Posts Tagged ‘ Scottish Championship ’

Cummings’ Hat Trick Not Enough To Secure Hibs’ Victory

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A Jason Cummings’ hat trick was not enough to secure a victory against Falkirk at Easter Road this afternoon as the Bairns came back from 3-1 down at half time to grab a share of the points.

Alan Stubbs made three changes to the starting XI that drew with Hearts last Saturday. Dominique Malonga who is away on international duty was replaced by Martin Boyle whilst David Gray who is out through injury was replaced by Callum Booth who took over the right-back role. Dylan McGeouch replaced Danny Handling in midfield. Continue reading

Magnificent Hibs Thrash Rangers 4-0

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Hibs moved to within four points of Rangers with a sensational four-nil victory over the Glasgow giants at Easter Road this afternoon.

The scoreline was Hibs’ biggest winning margin over Rangers for over seventy three years, and the first time they have managed to score four in over fifty years.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs selected his usual starting XI with David Gray playing with a niggling groin injury which will soon require an operation. Continue reading

Hibs Move Up To Third With Win Over Raith Rovers

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Hibs leapfrogged Queen of the South to move into third place in the Championship this afternoon thanks to a 3-1 win away to Raith Rovers.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs kept faith with the starting XI who beat Alloa Athletic last week and the large travelling support were delighted to see David Gray recover from the knock which saw him leave the field early.

Hibs started brightly and Dominique Malonga went close after four then Danny Handling’s shot was parried by McGurn in the Raith goal. Continue reading

Last Minute Goal Ends Hibs’ Unbeaten Run

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A last minute David McCracken goal ended Hibs’ eight match unbeaten run in the Championship this afternoon in the Falkirk Stadium.

Hibs’ head coach Alan Stubbs made two enforced changes, with Paul Heffernan replacing the suspended Dominique Malonga whilst midweek hat-trick hero Sam Stanton took over from skipper Liam Craig who was injured during last week’s Scottish Cup win over Alloa Athletic. Continue reading

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

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