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Hibs 1-1 Falkirk: Boyle salvages huge point

By December 12, 2015No Comments
Martin Boyle, Hibernian

By Craig Turnbull

A last-minute strike from Martin Boyle salvaged a huge point for 10-men Hibernian against Falkirk as the title race in the Scottish Championship heats up

Hibs looked in complete control of the game before John McGinn received a straight red from referee Kevin Clancy for a reckless lunge on Mark Kerr.

The momentum of the match completed shifted in Falkirk’s favour but despite their lion share of possession in the second half they were unable to penetrate Hibs’ resistance.

That was until substitute Lee Miller showed great determination to stab home from close range after goalkeeper Mark Oxley wasn’t able to collect Blair Alston’s tame effort.

Alan Stubbs’ side looked briefly deflated, but they showed tremendous spirit to grab a point as Boyle turned from almost on the line after Henri Anier’s clever flick.

Stubbs said: “I thought we showed unbelievable character throughout the game. It’s one of them results which you look back on at the end of the season and has a big contribution towards something.”

Falkirk boss Peter Houston said: “I’m disappointed. I thought there was a foul on Alston. A bounce ball was given in the build up to the goal but he was fouled.

“In the second half we dominated and we should have won but credit to Hibs.”