Hibernian 3-0 Livingston

Last updated : 15 August 2005 By Livimckenna

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Hibs thumped a poor Livi side without be anything special. Goals from David Murphy, Dean Shiels and Garry O’Connor give Hibs their first win of the season to leave Livi without a point or a goal to their credit.

Hibs threatened first when a superb Derek Riordan corner so Beuzelin header go wide but the midfielder was under pressure from Roddy McKenzie.

At the other end of the park, A neat James McPake flick give Jimmy Scott a great chance to open his Livi account but the 19-year olds angled drive curled away from goal at the last second.

Hibs were unlucky not to take the lead when Riordan squared the ball into the box to O’Connor from the right flank. He had a chance from a few yards out but Dave Mackay blocked the shot and the ball spun out for a corner.

Livi then played their best bit of football when Vincze, Brittain and Jimmy Scott linked well and Jimmy Scott had great chance but his shot lacked power or conviction.

Riordan was presented with a good chance when a Murphy cross found Riordan unmarked but the striker went for the spectacular and left Roddy McKenzie with a comfortable save to make.

Hibs made the breakthrough when Murphy cut in from the left then he let fly with a superb curling shot which sealed high into the net.

Dean Shiels added a second minutes later when he evaded a number of Livi defenders before he skinned Roddy McKenzie and placed the ball into an empty net.

Hibs could even have had a third before half time when O’Connor just had McKenzie to beat but the goalie made a decent save.

Hibs added a third eight minutes when Vincze was robbed and Stewart threaded a ball through to O’Connor and he blasted past Roddy McKenzie.

After the game became very depressing for the Livi support. As every time Livi attacked Hibs broke it up with ease.

Livi boss Paul Lambert is considering pulling on his boots again. The 36-year old said "If I thought it was going to be a hindrance, I would never do it but if I can help them in any way then I might just do it.

"I have to earn the right to play and not just go in because I'm the manager of the club. I wouldn't do that.

"They might need experience but we will wait and see."