Shinnie strike knocks Hibs

Inverness maintained the pressure on second-place Motherwell and

dented Hibernian’s top-six hopes with a 2-1 win at Easter Road.

Andrew Shinnie’s deflected second-half strike earned the points

after Leigh Griffiths had cancelled out Ross Draper’s well-taken


Hibs looked the brighter side in the early stages as Gary Deegan

tested Antonio Reguero before Eoin Doyle’s shot drifted just


Caley Thistle finally got a foothold in the game and went close

through Owain Tudor-Jones and Aaron Doran, but Hibs hit back as

Reguero denied Leigh Griffiths and Ryan McGivern hit the


But the visitors broke the deadlock three minutes after the

break when Draper latched onto Richie Foran’s pass and floated a

delightful chip over Ben Williams.

Reguero did well to keep out a Griffiths effort, but Hibs

equalised on 59 minutes as Deegan’s shot took a wild deflection off

Griffiths and found the net with Reguero wrong-footed.

However, Shinnie restored Caley Thistle’s lead six minutes

later, getting on the end of a Josh Meekings free-kick and steering

a composed finish past Williams.

McGivern fired wide from distance and Hibs forced a series of

corners in the closing minutes, but Inverness defended stoutly to

pick up their fifth away win of the season.