Hibees boss irate despite late leveller
“But there was a spirit in the second half, a determination and fight. There were runs, tackles – people fully committed.”
However, there were still murmurs of discontent at full-time, with Hibs still winless in the league since the opening day of the season – and the club’s American-based owner Ron Gordon was in attendance.
“We (Gordon and Heckingbottom) met on Tuesday and went out for dinner,” said the Hibs boss.
“It was good to spend time on our own, quite informal.
“He’s been great but let’s not kid ourselves, football is about results.
“Anyone who thinks different is deluded.
“But we get on great, have similar ideas and both want to be successful.”
While a point at Easter Road would ordinarily be a cause for celebration, Livi boss Gary Holt was left to rue the late lapse which cost his side a laudable triumph.
“I always hammer home to players that, until ref blows the final whistle, it’s not done,” added Holt. “We need to see it out and be more professional.
“It’s a sore one to take. People will say it’s a good point away from home but it’s not. It’s two dropped.”
No slight return: For Martin Boyle as the Hibernian forward celebrates his late equaliser against Livi