Date: 11th November 2006 at 6:39pm
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Hibernian continued their unbeaten run under new boss John Collins with a good home victory over Inverness Caledonian Thistle.

Steven Fletcher got the opener after sixty-five minutes and the three points were secured when Chris Killen converted a penalty with seven minutes left to play.

Michael Stewart started the game after a doubt over his fitness, the midfielder who was called up to Walter Smith’s Scotland B-Squad went off injured in the midweek CIS Insurance League Cup win over Hearts.

Hibernian were the better of the two sides in the first half but they couldn’t make the breakthrough. The best chance of the first half came in the thirty-fourth minute when a Michael Stewart shot was deflected and Caley’s goalkeeper Mark Brown scrambled to turn it round the post.

Hibernian had also came close earlier in the match when Whittaker went on a run, but the end product wasn’t good enough. Whittaker also had a couple of decent chances in the first half but it was Michael Stewart’s effort in the thirty-fourth minute which came closest.

Inverness put some pressure on the Hibernian defence early in the second half but Malkowski produced two brilliant saves to keep them out, the keeper was obviously pleased with his efforts when he punched the air in delight.

It was Hibs who opened the scoring however, Fletcher fired the ball into the bottom right-hand corner of the net after being set up by a David Murphy headed pass.

Inverness battled to try and get back into the game without really putting any real pressure on the Hibernian goal, Hibernian made sure of the three points though with seven minutes left when Caley goalkeeper Mark Brown pulled down Chris Killen in the box.

The goalkeeper was given his marching orders and Killen recovered from the tackle to convert the penalty and secure the victory and John Collins’ undefeated streak.

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