Alan Stubbs was forced into making a number of changes with Mark Oxley, Dylan McGeough and Scott Robertson all missing through injury and Dominique Malonga away on international duty.

Matt Kennedy, watched by Everton manager Roberto Martinez and Alex Harris both started with Jake Sinclair returning to the bench. Continue reading

Hibs Consolidate Playoff Spot With Valuable Win Over Cowdenbeath

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First half goals from Paul Hanlon and Jason Cummings were enough to secure the three points against Cowdenbeath at Central Park this afternoon.

Despite an injury to keeper Mark Oxley, who had to be replaced at half time by youngster Kleton Perntreou and although the ‘Blue Brazil’ pulled one goal back, Hibs held on for the well-deserved victory.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made no changes to the team who received a standing ovation from the Hibs’ fans despite losing on penalties to high flying Dundee United in the League Cup quarter finals last week.

Dylan McGeough who missed that game due to a suspension did not make the squad due to an injury whilst midweek hat trick hero Jake Sinclair made the bench. Continue reading

Late Wonder Goal Denies Hibs A Deserved Derby Win

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A 40 yard wonder goal from Hearts’ Turkish defender Alim Ozturk deep into stoppage time secured a valuable point for the league leaders in a hard fought Edinburgh derby this afternoon at Easter Road.

Hibs had taken the lead in the first half through Dominique Malonga and had chances to wrap the game up, but typically Hearts’ never say die attitude ensured their unbeaten record continues.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting line up who hammered Livingston last weekend with Liam Fontaine returning to the team in place of Callum Booth. Continue reading

Hibs Up To Fourth After Comfortable Win Over Livingston

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Hibs recorded their biggest league win in over two years this afternoon by comprehensively beating Livingston 4-0 at the Energy Assets Arena.

Goals from Dominique Malonga, Danny Handling , Dylan McGeough and Paul Heffernan ensured the three points headed to Easter Road and as an added bonus, Alan Stubbs’ men are now in the play off position.

Stubbs was forced to play Callum Booth in the centre of the defence alongside Paul Hanlon after normal first choice Jordon Forster called off due to an injury. Continue reading

Referee’s Blunder Costs Hibs Two Points

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A combination of fine goalkeeping from Republic of Ireland youngster Danny Rogers and some atrocious refereeing prevented Hibs taking all three points this afternoon against Dumbarton at Easter Road.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI who drew with Raith Rovers last Saturday, with David Gray returning from injury replacing Callum Booth and Dylan McGeouch taking over from Scott Allan.

Jason Cummings, Liam Craig and David Gray all went close in the early stages before Mark Oxley was called into action to save a fine strike from Jordan Kirkpatrick. Continue reading

Hibs Drop Another Two Points In Promotion Race

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On form Hibs had to settle for one point against Raith Rovers at Easter Road this afternoon after a goal from former Hearts’ striker Christian Nade cancelled out Scott Robertson’s first half effort.

Alan Stubbs’ men dominated the first half and created numerous chances but had to be content with a one goal lead, but Rovers responded well and were well worth a share of the points.

Stubbs made one change to the starting XI who performed so well at Ibrox in midweek with Callum Booth replacing the injured David Gray resulting in the versatile Lewis Stevenson moving to right wing back. Continue reading

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