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Hibs Suffer Third Successive Defeat


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

Rangers End Hibs’ Eight Match Winning Run


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


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

Hibs Move Clear Of Rangers With Dramatic Livi Win


Hibs moved five points clear of Rangers in dramatic fashion tonight with a 2-1 win over Livingston at Easter Road tonight.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made four changes to the starting XI that beat Berwick Rangers on Sunday, with Keith Watson, Martin Boyle, Liam Craig and Franck Dja Djedje replacing David Gray, Scott Allan, Dylan McGeouch and Dominique Malonga.

The Easter Road side went into the game knowing that second place is now in their own hands following Rangers draw last night with Queen of the South which leaves them two points behind with a game in hand. Continue reading

Hibs Move Four Points Clear Of Rangers In Second Place


Hibs moved four points clear of Rangers in second place in the Championship today with a 1-0 victory over Alloa Athletic at a rain drenched Indodrill Stadium today.

Although the Easter Road side dominated possession throughout, it took a Scott Allan strike from a free kick midway through the first half to secure the victory.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs made two changes to the starting XI that defeated Dumbarton 3-0 at Easter Road last weekend with David Gray and Scott Allan returning and Liam Fontaine and Danny Handling moving to the bench.

Gray resumed the right back slot and Keith Watson, who performed so well in that position moved to the centre of defence alongside Paul Hanlon. Continue reading

Hibs Climb To Second With Comfortable Win Over Dumbarton


Hibs moved back into second place in the Championship with a comfortable 3-0 win over Dumbarton at Easter Road this afternoon.

Head Coach Alan Stubbs was forced to make several changes to his squad with captain Liam Craig suspended, midfield star Scott Allan ill and Sam Stanton unavailable with mumps although Lewis Stevenson was fit after picking up an injury against Rangers much to the relief of the programme editor as today’s edition celebrated his 250th appearance for the club.

Keith Watson returned to his favoured right back position after playing in a back three against Rangers, replacing vice-captain David Gray who was listed as a substitute. Continue reading

Cummings’ Hat Trick Not Enough To Secure Hibs’ Victory


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