Ferrybank 2; Hibernians 3
Two teams with designs on remaining in the Premier League rather than winning it served up a magnificent spectacle at The Village Ground, Abbeylands on Sunday morning.
The game was in doubt until half an hour before kick-off due to the heavy overnight frost, but referee John Purcell passed the pitch playable, and thankfully he did because this was perhaps the game of the season to date.
When Hibernians had raced into a three-goal lead, the contest looked all over but the home side fought back manfully and with a little bit of luck could have taken a point.
Having said that the visitors were by far the better team and one wondered at times how they got themselves into the bottom half of the table.
Hibernians flew out of the traps and they had their hosts on the back foot from the opening whistle. David McGrath took off down the right flank after 8 minutes before picking out JJ Hutchinson who met the ball in mid air but his effort was brilliantly saved by Hugh Mullally.
David Baxter found Hutchinson on 13 minutes but this time the Hibernians striker mis-kicked in front of goal. Ferrybank were reeling at this stage and shortly afterwards Hutchinson was just off target with a bicycle kick after making contact with a cross from Shane Power.
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