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League (Premier Division)
Kevin Gallacher (14)
Jim McInally (88)
Gordon Hunter for Alan Sneddon
Mark Caughey for George McCluskey
Doug Bell (67)
Alan Sneddon (76)
Dougie Yeats (Perth) (Referee)
Much of the pre-occupation prior to the visit to Easter Road had been the impending draw for the U.E.F.A. Cup quarter finals. The players however didn't let their thoughts wander and earned two vital points to maintain their League challenge to Rangers and Celtic. Early claims for a penalty were ignored after Collins appeared to down Kevin Gallacher in the box after some brilliant interplay between Kevin and lain Ferguson. The same combination did produce a goal soon afterwards. John Clark turned defence into attack in an instant with a curling clearance down the line which lain Ferguson chased and won before crossing into the middle where Kevin Gallacher swept it past the keeper. A near identical move just failed to bring us a second goal. At the other end Billy Thomson's only action off the first half saw him pull off a fine save from McCluskey.
Hibs contrived something more in the way of chances after the interval but a late goal saw us take both points. Jim McInally fired into the net with an angular drive. That perfect finish to the match was followed shortly afterward with the draw for the UEFA Cup that paired us with Barcelona.
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No league table has been added for this season.