Robbie Hamilton and Connor Young on target as Hibs Under-18s return to winning ways

Connor Young, left and Robbie Hamilton were on targetConnor Young, left and Robbie Hamilton were on target
Connor Young, left and Robbie Hamilton were on target
Hibs Under-18s bounced back from last Tuesday’s 4-0 reversal at Rangers with a 2-1 victory over St Mirren at the Hibernian Training Centre.

The Buddies had won a goal-laden encounter between the two teams at the start of the month, triumphing 4-2 at Ralston before the league split into a top five and bottom four.

Gareth Evans and Eddie May shook things up a little after the defeat in Glasgow, reverting to four at the back and bringing Innes Lawson into the starting line-up in place of Connor Young who took a seat on the bench.

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Josh Currie, who had played the last few games at right wingback, partnered Josh O’Connor in attack while Lawson slotted into the midfield.

In blustery conditions at East Mains, the visitors took the lead in the first half and held onto their slender advantage until the interval, with Hibs finding it heavy-going playing into the stiff breeze.

Currie made way for Young at half-time and the wee Hibees began to feel the benefits of having the wind behind them as Robbie Hamilton levelled matters before Young completed the turnaround with what turned out to be the winner.

Hibs are in action again at HTC on Tuesday, May 25 when they host Kilmarnock. The Ayrshire side recorded a 5-3 win at St Mirren on May 18 in their last match.

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Team: Murray Johnson; Jacob Blaney, Jack Brydon, Mack Weir, Oscar MacIntyre; Murray Aiken, Robbie Hamilton, Jayden Fairley, Innes Lawson; Josh O'Connor, Josh Currie.

Subs: Josh Blair, Brodie Watt, Ben Reilly, Reece Holden, Ethan Laidlaw, Connor Young.

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