After the way the season has gone for the Dark Blues, going to Easter Roads, going 2 – 0 down and coming away with a point, might feel like a win and a move in the right direction for the Dundee fans.
The Dark Blues made the game hard for themselves. Genseric Kusunga headed into the back of his own net within the first 40 seconds and a Ryan Porteous header at the back post had the hosts in control within the first 30 minutes.
However, a goal from Kenny Miller on the stroke of half time, and Paul McGowan equalised right after the start of the second half saw Jim McIntrye the happier of the two managers.
The Dark Blues however are still bottom on 5 points after St Mirren beat Hearts.
Dundee couldn’t have picked worst start to the game if they had tried. Dundee found themselves a goal down just after 39 seconds and it seemed to be the same old story of when you are down on your luck, nothing goes right for you.
Dundee made one change to the side which drew with St Mirren a couple of weeks ago. Paul McGowan came into the side for the injured Benjamin Källman. Hibernian made two changes as Paul Hanlon and Daryl Horgan came in for Darren McGregor and Vykintas Slivka.
This game had a bit of Deja vu about it, last season Dundee fell behind to Hibs within the first minute and Hibs more or less did it again.
Hibs number 7 Daryl Horgan floated a pass deep inside the Dundee Box, Genseric Kusunga tried to clear the ball away from danger, but the big defender headed the ball past Hamilton and into the back of his own net.
Both sides looked to play attacking football and were using every opportunity to get down the sides to get crosses into the box. McGowan and K Miller linked up just outside the Hibs box, Miller passed to his namesake and flashed the ball across the Hibs goal mouth, but Kenny Miller couldn’t get to the ball in time.
Hibs thought they had gone two ahead but the goal was disallowed for being offside. Woods gave away the ball away just inside the Dundee half, Kamberi’s pass found Horgan in an offside position just before Maclaren put the ball into the net.
Dundee had a good chance to equalise but passed up the chance. Paul McGowan sliced the ball but his pass ended up at the feet of Glen Kamara just inside the centre circle. Karama pushed forward deep inside the Hibernian half and played a dinky pass into the Hibs box, a Kenny Miller header connected well with the ball and brought out a good save from Adam Bogdan.
Hibs were awarded a free-kick to the right of the Dundee box. Stevie Mallan’s free-kick was met by Porteous whose header bulleted passed Hamilton and the doubled the hosts lead. This was starting to look ominous for Dundee and another heavy defeat on the cards for the Dee.
However, this Dundee side didn’t let their heads go down and were rewarded for their efforts on the stroke of half time. Kenny Miller netted from close range after Nathan Ralph made a fine run down the left flank skipping past the Hibs defence in the process.
The Dark Blues came out in the second half in a determined mood and were quick to equalise. Jessie Curran picked up the ball just inside the Hibs half, rounded Milligan, and made a run down the middle of the park and passed a diagonal ball to Paul McGowan just outside the Hibbies box.
McGowan shuffled the ball from his right to his left curling an effort into the far left leaving Bogdan with no chance giving McGowan his first goal of the season. The Hibs players and fans looked shell shocked.
Both teams looked to find a winner, Curran pulled another fine save from Bogdan, Boyle came close but his shot flew past the far post and an Porteous overhead kick didn’t trouble Hamilton, but in the end, a share of the spoils was probably about right.
- 31 Bogdan90'
- 25 Ambrose
- 36 Porteous
- 4 Hanlon54'
- 10 Boyle
- 7 Horgan
- 5 MilliganBooked 49' Bartley 60'
- 14 Mallan
- 16 Stevenson
- 22 Kamberi
- 9 Maclaren Agyepong 60' Gullan 87'
- 1 Marciano
- 3 Whittaker
- 6 Bartley
- 8 Slivka
- 17 Agyepong
- 43 Mackie
- 47 Gullan
Dundee : 4-4-2
- 1 Hamilton
- 2 Kerr
- 5 Kusunga73'
- 6 O'Dea
- 3 Ralph
- 4 Woods Spence 82'
- 8 Kamara
- 27 Curran
- 18 McGowan
- 17 Miller Lambert 79'
- 20 Miller Moussa 86'
- 9 Moussa
- 10 Ngwatala
- 12 Parish
- 15 Inniss
- 23 Boyle
- 28 Spence
- 47 Lambert