Jim Goodwin was proud of his St Mirren players for their efforts against Hibs- but he’s been left a bit gutted they only left Easter Road with a point after a 2-2 draw.
His team raced into a two-goal lead in the first half. Conor McCarthy headed his first Buddies goal past Ofir Marciano before Tony Andreu netted another to give Goodwin’s’ side a healthy advantage.
They couldn’t hold onto it though. Scott Allan got one back for Hibs before Christian Doidge netted his fourth in as many days to bring the game back to level pegging.
St Mirren are three points above the relegation zone with a point on their Leith travels. Goodwin admits though that had they managed the game better, they could’ve taken all the spoils.
“I thought we started the game really well,” said Goodwin. “We came out to press Hibs high up the pitch. We did that and fired them into making mistakes. I was delighted to get a goal in front, never mind two.
“At that moment in time we carried on what we had done to get us to 2-0 up. In hindsight, I’m sitting here now kicking myself. Maybe we should have come off the game for five minutes after going 2-0 up and let the game settle down a bit.
“But we didn’t and we pressed high again. Before the game I don’t think anyone could’ve argued that a point on the road here against a very good Hibs team would have been a good result.
“Right now though I can’t help but feel a little bit of frustration and disappointment that we’ve dropped a couple of points. I thought at the time if we kept doing what we were doing we might even get a third goal.
FULL-TIME: Hibernian 2-2 St Mirren.
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“But it didn’t work out that way. Second half I have to give my players credit, I thought my two young centre-half’s were excellent again. If you breakdown the game overall, there wasn’t much in it.”