Hibernian v Alloa Athletic

4 - 1
Full Time

“The Wasps” will go into a final day decider next Saturday, with only one point separating Cowdenbeath, Alloa Athletic and Livingston. Having looked at the fixtures earlier in the season this was always a possible scenario. Danny Lennon’s side will know their fate is still in their own hands as victory at home against Cowdenbeath would at least guarantee a Play Off spot, while Livingston will be at home to Queen of the South, a result all Alloa Athletic fans will be listening in to. It was always going to be a big ask to take something from Easter Road against Hibernian in a game the home side needed to win to try and move into second place in the league on Saturday. On the day Hibernian deserved their victory, however “The Wasps” will look to bounce back on Saturday against Cowdenbeath, Kick-off 12.15pm.


danny lennon at easter road

Disappointing for us in terms of the fact we failed to show the qualities we have shown and the intensity we have played in our last two games where we really came out and showed what we could do, that certainly wasn’t evident in the first half but we addressed that at half time and in the second half we certainly showed a bit more of what we are capable of and started to get in about them and caused them one or two problems in the second half, by having a wee bit more bravery on the ball, but at the end of the day we have come here and certainly faced a Hibernian side firing on all cylinders, who certainly put in a five star performance.

It now comes down to next week, which makes next week’s game against Cowdenbeath massive in this mini league between ourselves, Cowdenbeath and Livingston, and I always said there would be a few twists and turns every single week and once again there were a few turns within that and now only one point separating each of the teams, so we have everything to play for and once again everything in terms of if we bring the qualities that we know we have, we have every opportunity and chance of playing in this very competitive league next season. Everyone of  the three teams now know their fate is in our their own hands and that’s all you can do, I certainly know what we need to do and we will be looking next week to get the level of performance which we showed against Dumbarton and Queen of the South again next week, if we get that we will give ourselves a great chance of picking up the points.

On the injury front, Stephen Simmons has been out for a number of weeks, Daryll Meggatt has probably the better chance of making next week’s game, at this stage of the season teams are starting to pick up one or two injuries and suspensions which kick in but I have been very pleased with the last couple of weeks in terms of coming into the club and the application I am seeing, today is the first time I have been disappointed in the team, especially in the first forty five minutes because they have shown throughout the last two / three weeks qualities which they have in wanting to be on the ball and playing with great intensity but coming here today, I take nothing away from Hibernian who put in a five star performance, we have met them on a good day.

However all I am interested in now is our own destiny, like the players in the dressing room, we all want to stay in this league and we want to look up at the end of the season and say we have earned the right to play in the Championship and we are good enough to play in this division and we know what we have to do to make the dream come true.


Easter Road
Easter Road Stadium, 12, Albion Place, Lorne, Leith Central, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh, Scotland, EH7 5QG, United Kingdom