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Monday 11 December 2017

Doyle earns Hibs point

Eoin Doyle showed Hibs fans that there's life -- and goals -- beyond Leigh Griffiths.

The former Sligo striker (right) scored his eighth SPL goal of the season yesterday at Kilmarnock to earn a point after Paul Hefferman had opened the scoring for the hosts. Doyle was pitched into a relegation fight when he joined Hibs a year ago but is now repaying his manager's faith with three goals from his last two outings just as strike partner Griffiths' loan deal from Wolves comes to an end.

"People talk about us being a one man team (Griffiths has scored 13 goals this season) but Eoin has chipped in with a few goals this season," boss Pat Fenlon said. "We started a bit sluggish but I felt that from 15 minutes onwards we played really well. It was a good move and a well-taken goal by Eoin."

Hibs looked to be denied a penalty when Paul Cairney was sent crashing in the penalty box with Fenlon unhappy with the decision to book his player. "Maybe I need to moan a bit more and get us a few," the Hibs boss added.

"Paul doesn't go down easy. He gets kicked and he gets up, as we encourage all of the players to do."

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