Hibernian 1-0 Partick Thistle: Recent form "huge" as hosts win three-in-a-row - Dean Gibson
Hibernian’s recent resurgence is “huge” says Dean Gibson as his side stretch their winning run to three games with a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle on Wednesday.
Hibernian’s recent resurgence is “huge” said Dean Gibson as his side stretched their winning run to three games with a 1-0 win over Partick Thistle on Wednesday.
Eilidh Adam’s second half goal moved fourth-placed Hibs seven points clear of Aberdeen on an historic night in SWPL 1, with Easter Road and Pittodrie both hosting women’s football matches.
And ahead of Saturday’s trip to Celtic Park, Gibson felt the performance against Partick was just what his side needed.
“I thought we were very dominant,” Gibson told Anyone’s Game.
“We played the game in their half for a large part of it with a lot of set plays and half chances, but we got the job done tonight.”
Partick Thistle remain in eighth, two places ahead of Hearts with a game in hand.
Fans again flocked to Leith as Hibs played their second game at Easter Road this season. Further up the east cost, Rangers secured top spot in the table with a 2-0 win over Aberdeen in the first women’s game to be played at Pittodrie.
Hibs had brushed aside Hearts in front of a big home support earlier in the season, but found it tougher this time with no-one able to break the deadlock in the first half, with big chances missed for both sides.
But five minutes into the second half Amy Gallagher picked out Adams who placed the ball into the bottom corner.
Hibs continued their pressure and had a shot cleared off the line as they attempted to increase their lead.
“It was quite a tight game,” said Gibson.
“It [playing at Easter Road] certainly adds pressure, we all know that. Touches that are normally easier are quite edgy because the reality is we are not used to playing here. I know it’s Hibs’ stadium, but it’s going to be just as hard for us as it is for them as it’s a big pitch.
“But when you add everything together it’s important we won”.
Hibernian now travel to Celtic where an even bigger crowd is expected, with the Parkhead side looking to break the record for a women’s football crowd in Scotland.
“I think the games versing Celtic are the best in the league,” believes Gibson.
!I think they are the most exciting games in the league as they are never boring, they are always one teams leading, one team comes back, these games seem to have everything.
“So it’s huge, but I think us playing in this stadium tonight will help that as we will have got the nerves out the way at the big stadium.
!We go to Celtic park with no pressure on us, it’s their home game and their time to go win so the pressure is on them and we will go there relaxed”.
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