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League (Premier Division)
Billy McKinlay (49)
Harry Curran for Jim McInally (46)
George McCluskey (28)
Graham Mitchell (37)
Neil Orr (64)
John Clark (22)
Billy McKinlay (28)
Andy Watson (48)
George McCluskey (68)
Louis Thow (Ayr) (Referee)
This was a match that started innocuously enough, but for some reason developed into a bruising affair with Hibs losing the services of two players who were red carded and a further two were booked as were Billy McKinlay and John Clark. Regrettably, the match will be best remembered for the field offences, which tended to obscure any football on display. The first half contained little of note in a playing sense. George McCluskey shot over and Eamonn Bannon made contact with a long John Clark free which Gordon did well to smother.
Andy Watson was the first to receive his marching orders after striking lain Ferguson. It was to cost Hibs dearly. Two minutes later a free-kick was punched out by Andy Goram straight to Billy McKinlay who immediately rifled in a low drive from 25 yards into the corner of the net four minutes after the interval. In the 68th minute McCluskey was sent off for punching Maurice Malpas and from then on, against nine men we tried to retain possession and avoid further confrontation. The one exception was late in the game when John Clark's header struck the bar.
|Billy Thomson (GK)||29||21||-||135||-|
|Harry Curran (sub)||21||2||-||5||-|
No league table has been added for this season.