Thursday 18 January 2018

Hibs put Fenlon Hearts failure in focus

Daniel McDonnell

Daniel McDonnell

IF Hibernian had enjoyed better results against Hearts when Pat Fenlon was manager, there's every chance the Dubliner would still be in the job.

From the Scottish Cup final loss in his first season to a pair of defeats at the start of this campaign, Fenlon suffered bruising defeats against the Jambos that checked positive momentum.

A penny, then, for Fenlon's thoughts as Hibs triumphed in last Thursday's Edinburgh derby. Two of his summer signings, James Collins and Liam Craig, were on target in an eventful 2-1 success at a packed Easter Road.

Hibs were the better side, yet they also had a bit of luck at crucial periods with a dreadful penalty concession giving them the three points.

Fenlon undoubtedly made mistakes, but he could have done with similar fortune at the start of this campaign.

Irish Independent

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