Three things we learned from Hibs' last-gasp draw with Livingston

Winless run continues, a better second-half showing and the return of Boyle - three talking points from Easter Road as Hibs fight back to draw with Livingston

Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 10:54 pm
Updated Wednesday, 30th October 2019, 10:55 pm
Martin Boyle celebrates his goal as Paul Heckingbottom looks on (inset)

Ten in a row without a win

This match was the reverse of Saturday’s draw with Ross County when Hibs tossed away a two-goal lead.

On this occasion, they roared back from two down to salvage a fifth consecutive draw. Hibs can take some heart from the fact they aren’t losing games at the moment, but ultimately they need to start winning.

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This was a tenth league game in row without a victory and they remain a point off the bottom going into November, which is never going to be acceptable.

Second-half spirit

Paul Heckingbottom may be in a spot of bother at present, but, if the second-half performance is anything to go by, his players are in no mood to throw in the towel.

The hosts could easily have wilted after coming under fire from their own supporters at the end of the first half but they came out fired up after the break and played with a bit of purpose and passion.

The fans responded and they eventually got the point their play probably merited.

Coming to the Boyle

The Hibs fans were delighted to see Martin Boyle back on the pitch after the best part of ten months battling injury, save for a short period in the summer when he returned before suffering a recurrence of his knee injury in July.

The winger is one of Hibs’ best attackers when fully fit and he gave a glimpse of the pace and quality he can bring to the party when he ran clear in stoppage time to tuck away the equaliser.

Hibs could desperately to do with him getting back up to full speed quickly.