FirParkCorner v Erin Hibs ? Preview

Last updated : 23 September 2005 By Firparkcorner

Last week’s 7-1 win over Braes Bairns has given the side a renewed confidence in the season ahead after two poor friendly results against the Harry Wraggs and Next. However, Erin Hibs are generally regarded as one of the best sides in the league and will be looking to stake their own claim for the title. The last time the sides at the end of April last year in Edinburgh. The Corner deservedly lost 3-0 that day, while earlier in the season the Corner were defeated 3-2 in a close match.

The Corner will be without a host of big names for this crucial match. Mark Gardiner drops out of the match squad, he featured up front against Braes Bairns last weekend. Right backs Ross Clark and David Wyper are still missing which means manager Fraser is likely to continue with his 3-5-2 formation. While up front Craig Pettigrew and Scott Mullen all still missing.

Long term absentee Darryn Alexander is unlikely to return until January and Derek Wilson is still on international duty. Joe Smith is currently on loan to Brentford he too will return after Christmas.


However, Captain Gavin Hepworth returns to the squad and is expected to start. He’ll be joined by David Hendry and Mick Anderson, who has missed the last three matches.


Expected Squad

Graeme Farmer

Ross Mitchell

Malcolm Boyd

Gavin Hepworth

John Hendry

Ross Cunningham

Tony O Neill

David Hendry

Ross Galloway

Joe Lynas

Philip Speedie

Chris Miller

David Fraser

Graeme Ramage

Last Starting 11

Graeme Farmer

Ross Mitchell

Graeme Ramage

John Hendry

Ross Cunningham

Tony O Neill

Philip Speedie

Malcolm Boyd

Ross Galloway

Joe Lynas

Mark Gardiner

Leading Scorers

Joe Lynas

12

David Hendry

6

Craig Pettigrew

3

Darryn Alexander

2

Tony O Neill

2

David Fraser

2


Most Goals in a Game

David Hendry

3

Joe Lynas

4

Craig Pettigrew

3

Darryn Alexander

2

David Fraser

2


Match Starts

Ross Galloway

6

Joe Lynas

6

Ross Cunningham

6

Gavin Hepworth

5

Graeme Farmer

5

Ross Mitchell

5

Tony O Neill

5


Last 5 Matches

Home v Braes Bairns

7-1 W

Home v Next Hamilton

4-4 D

Away v Harry Wraggs

0-0 D

Home v Arab FC

4-0 W

Home v PTFC.net

6-1 W