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Busy Transfer Window For Pat Fenlon



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

Hibs Move To Seventh With 3-1 Win Over Kilmarnock

Pat Fenlon’s make-shift team moved to seventh place in the SPL and ensured that they will be above city rivals Hearts at the end of the season with a fine 3-1 won over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park.

A first half goal from Scott Robertson and two late goals from Chesterfield bound Eoin Doyle secured the three points in the rearranged game, and the performances of the fringe players will have given Fenlon something to think about ahead of the Scottish Cup Final against Celtic on 26th May.

Fenlon made seven changes to the side that took the three points from Sunday’s Edinburgh Derby.

Goalkeeper Sean Murdoch was handed his first start for the club and teenage defender Jordon Forster retained his place in the centre of the back four whilst top goal scorer Leigh Griffiths dropped out completely.

Before kick-off there was a minute’s applause for Kilmarnock supporter James Haswell who collapsed during the original fixture and later died in hospital.

Hibs started brightly and took the lead in the 10th minutes when David Wotherspoon’s free kick was flicked on by Forster to Scott Robertson who knocked the ball into the net before he collided with Kilmarnock keeper Cameron Bell.

Hibs thought that they had doubled their lead when Robertson latched onto an Alan Maybury cross and hammered the ball into the far corner of the net only to have his effort chalked off for handball.

Just before the break, Eoin Doyle was unlucky with a header from a David Wotherspoon cross which went narrowly past the post.

Kilmarnock started the second half in determined fashion and Murdoch did well to save an Ashcroft header before Jeroen Tesselaar went close from the edge of the box.

A few minutes later Kilmarnock equalised with an Ashcroft header despite the attempts of Wotherspoon on the line.
Kilmarnock almost grabbed the lead when Borja Perez struck the post and Paul Heffernan hooked the rebound over the crossbar, but Hibs fought back and had the ball in the net but Doyle’s header was flagged offside.

The former Sligo Rovers striker had another opportunity on 74 minutes when Alex Harris picked him out just inside the penalty area but his header went just past the post.

With time running out, Hibs grabbed the lead as Harris sent a fantastic low cross into the danger area which Doyle knocked into the net.

In time added on, Ryan McGivern won a header in the box from a corner and the ball found Doyle who hammered in a half volley from 12 yards to secure the points.

Kilmarnock: Bell, Tesselaar, Barbour (Fowler 33′), Ashcroft, O’Hara, Clingan, Ibrahim (Perez 55′), Slater (Sheridan 70′), Heffernan, McKenzie, Johnstone. Substitutes not used: Jaakkola, Hay, Gross, Boyd.

Hibs: Murdoch, Hanlon, Maybury, Forster, Deegan (McGivern 73′), Wotherspoon (Harris 63′), Stevenson, Robertson, Thomson (Horribine 63′), Doyle, Handling. Substitutes not used: Grant, Donaldson, Done, Caldwell.

Referee: Craig Charleston.
Attendance: 3,198.

Honours Even in Six Goal Thriller at Easter Road

leigh griffiths Hibs and St Mirren shared the spoils in a six goal thriller at Easter Road this afternoon.

Manager Pat Fenlon made three changes to the side that were held at home to Aberdeen last Monday with Alan Maybury, Ryan McGivern and Jorge Claros all returning to the starting line-up, replacing Tim Clancy, Lewis Stevenson and Kevin Thomson. Continue reading

No Goals at Easter Road Despite Hibs’ Domination

Hibs-Bottle-Green-Strip-2012-13 Two superb saves from Aberdeen keeper Jamie Langfield denied Hibs a winning start to the post-split fixtures in a hard fought encounter at Easter Road last night.

Pat Fenlon made four changes to the team who started at Hampden last weekend, with Lewis Stevenson, Danny Handling, Eoin Doyle and Tom Taiwo replacing Ryan McGivern, Scott Robertson, Paul Cairney and Jorge Claros.

The game kicked off in front of a poor crowd, considering that the club had reached their second successive cup finals and that an incentive of being allowed to buy two tickets was on offer for supports who paid at the gate Continue reading

Fenlon Says Sorry To Fans As Stokes Sets Up All Green Final

Hibs fans went from despair to anger to hope then finally delirium during a pulsating 120 minutes of football in the ultimate ‘game of two halves’ at Hampden Park yesterday.

Twenty four years ago, at the same stage, Hibs lost three goals in the first 30 minutes against Celtic, with a teenage Stevie Fulton the architect of their downfall. This time it was his son Jay who caused the problems, but unlike Alex Miller’s team, Pat Fenlon’s men fought back in dramatic style to clinch a place in next month’s final. Continue reading

Fenlon’s Men In Dramatic Fightback To Reach Final

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Pat Fenlon’s men will be back at Hampden in May after a sensational comeback against First Division side Falkirk in the William Hill Scottish Cup semi-final at Hampden today.

Three goals down in 30 minutes, Hibs were loudly booed off the park at half time, but the players responded with a fantastic second half performance to take the game to extra time before Leigh Griffiths sealed the win with a stunning 30 yard drive near the end. Continue reading

Fenlon’s Surprise that Doyle Chose Chesterfield over Hibs

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Hibs’ boss Pat Fenlon has expressed his surprise that former Sligo Rovers striker Eoin Doyle has rejected the offer of a new contract to ply his trade in League Two in England rather than the SPL.

Speaking at the weekly press conference, Fenlon said: “Eoin’s decided that he wants to join Chesterfield, so we just have to get on with that as well. We are disappointed, we offered him a contract but he didn’t want to stay. When you see him playing, his effort and attitude is top class so I’ve no concerns in relation to that, but he’s made his decision and we have to move on.” Continue reading