A mere 48 hours after Hibs’ 7-0 thrashing at Ibrox Hearts came calling at Easter Road for the Ne’erday derby. Scoring after only 7 minutes the Jambos must have thought they were onto a sure thing against demoralised opponents, but it was Hibs who bounced back to restore pride and confidence.
Hibs and Motherwell had emerged in the early part of the season as the closest challengers to Rangers. Eighteen-year-old Kevin Harper scored the winner at Easter Road while Motherwell were trouncing Falkirk 5-3. Elsewhere, the Scotsman noted in the bullets above the headline, Chic Charnley was living up to expectations at Partick.