Stevie Mallan thinks Hibs blew their chance to secure a vital three points against Aberdeen.

A last gasp Sam Cosgrove header allowed the Dons to earn a 1-1 draw with the Hibees, despite finishing the game with nine men.

Cosgrove netted late on to secure a point. (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

Given the circumstances, Paul Heckingbottom will be disappointed to drop two points. Mallan knows that Hibs only have themselves to blame for their Pittodrie shortcomings.

He told the Daily Record (The Winner, page 3, 07/10/19): “We shot ourselves in the foot, especially when they went down to ten men.

“At 1-0 we should have seen the game out. We had a few one on one chances where we could have buried the game.”

Hibs had opportunities to win

Christian Doidge wasn’t a man to envy on Saturday night. He’ll likely be having nightmares for a while after a poor showing against the Dons.

A bad day at the office. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The ‘one on one’ chances Mallan spoke about were largely spurned by Doidge. He missed four really good opportunities to kill the game off.

He didn’t have a good day so it was up to his teammates to make sure they at least secured a 1-0 win, which they also failed to do. What looked likely to be a positive afternoon quickly turned into one of disappointment for Heckingbottom.

Hibs find themselves one place above the relegation play-off spot after this game and they will be lamenting the chance to secure a vital away win.

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