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Hearts threw away a golden chance

Thomas White, Newington: "Our tactics were very aggressive in the first half but we sat far too deep in the second half and it proved very costly."

Alan Flockhart, Saughton: "We had a golden chance to close the gap but we didn’t take it. Gordon had a complete nightmare again."

Michael Archer, Stockbridge: "It wasn’t a great game for neutrals. We were the much better side in the first half but we simply bottled it."

Roy Farrell, Haymarket: "We were the much better side for long, long spells but we didn’t take our chances even after we got the lucky break, our season is finished."

Eddie Frier, Corstorphine: "We started very well and had a real go at Hibs but we ditched those tactics for no apparent reason."

Denis Robertson, Corstorphine: "It was a hugely important game for Hearts. It’s effectively ended our season. We were the better team for the first 45 minutes but to throw it away the way we did is sickening."

Rachel Baillie, Straiton: "Defensive blunders proved costly once again. Robertson needs to get his tactics sorted out."

Steve Baird, Balgreen: "That was a very hard defeat to take. I can’t believe we lost again. Craig Gordon should be dropped."

Michael Armstrong, Gorgie: "We had the game in our hands but we lost our nerve. The performance was dire."

Jeff Chapman, Portobello: "It was a very poor derby. We deserved what we got, they showed more desire than us and that’s why they won."

Grant Bowie, Restalrig: "Robertson’s tactics were very attacking to begin with and it was working so why did he change it. Tactical ineptitude was our downfall."

Jambos man of the match?

David Scott, Edinburgh: "I thought Steven Pressley tried his hardest to hold the team together in what was a poor Hearts performance."

Alex Scott, Edinburgh: "Young Jason Thomson did quite well in his first Edinburgh derby. However, he seemed to suffer a late bundle of nerves after Hibs equalised."

David Millar, Falkirk: "The Hearts defence did quite well. Steven Pressley and Andy Webster held the team together until that quick 1-2 from Hibs. Overall a disappointing 90 minutes."

Drew Young, Fife: "The defence seemed to have things well in control until late in the second half. I thought Neil MacFarlane was Hearts’ best player but tired in the latter stages."

Alex Gilpin, Edinburgh: "Neil MacFarlane was Hearts’ man of the match. He always gives you a good shift."

Who was Hibees best man?

Peter Telford, Ferniehill: "Ian Murray showed he was a Hibby last night - he got the lads going. He was lucky not to be sent off though, but the win is down to him."

Donny Brownlie, Currie: "I thought Gary Smith and Gary Caldwell were immense and wee Dean Shiels ran his heart out. What a result."

Ian Keegan, Gracemount: "I thought big Konte changed the game, he set up the two goals and when they lost Hartley they weren't the same threat."

David McMurray, Prestonfield: "All I can say is ‘what a result, Europe here we come’. Best players for me were Gary Smith and Scotty Brown."

Gayle Markham, Mid Calder: "If it wasn’t for the composure of Gary Caldwell in defence we couldn’t have weathered the Hearts storm. He was a tower of strength and a big reason we managed to take three points."

Charlie Walker, Edinburgh: "The Hibs fans deserve it for the non-stop backing they gave the team. If I had to pick out a player then it would be Gary Caldwell or Gary Smith who held the team together at the back under pressure."

Stewart Cook, Armadale: "As a Hibs fan for over 30 years I really enjoyed the second half. Dean Shiels was very busy and his attitude helped Hibs to produce a great comeback. Well done to all the players and to all Hibs supporters at the match who kept encouraging the team even when we went a goal behind."

What you thought of Hibs

Steve Harrison, Baberton: "What a result, I thought we were dead and buried as we showed basically nothing in the first half, but we won, that’s all that matters."

Thomas McDougal, Leith: "We played some of the worst football we’ve played all season but it’s enough to beat the Jambos."

Ross McDougal, Leith: "What a result! I thought we were cuffed but great goal from Garry and a great winner from Deano."

William Anderson, Musselburgh: "We’re bouncing all they way to Europe, what a result!"

Derek Watson, Marchmount: "Great result - who cares about how we played - we won, they didn’t, end of story."

Billy McCann, Gorgie: "Ha, Ha! Jambos, we’re going to Europe, you’re no’."

John Young, Brunstane: "I thought we were superb all over the park. Well, maybe not - but we won so who cares?"

Ally Craig, Currie: "One of the greatest nights I’ve had. The Hibbies were alive and bouncing and we’re on our way to Europe."

Dave Watt, Baberton: "Can’t ask for more after a semi-final defeat than a derby win."

Ross Henderson, Oxgangs: "Europe here we come. We didn’t compete in the first half and lost a stupid goal, but who cares? We’re on our way to Europe."

Taken from the Scotsman

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