Hibees boss irate de­spite late lev­eller

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - SPORT -

“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.”

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