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Posts Tagged ‘ David Wotherspoon ’

Hibs Finish Season In Bottom Six After Dismal Day In Perth

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Hibs’ hopes of a top six finish vanished yesterday with a two goal defeat to St Johnstone in Perth.

As promised, manager Terry Butcher made several changes to his starting line up following last weekend’s defeat against Partick Thistle.

Goalkeeper Ben Williams missed the game to attend the birth of his child, whilst Duncan Watmore and Paul Hanlon both dropped out through injury. Continue reading

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Hibs Come From Behind To Beat St Johnstone

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Hibs came from behind to secure a valuable victory against St Johnstone in Perth today, and significantly, the goals came from new striking partners Paul Heffernan and James Collins, their first for the club.

Manager Pat Fenlon made four changes to the side that drew 0-0 with Ross County last week, with Kevin Thomson returning from suspension, and Paul Heffernan making his first start.  Player coach Alan Maybury took the right back spot from Lewis Stevenson who moved to his natural position on the left, replacing the injured Ryan McGivern. Continue reading

Busy Transfer Window For Pat Fenlon

 

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It’s been a busy summer period for Pat Fenlon, with an incredible 26 players leaving or arriving at the club.

Of last year’s squad, fans’ favourite Leigh Griffiths returned to parent club Wolverhampton Wanderers where he has since signed a contract extension after making an impressive start to the season, whilst striking partner Eoin Doyle has joined Chesterfield. Continue reading

No Happy Birthday For Pat Fenlon as Hibs lose 4-1 to Motherwell

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There would be no happy birthday for Pat Fenlon as Hibs hopes of a top six finish took a major setback at Fir Park tonight when Motherwell fought back from a goal down to win 4-1.

Fenlon kept faith with the starting eleven who were unlucky not to win the Edinburgh derby on Sunday, meaning still no place for Tim Clancy who is recovering from injury while new signing Kevin Thomson had to settle for a place on the bench. Continue reading

Referee’s Blunder Costs Hibs Derby Win

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Once again, refereeing incompetence has cost Hibs vital points in the fight for a top six place.

Two weeks ago, a poor decision gave Dundee United an undeserved share of the points when Ryan McGivern was wrongly adjudged to have brought down Gary McKay Steven’s inside the penalty box, when it was clear that the infringement took place well outside. Last week, Kilmarnock were awarded a penalty when Lewis Stevenson was penalised for bringing down Paul Heffernan although TV replays showed no contact, but both decisions paled into insignificance compared to today’s howler. Continue reading

Hibs to face Falkirk in Scottish Cup Semi-Final

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Hibs will face Falkirk at Hampden Park in the semi-final of the William Hill Scottish Cup, with the game taking place on either Saturday 13 or Sunday 14 April.

The draw was made live on Sky Sports News by former Nottingham Forest and Scotland winger and Celtic assistant manager John Robertson and Lucy Carter, Head of Branch at William Hill with SFA President Campbell Ogilvie presiding.

This will be Pat Fenlon’s second consecutive semi-final in the tournament which Hibs haven’t won since Dan McMichael’s side beat Celtic 1-0 at Parkhead.

Since then, Hibs have appeared in nine finals, losing them all, although two went to replays; in 1914 they lost 4-1 to Celtic after drawing 0-0 in the first game and in 1979, they lost 3-2 to Rangers after two goalless draws.

Their last appearance was of course the disastrous 5-1 defeat to near neighbours Hearts on 19 May and everyone at Easter Road is determined to wipe away that memory.

The Easter Road men have earned their place, defeating three SPL teams en route. Cup holders Hearts were first to fall thanks to a David Wotherspoon goal in front of a packed Easter Road in December.

Aberdeen were next after a wonder goal by Dubliner Gary Deegan, which won the Sky Sports goal of the week competition, saw them through to the quarter final, although it took a Ben Williams’ penalty save to prevent a replay.

Yesterday at Rugby Park, Leigh Griffiths scored his first ever professional hat-trick and made another for Matt Done, as Hibs saw off Kilmarnock 4-2.

The other semi-final will feature Dundee United v Celtic.

The final will take place on Sunday 26 May.

Points Shared In Dramatic Finish At Easter Road

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A dramatic finish including three goals in a four minute spell saw the points shared in a hard fought encounter between Hibs and Kilmarnock at Easter Road last night.

Pat Fenlon made one change to the starting line-up after Paul Hanlon picked up an injury in training. Ryan McGivern took over in the centre of the defence with Lewis Stevenson returning to left back and Alan Maybury taking over the right back spot. Continue reading

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