Honours Even But Booking Costly

23 December 2012 11:20
Hibs will lose the services of Paul Crainey due to his latest booking

Hibs manager Pat Fenlon did not want to get drawn into a 'was it or wasn't it' discussion over a penalty claim for his side during the 1-1 draw with Kilmarnock at Rugby Park. The score was 1-1 when Paul Cairney appeared to be caught by Michael Nelson in the box after he had slipped the ball to a team-mate. However, instead of pointing to the spot, referee Bobby Madden booked the Hibs player for simulation. Fenlon did not want to criticise Madden, but admitted the booking will be costly as Cairney will now miss out due to a suspension. Fenlon said: "I haven't seen it so it is difficult to comment. But Paul said he caught him and some of the players who seen it on the televisions said it was a penalty. These things happen. I am not one to come in and criticise the referee but if he has got it wrong I am sure he will hold his hand up. Maybe I need to moan a little bit more and I might get a few more for us but some of them go for you, some of them don't. I am more disappointed with the yellow card because we will lose Paul through suspension and that is more disappointing than the actual decision."

Source: ScottishFitba