Disappointing finish to the campaign for Hibs

Leamington Hibs were unable to round off their Midland Combination Division Two season with a victory, going down 2-1 to Barton on Tuesday night.

Adam Scott on the ball for Leamington Hibs during their win over Rugeley. MHLC-11-05-13 Leam Hibs May36
Adam Scott on the ball for Leamington Hibs during their win over Rugeley. MHLC-11-05-13 Leam Hibs May36

Rich Kay scored the goal for Hibs, who went into the game in decent form, having kept four clean sheets in their previous five.

On Saturday they secured the fourth of those shutouts when beating visitors Rugeley 1-0.

Sam Scott had two chances to open the scoring in the opening exchanges, just clearing the bar witrh a lob before being denied by a last-ditch tackle.

Rugeley looked dangerous on the counter attack after the interval but it was HIbs who made the crucial breathrough, Andy Yeates converting from the spot with 15 minutes remaining.

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Player-coach Kay admitted Hibs had made it harder for themselves than they should have done, with their failure to take their chances becoming a common theme.

“We needed to put the game to bed early with the chances we had,” said Kay.

“The longer the game went on the more they grew in confidence.”

Kenilworth Town closed out their campaign with an impressive 4-0 thrashing of Inkberrow to finish one place below Hibs.

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John Dormer scored twice for Town, with Reece Pugh and Joe Graham also on target.

However, despite the comprehensive win, boss Barry Shearsby admits his future at the club hangs in the balance.

He said: “I’m having a meeting next week to discuss next season’s plans and to see if I will stay.”