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Posts Tagged ‘ Queen of the South ’

Hibs Suffer Third Successive Defeat

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Hibs hopes of a second place finish in the Championship suffered another setback this afternoon losing 1-0 to promotion rivals Queen of the South, their third successive defeat.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that lost 2-1 to Raith Rovers last Saturday.

Paul Hanlon returned from injury and resumed his place in the centre of the defence with Keith Watson moving to right back following David Gray’s injury. Continue reading

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Hibs Move To Within Two Points Of Rangers

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Hibs moved to within two points of second placed Rangers thanks to a comfortable 2-0 victory over Queen of the South in Dumfries this afternoon.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs kept the same starting XI that beat Cowdenbeath 5-0 last weekend, but it was the home side who started brightly and dominated early possession. Continue reading

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

Dismal Hibs Lose To Queen Of The South

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Dismal Hibs are languishing near the foot of the Championship tonight after losing to Queen of the South for the first time in a league fixture in 50 years.

In a poor game with few chances created by either side, an Ian McShane goal in the first half secured the points for the managerless Doonhamers who remain fourth, five points clear of seventh-place Hibs.

Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI who beat Cowdenbeath last week, with new signings Dominique Malonga and Jake Sinclair replacing Paul Heffernan and Scott Allan.

On-loan Sinclair started brightly and threaded an inch perfect pass through for Matt Kennedy, who did well before his shot was easily saved by goalkeeper Zander Clark. Continue reading

Former Hibs Favourite Gerry Baker Dies Aged 75

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Hibernian FC have announced the sad news that former striker Gerry Baker has passed away aged 75 following a short illness.The news comes just over a month after the death of club legend Lawrie Reilly and Gerry took the time to travel to Edinburgh for the funeral although the two fans’ favourites never played in the same team. Continue reading

Fenlon’s disgust as Hibs crash out of League Cup

Pat Fenlon says he was disgusted by his players’ performance after the Easter Road men crashed out of the League Cup following a two-nil defeat to Queen of the South at Palmerston Park.

The unexpected result came after back to back league wins, and the travelling support turned up in  numbers confident of progressing in the tournament.

The former Bohs boss made four changes to the starting line-up, bringing back forgotten men Pa Kujabi, Callum Booth and Sean O’Hanlon, replacing Alan Maybury, David Wotherspoon and captain James McPake. New signing Shefki Kuqi made his starting debut, replacing the on-form Eoin Doyle up front.

Hibs started brightly and should have taken an early lead with Leigh Griffiths hit the bar from point blank range, but it was the home side who struck first on 12 minutes.

Chris Mitchell released Daniel Carmichael who fired in a low cross which Clark steered home past Ben Williams at the near post.

Queen of the South nearly doubled their lead when Clark fired just wide from the edge of the box, but Hibs fought back as Griffiths beat the offside trap but his shot missed the target.

Just before the break Queens went two goals up after substitute Gavin Reilly sent a diving header into the net from a Carmichael cross.

Alan Maybury and David Wotherspoon, replaced Pa Kujabi and Callum Booth, for the second half as Hibs tried desperately to get back into the game.

A Griffiths’ free kick was well saved by Robinson and from the resulting corner, the ball fell to Gary Deegan, however he hit his effort past the post.

A long throw from Clancy was flicked on to Griffiths, but the Hibs frontman blasted over from 18 yards.

As time was running out, a dangerous cross from substitute Doyle was met by Wotherspoon, but his header was easily saved by the Queens’ keeper.

After the final whistle, an angry Pat Fenlon said: “I’m disgusted by that performance. We have let ourselves down and let down a fair few supporters who have travelled a long way. It’s about attitude and application when you come to places like this. If you don’t apply yourselves properly you will get turned over. I told them that yesterday and I told them that today. All round the park, the application from their players was much better than us.”

Fenlon knows that the performance will have to improve on Saturday as his side take on champions Celtic at Parkhead.

Queen of the South: Robinson; Mitchell, Durnan, Higgins, Holt; Carmichael, Young, McKenna, Orsi; Carmichael; Lyle (Reilly), Clark (Gibson). Subs: Black, Johnston, Atkinson.

Hibernian: Williams; Clancy, O’Hanlon, Hanlon, Kujabi (Wotherspoon); Cairney, Claros, Deegan, Booth (Maybury); Kuqi (Doyle), Griffiths. Subs: Caldwell, Antell.

Attendance: 2,568

Photograph by http://www.jcmackintosh.co.uk

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