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Boyle: A Well-Deserved Three Points

Hibee forward Martin Boyle says spirts are high in the dressing room after a well-deserved win against Dundee.

We got back to winning ways in the cinch Premiership with a 1-0 victory over Dundee under the lights at Easter Road.

Paul McMullan’s first-half own goal was enough to secure a vital three points, which sees us cut the gap on fourth-placed Dundee United to just two points.

Speaking to Hibs TV, Boyle told us that Hibs were thoroughly deserving of all three points.

“We dominated the game and it was a well deserved win. We played well in the first half, dominated in spells and obviously got a bit of luck with the goal but it was no more than we deserved.

“The second half was a bit scrappy, but seeing out the game was the most important thing – especially after conceding late on against St Mirren (last Saturday).

“We defended in spells on Saturday, but switch off at ultimately it cost us in the end. But tonight we defended well, as a unit, saw the game out and most importantly got the three points."

Tonight’s result was our first win in four games and Boyle emphasised the importance of the result in regaining confidence in the squad ahead of a big week for the club.

“The win has lifted the spirits in the dressing room and has given us that extra boost going into Sunday (vs Celtic in the Premier Sports Cup Final). The table looks a lot prettier now too, we have some big games coming up in the league so hopefully we can win them and start climbing up the table.”

Boyle was excellent in the first half causing the Dundee defence all sorts of problems down the right-hand side. He was heavily involved in the goal, his cross being turned into his own net by Dundee winger Paul McMullan.

“It was a great finish from the lad. If one of our strikers done that I would be celebrating with them. I have never seen a goal like that in the game, but it happens and it was nice to be involved in the goal."

All eyes now turn to Sunday as we travel to Hampden for our Premier Sports Cup Final against Celtic. Despite the hectic fixture schedule recently, Boyle insists energy levels are still high.

“It has been a tricky spell recently with COVID and having to catch up on games, but the body feels good. The result tonight has lifted the spirts and everything feels good right now ahead of Sunday."