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Brave Hibs Lose Out To Rangers In Playoff Semi Final

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Despite dominating throughout and creating chance after chance, Hibs were unable to claw back the two goals required to take the play-off semi final to extra time, and they will spend next season in the Scottish Championship.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting XI that lost 2-0 in the first leg at Ibrox on Wednesday with Dylan McGeouch replacing Scott Robertson who dropped down to the bench. Continue reading

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Ibrox Defeat Leaves Hibs With Mountain To Climb

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Hibs hopes of promotion hang by a thread after losing 2-0 to Rangers at Ibrox tonight in the 1st leg of the play-off semi-finals.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that beat Falkirk 18 days ago, with David Gray replacing the injured Fraser Forster and Fraser Fyvie taking over from Martin Boyle.

Since then, the Hibs players have had a week’s training session in Spain whilst Rangers have had two tough games at Palmerston and Ibrox. Continue reading

Hibs Finish Second After Falkirk Win

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Hibs ended the season in style with a comprehensive 3-0 win over Falkirk this afternoon. Goals from Martin Boyle, Jason Cummings (pictured) and Dominique Malonga secured second place in the Championship and Hibs now await the winners of Queen of the South and Rangers in the play-off semi final in eighteen days time.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs kept faith with the starting XI that beat Alloa athletic at Easter Road last Saturday but was able to include David Gray on the bench after his early return from injury.

Hibs went into the game knowing that a victory would be enough to stay ahead of third placed Rangers who faced Hearts at Tynecastle, and grabbed an early lead when Scott Allan sent a superb through ball into the path of Boyle who slotted the ball into the bottom corner of the net.

Boyle almost added a second two minutes later when he charged through on goal but Jamie MacDonald did well to clear the ball.

Falkirk then applied some pressure and there was some nerves amongst the large travelling support when the news came in that Rangers had taken the lead and then added a second against Hearts.

Within a minute however Hibs doubled their advantage when Allan picked out Cummings and the youngster calmly rounded the keeper and tapped the ball into the net from three yards.

Just after the break Jordon Forster picked up an ankle injury and was replaced by Gray.

The game then became ill-tempered and Malonga was booked for a late challenge on McCracken. Ex Hibs midfielder Tom Taiwo then left Boyle lying on the turf with a solid challenge and the goalscorer was forced to leave the pitch to be replaced by Sam Stanton.

With 12 minutes remaining Hibs wrapped things up after breaking out from a Falkirk corner. Cummings won possession and sent an inch perfect through ball into the path of Malonga who coolly slotted the ball past MacDonald sparking jubilation from the Hibs fans behind the goal.

In the 84th minute Fraser Fyvie replaced Cummings who left the field to a standing ovation.

The news that Hearts had scored two late goals was irrelevant.

Falkirk: MacDonald, Duffie, McCracken, Grant, Dick, Kerr, Vaulks, Taiwo, Alston, Sibbald, Baird. Subs: Muirhead, Smith, Bowman, Cooper, Blair, Shepherd, Morgan.

Hibs: Oxley, Forster, Hanlon, Fontaine, Stevenson, Robertson, Craig, Alan, Boyle, Malonga, Cummings. Subs: Cerny, Stanton, El Alagui, Gray, Martin, Fyvie.

Attendance: 7672

Photo by John Preece

Hibs move to within one point of Rangers in race for second place

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Hibs moved to within one point of Rangers in the Championship with a comfortable 3-1 win over Livingston at the Energy Assets Arena tonight.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made one change to the starting XI that lost to Falkirk in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Saturday with Martin Boyle replacing the suspended Scott Allan.

Former Hibs’ defender Brad Donaldson started for Livingston. Continue reading

Hibs Leapfrog Rangers With Dumbarton Win

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Hibs returned to their winning ways with a hard fought 2-1 win over Dumbarton at the Bet Butler Stadium tonight.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made four changes to the starting XI that lost to Queen of the South on Saturday, with Jordon Forster replacing the injured Keith Watson, skipper Liam Craig taking over from Fraser Fyvie, Martin Boyle replacing Sam Stanton and Farid El Alagui making his first start since returning from injury in place of Dominique Malonga who scored a hat trick the last time Hibs visited Dumbarton. Continue reading

Rangers End Hibs’ Eight Match Winning Run

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Hibs’ eight match winning run came to an end with a 2-0 defeat to Rangers at Easter Road this afternoon.

Goals from Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller closed the gap to three points in the battle for second place in the Championship with the Glasgow side having a game in hand.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that beat Cowdenbeath last Saturday with Paul Hanlon replacing Keith Watson whilst Dominique Malonga took over from the injured Jason Cummings.

Hibs started brightly and Liam Fontaine almost grabbed an early opener after a fantastic cross from Dylan McGeouch, but the big defender’s header went inches past the post. Continue reading

Hibs Consolidate Second Place With 2-0 Win Over Cowdenbeath

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Hibs moved seven points clear of Rangers into second place in the Championship with a two-nil win over Cowdenbeath at Central Park this afternoon, extending their unbeaten run to 15 games.

Goals from Fraser Fyvie and Jason Cummings secured the three points and Hibs go into next Sunday’s clash with Rangers knowing that a win would go a long way to ensuring that they finish the season in second place.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made three changes to the starting XI that beat Livingston on Wednesday night as David Gray, Scott Allan and Dylan McGeouch all returned to the starting XI, whilst Paul Hanlon, Martin Boyle and Liam Craig dropped down to the bench. Continue reading