‘Haven’t seen Hibs batter Hearts like that at Tynecastle since the millennium derby’ - jubilant Hibees react to victory in Gorgie
Easter Road faithful savour rare win in enemy territory and hail old guard for silencing critics with solid display
Here is a selection of posts from Hibs fans on Twitter and Hibs.net following their team’s 2-0 Boxing Day triumph over Hearts.
@FreddieWhite23 tweeted: “Genuinely haven’t seen Hibs batter Hearts like that at Tynecastle since the millennium derby. We’ve been superb to a man.”
@DC94__: “Jack Ross was the best appointment hibs could have got.. what a performance and a well deserved win.
@RachBoyle23, the wife of the two-goal hero, tweeted: “My Christmas Dinner has done wonders for @MartinBoyle9.”
@StevenGibb4: “Man of the Match. No not Boyle. Darren Mcgregor, welcome back, you were outstanding.”
@cliffpike: “First full game back after a lengthy injury and how good was big Daz. I’m sure young Ryan will have learned a wee bit watching how you can be physical in a challenge but win your defensive battles without the need to be rash.”
@FamousFive1875: “Moan the f***** hibees! Merry Xmas! Boyle, horgan, Allan all brilliant first half. Mcgregor was a rock. Big Doidge tho!”
@deano1875ggtth: “Special mention to rocky (Marciano) today too! That save before the break was unreal! The guy makes it without breaking a sweat too! Absolutely number1! #ofir”
On hibs.net Vault Boy posted: “Some players who have been with us a while have been getting a fair bit of criticism recently, some reasonable, some far from it. Turned into a battle second half and it was Stevenson, McGregor and Hanlon that dragged us through it for much of it. Well done guys, bunch of legends and still bloody good players.”
Wookie 70 added: “Thought Slivka was our best midfielder today. Drove forward, created a couple of good chances he could have done better with and constantly pressed the ball. Did tire in the last 30 mins.”
Liam6270 posted: “Credit to Doidge today he never stopped and Gave Berra and Halkett a tough afternoon. That lone striker role can be a tough gig but I thought he was outstanding today, nothing flashy just good old fashioned centre forward play.”
CMac1988: “Excellent. Enjoyed the game for the most part. A lot of players who've come in for stick in recent weeks playing with a lot of heart and commitment, more so Stevenson and Hanlon. Marciano made a couple of really good saves despite having a torrid time last week also. All around a good result with a lot more energy and desire.”