Matt Macey was quick to praise the Hibernian supporters after his first Edinburgh Derby experience.
It was a sold out Tynecastle, with an away end packed full of over 3,500 supporters proudly donning their green jerseys, that really created a special, memorable atmosphere.
An atmosphere that fired up both sets of players to put on an entertaining fixture that ultimately ended goalless.
In a match full of chances, it was the goalkeepers that shone both Macey and Craig Gordon performing admirably, and our number one spoke to Hibs TV after the game.
“It was a tough game,” said Matt. “It was end-to-end and felt entertaining. A draw is ok, we wanted a win, but we take it.
“We pride ourselves on getting good results and consistency is obviously important. We’ve set our standard and we want to push on.
“This was a new experience for me, it was a special atmosphere, one you don’t get in many places in the UK.
“I heard a lot about it and saw a lot from previous years, so it’s great for the fans to be back and experiencing it.
“As a team it drove us on, we had our backs against the wall at times, especially in the first half, but they drove us on and kept us in the game.”
Since joining the cup, Macey has only lost one domestic game when starting in net and has managed to keep four domestic clean sheets this season.
“We pride ourselves on clean sheets and we’re getting a rhythm of them now,” smiled the ‘keeper.
“I’m happy, it’s been a good start to the season, we’ve been in good form, and the boys in front of me are protecting me really well.”