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  • Date:28 Dec 2011
  • Kick-off:19:45
  • Venue:Easter Road Stadium
  • Attendance:6,923
  • O'Connor (7)
  • Hayes (40)
Goal!

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92:35 +2.35

Corner from the left by-line taken by Martin Scott, save by Ryan Esson.

91:53 +1.53

Corner taken left-footed by Daniel Galbraith, Sean O'Hanlon takes a shot. Blocked by David Davis.

91:15 +1.15

Corner taken by Daniel Galbraith from the right by-line, clearance by Johnny Hayes.

90:46 +0.46

Johnny Hayes takes a shot. Comfortable save by Graham Stack.

89:39

Johnny Hayes takes a long range shot harmlessly clearing the crossbar.

88:24

Aaron Doran takes the inswinging corner, clearance made by David Stephens.

87:19

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Graham Stack by David Davis. David Davis is given a yellow card. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

86:13

The referee cautions Sean O'Hanlon for dissent.

85:15

Unfair challenge on Martin Scott by Richie Foran results in a free kick. Lewis Stevenson takes the free kick.

81:53

Ian Murray is brought on as a substitute for Ivan Sproule.

81:13

The referee blows for offside against Aaron Doran. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

79:32

Victor Palsson produces a cross, Johnny Hayes makes a clearance.

78:16

A cross is delivered by Victor Palsson, clearance by Richie Foran.

76:57

Free kick awarded for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran by Lewis Stevenson. Free kick taken by Johnny Hayes.

76:16

Free kick awarded for a foul by Victor Palsson on David Davis. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

74:36

Victor Palsson on for Richie Towell. Billy McKay leaves the field to be replaced by Aaron Doran.

74:33

The offside flag is raised against Richie Towell. Ryan Esson takes the free kick.

74:06

Roman Golobart gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Lewis Stevenson. Direct free kick taken by Callum Booth.

72:35

Greg Tansey comes on in place of Lee Cox.

72:04

Johnny Hayes takes a shot from long range which goes wide right of the goal.

68:25

The ball is sent over by Johnny Hayes.

68:08

Centre by David Davis, David Stephens manages to make a clearance.

65:03

The ball is crossed by Gregory Tade.

64:40

Centre by Martin Scott, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.

63:32

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cox on Callum Booth. Free kick crossed left-footed by Daniel Galbraith from left channel, clearance by Kenny Gillet.

62:44

Leigh Griffiths goes off and Martin Scott comes on.

61:55

Graeme Shinnie delivers the ball.

59:10

Lewis Stevenson crosses the ball, save made by Ryan Esson.

58:24

Daniel Galbraith concedes a free kick for a foul on Richie Foran. Thomas Piermayr restarts play with the free kick.

57:38

The ball is sent over by Lewis Stevenson, Lee Cox makes a clearance.

57:06

Ivan Sproule concedes a free kick for a foul on Graeme Shinnie. Johnny Hayes crosses the ball in from the free kick, clearance by David Stephens.

55:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Lee Cox on David Wotherspoon. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Sean O'Hanlon from right channel, Roman Golobart manages to make a clearance.

54:20

Free kick awarded for a foul by Thomas Piermayr on Daniel Galbraith. The free kick is delivered right-footed by Ivan Sproule from left wing, Roman Golobart makes a clearance.

53:15

Leigh Griffiths produces a left-footed shot from long range that goes over the bar.

52:57

Leigh Griffiths is caught offside. Roman Golobart restarts play with the free kick.

52:38

The ball is delivered by Gregory Tade.

51:35

Shot by Daniel Galbraith from just outside the area goes over the net.

45:58

Billy McKay fouled by David Wotherspoon, the ref awards a free kick. Free kick crossed left-footed by Johnny Hayes, clearance by Callum Booth.

43:41

Garry O'Connor is cautioned by the ref for unsporting behaviour.

40:28

Goal scored by Johnny Hayes from the edge of the penalty box to the bottom right corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-1 Inverness CT.

36:10

David Davis concedes a free kick for a foul on Garry O'Connor. Sean O'Hanlon takes the indirect free kick. Roman Golobart goes into the book for dissent.

35:05

Foul by Ivan Sproule on Gregory Tade, free kick awarded. Free kick taken by Graeme Shinnie.

30:56

Richie Towell fouled by Richie Foran, the ref awards a free kick. Richie Towell takes the direct free kick.

30:36

Leigh Griffiths gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Roman Golobart. Richie Foran takes the free kick.

28:59

Ivan Sproule gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Graeme Shinnie. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Johnny Hayes from left channel. The assistant referee flags for offside against Billy McKay. Free kick taken by Graham Stack.

27:02

Corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes from the left by-line to the near post, clearance made by Richie Towell.

26:06

Johnny Hayes takes a outswinging corner from the left by-line to the near post, Sean O'Hanlon makes a clearance.

25:30

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Johnny Hayes played to the near post, Callum Booth makes a clearance.

24:12

David Stephens concedes a free kick for a foul on Billy McKay. The referee shows David Stephens a yellow card for unsporting behaviour. Strike on goal comes in from Johnny Hayes from the free kick.

22:48

The ball is swung over by Daniel Galbraith.

22:06

Johnny Hayes produces a left-footed shot from deep inside the penalty box which goes wide of the left-hand upright.

21:41

Richie Foran has an effort at goal from just outside the penalty box that bounces off the post.

18:47

Thomas Piermayr challenges Daniel Galbraith unfairly and gives away a free kick. Free kick taken by Callum Booth.

17:55

David Davis has an effort at goal from outside the area which misses left.

15:59

Free kick awarded for a foul by Roman Golobart on Garry O'Connor. Direct effort from the free kick comes in from Garry O'Connor.

15:26

Kenny Gillet gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Leigh Griffiths. The free kick is delivered left-footed by Daniel Galbraith from right channel, clearance by Richie Foran.

14:39

Johnny Hayes takes the inswinging corner, save by Graham Stack.

12:29

The referee blows for offside. Indirect free kick taken by Ryan Esson.

11:49

Inswinging corner taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths from the right by-line to the near post, clearance by Gregory Tade.

11:11

A cross is delivered by Thomas Piermayr, Graham Stack makes a comfortable save.

8:42

Richie Foran challenges Garry O'Connor unfairly and gives away a free kick. Daniel Galbraith takes the direct free kick.

7:53

Unfair challenge on Johnny Hayes by Lewis Stevenson results in a free kick. Free kick crossed by Kenny Gillet, clearance made by David Stephens.

6:18

Daniel Galbraith fouled by Roman Golobart, the ref awards a free kick. Garry O'Connor scores a goal direct from the free kick from outside the area to the top left corner of the goal. Hibernian 1-0 Inverness CT.

3:56

Garry O'Connor gives away a free kick for an unfair challenge on Richie Foran. Kenny Gillet restarts play with the free kick.

1:17

The referee blows for offside. Graham Stack restarts play with the free kick.

Match Preview

Fenlon: O'Connor going nowhere Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon is optimistic Garry O'Connor will be fit to return for their Clydesdale Bank Premier League clash with Inverness and downplayed the prospect of the striker moving to Rangers. O'Connor netted 10 times in his first 11 games after re-signing for Hibs following spells at Lokomotiv Moscow, Birmingham and Barnsley. The 28-year-old, who trained with Celtic while he was a free agent towards the end of last season, has not scored since September and has been troubled by a toe injury of late, but has been the subject of speculation linking him with a January move to Ibrox. Fenlon insisted the former Scotland international is key to his plans, as 11th-placed Hibs seek to reduce the four-point deficit to Caley Thistle. Fenlon told Hibernian TV: "Big clubs like Rangers and Celtic will always be linked with good players - I think Garry started it (the rumour) himself in fairness. "He's a big part of the plans here he's a good player and the supporters love him and he loves the club. "He's the type of character that you want to stay around. He's the top goalscorer and he's played at a really high level. "We want to hold onto our best players. I've heard the rumour, but that is all it is at the moment." O'Connor missed Saturday's 3-1 loss at Dundee United, resting a toe complaint which has restricted his movement, but could return against Inverness. Fenlon added: "He's had five or six days' off now and he trained (on Tuesday) morning and he looked a lot more comfortable in his movement and his running." Midfielder Isaiah Osbourne remains out with an abductor injury Inverness boss Terry Butcher has challenged his side to follow up the win over Aberdeen against Hibernian - and St Johnstone on Monday. Butcher's side have yet to win consecutive games this season but the former Motherwell manager said: "Having lost at home to Hibs in the second game of the season, we want to get revenge and go on a good run. "We said last season little runs would be good. Three, four of five wins can pick you up the table. "We have never had any spurts this season. We have been choked more than anything else. "Playing against Hibs then St Johnstone, it is three big games. We said Christmas and New Year we were looking for maximum points and see where that takes us." Inverness will assess the fitness of Andrew Shinnie and Ross Tokely ahead of the clash. Both have a chance of overcoming calf injuries but they will not be risked with another important game against St Johnstone to come. Aaron Doran could make his comeback from a shoulder injury and Josh Meekings returns to the squad but Aidan Chippendale, David Proctor and Owain Tudur Jones remain on the sidelines.

Formation:442Manager: Pat Fenlon

Hibernian

Formation: 4141Manager: Terry Butcher

Inverness CT

  • Graham Stack
  • Richie Towell
  • Sean O'Hanlon
  • David Stephens
  • Callum Booth
  • Ivan Sproule
  • David Wotherspoon
  • Lewis Stevenson
  • Daniel Galbraith
  • Garry O'Connor
  • Leigh Griffiths
  • SUBS
  • Mark Brown
  • Ian Murray
  • Martin Scott
  • Victor Palsson
  • Akpo Sodje
  • Sean Welsh
  • Samuel Stanton

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Match Report

Fenlon ends wait for point Pat Fenlon claimed his first point as Hibernian manager but was denied a victory as Inverness came from behind for a Clydesdale Bank Premier League 1-1 draw at Easter Road. Garry O'Connor netted an eighth-minute free-kick for his first goal since September 28 - when Hibs beat St Johnstone for their only home win since February - but Jonny Hayes easily cut through the Hibs defence and levelled after 41 minutes. The result saw 10th-placed Inverness, who also hit the post through Richie Foran, retain a four-point lead over Hibs, who moved a point clear of bottom club Dunfermline. How Hibs could do with a positive result in Monday's Edinburgh derby with Hearts, but they will need to improve on this performance after appearing shaky at the back and lacking a cutting edge up front. Fenlon's reign began at Motherwell, when fire forced a half-time abandonment with Hibs leading 1-0, and losses to Rangers, Aberdeen and Dundee United followed. Hibs took the lead at Tannadice on Saturday and did so again. Roman Golobart knocked recalled forward Danny Galbraith over as he forged forward, presenting Hibs with a free-kick on the edge of area. O'Connor, who was returning following a toe injury as one of four changes, stepped up and whipped the ball into the top corner for his 11th goal of the season. Nine minutes later O'Connor ballooned a 25-yard free-kick over. The visitors were playing on the break and David Stephens snuffed out a chance for Billy McKay, blocking the striker's shot as he forged through on goal. After Hibs failed to clear - their defensive fragility in evidence - Foran curled a thunderous left-foot effort against the post and moments later Hayes shot narrowly wide across goal. Stephens and Golobart were booked before the visitors equalised four minutes before the interval. Hayes slalomed through the Hibs defence, beat Galbraith and the space opened up to allow him to hit a left-footed shot into the bottom corner. O'Connor was booked for simulation after going down in the Inverness box while trying to find an opening. He had been accused of diving to win a penalty in the defeat of St Johnstone and won an appeal against a two-match ban, but the yellow card appeared valid on this occasion. Galbraith shot over attempting to lob Ryan Esson after a flowing Hibs move involving David Wotherspoon, Leigh Griffiths and O'Connor early in the second half. Griffiths over-hit an effort soon after as Hibs pushed on, but the hosts appeared vulnerable at the back and Wotherspoon, playing at right-back, was relieved to see Stephens mop up a stray pass across goal. Midfielder Martin Scott replaced Griffiths in the 63rd minute and was in close attendance when a handball appeal against Kenny Gillet was dismissed following a free-kick into the area. Greg Tansey came on in place of Lee Cox and Aaron Doran for McKay, with Hibs replacing Richie Towell with Victor Palsson in midfield. Fenlon put Ian Murray on for Ivan Sproule for the final seven minutes to shore up the defence further as the manager seemed satisfied to settle for a point. Another appeal for a spot-kick for handball, this time against Golobart, came more in hope than expectation before Sean O'Hanlon and David Davis were booked in quick succession. Stephens blocked a Gregory Tade effort, Hayes shot well over and Davis had a strike easily saved by Graham Stack as the visitors looked for a winner. Hibs then had three stoppage-time corners but Inverness held firm as the spoils were shared.

Form Guide

    LDLLLL
  • Hibernian
  • VS
  • Inverness CT
  • LLWLLW

Last Meetings

  • Inverness CT
  • 0 - 1
  • Hibernian
  • 30/07/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 11/05/2011
  • Hibernian
  • 2 - 0
  • Inverness CT
  • 26/02/2011
  • Inverness CT
  • 4 - 2
  • Hibernian
  • 20/11/2010
  • Hibernian
  • 1 - 1
  • Inverness CT
  • 11/09/2010
  • Inverness CT
  • 2 - 0
  • Hibernian
  • 21/02/2009

Top Scorers

Hibernian

  • G O'Connor 6
  • L Griffiths 4
  • I Sproule 2
  • S O'Hanlon 1
  • J Agogo 1
  • R Towell 1

Inverness CT

  • A Shinnie 7
  • G Tade 7
  • J Hayes 4
  • G Tansey 2
  • R Tokely 1
  • R Foran 1
  • N Ross 1
  • G Shinnie 1
  • R Golobart 1
  • D Davis 1
  • B McKay 1

Goals

Hibernian

    • Total goals 49
    • Goals per game 17
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 4 (For) 1 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 6 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 2 (For) 5 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 1 (For) 3 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 1 (For) 8 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 2 (For) 2 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 1 (For) 2 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

Inverness CT

    • Total goals 59
    • Goals per game 27
  • 2 (For) Period 0-10 mins
  • 2 (For) 4 (Against) Period 11-20 mins
  • 1 (For) 6 (Against) Period 21-30 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 31-40 mins
  • 3 (For) 3 (Against) Period 41-50 mins
  • 3 (For) 4 (Against) Period 51-60 mins
  • 6 (For) 4 (Against) Period 61-70 mins
  • 4 (For) 8 (Against) Period 71-80 mins
  • 3 (For) 7 (Against) Period 81-90 mins

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