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We are two goals behind Falkirk after our midweek visit
to Palkirk, but the fans know how Hibs revel in such a situa-
tion, and I’m sure you’ll all be here on Wednesday week to
see the players have a go at pulling back the deficit.
The ball was too much in the air in the first half, but we
settled down in the second period and looked good without
gaining the goal we needed—and deserved.
Finally, Falkirk scored a second goal to secure what is
generally regarded as the minimum lead that any team wants
in a two-leg encounter.
Our return tie with Falkirk must be forgotten in the mean-
time since there are a couple of League games to be played
before September 22.
We got off to a flying start in the championship with thai
2-0 victory against Hearts. The goals came late, but they
can arrive in the last seconds as far as I’m concerned
because every game lasts 90 minutes.
It’s pointless winning away, though, unless the team can
do likewise at home. So Hibs have to cash in on that bright
start by beating East Fife this afternoon.
Most people in football are glad to see the Fife club back
in the top League, and right now they are trying to settle
down in the different atmosphere.
Lastly, another word about the supporters. It was great
to hear them shouting encouragement to the team throughout
the Faikirk game. Keep it up—but keep it clean.

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