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Hibs Score through Paterson

Eddie Turnsbulls Page

Hibs last three matches have enabled us to gain a
two-goal lead over our Swedish opponents in liurope
and to collect three away points in the Premier
League. and 1 would say that represents reasonable
It is true that against Oesters we might have
scored more goals on pressure but they were pushed
back into their own penalty area and defended
stoutly. However. I am not dissatisfied with the first-
leg lead and it will take three to beat us.
Last Saturday’s win at Ayr was hard earned in a
game of three penalties. United were given two spot
kicks and Mike McDonald saved the second one at
an important stage of the game.
This was a clour. fighting performance. with l-libs
taking a powerful grip in the final 15 minutes.
It was the same type of contest at Kilmarnock
with more concentration on endeavour than skill. ln
the end. a draw was quite fair.
So the first lap in the League programme will be
completed this afternoon with the derby game
against Hearts. I saw them on Monday and rated
them unfortunate to lose to Celtic.
At least. both teams are sure to go forward today
in search of goals and that should mean better
entertainment or the fans.

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