After 22 derbies without a win Hibs went into this early-season match with a home win and a draw under their belts: a 5-0 thrashing of Dundee United (who went on to be relegated) and a goalless draw with Kilmarnock.
The big Pink Bus Shelter at Tynecastle was beginning to take shape with the new Wheatfield stand in use for the first time, but the opening party was crashed by Gordon Hunter just after the hour mark, and Jim Leighton kept a third successive clean sheet, leaving Hearts with one point from their opening three fixtures. The Hearts team featured new signing Mo Johnston as well as three future Tynecastle managers, Craig Levein, John Robertson and Steven Frail.
Given that I bought the Pink News on the night of this game I obviously must have been there, but strangely I have no recollection of it whatsoever. I can’t even remember the new stand. I have never been to Tynecastle since the three new stands were built, so this must have been my last ever visit to the ground.
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