Edwards’ quality settles derby after Hibs suffer spot of bother

Kenilworth boss Barry Shearsby said it was all about the three points after his side came out on top in a throughly forgettable derby encounter.

Adam Edwards produced the only goal of the game in the 19th minute, with Hibs left to rue an earlier penalty miss.

The poor state of the Gypsy Lane pitch meant chances were at a premium but it needed a fine covering tackle from Filippo Mannina to deny Hibs player-coach Rich Kay in time added on.

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Shearsby picked out Edwards’ contribution as the only moment of quality in the entire match, with the forward scoring his second goal in two games after being supplied by ex-Hibs player Jason Bradshaw.

“I was disappointed with our quality but you get games like that and all that matters to us was getting the three points,” said Shearsby.

“As a spectacle it was certainly a game to forget but back-to-back wins feel great leading into a free week.

“Adam Edwards has to be the man of the match after producing the one bit of quality there was in the game.”

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Kay, meanwhile, pulled no punches after seeing his side fail to build on the previous week’s draw with Alcester.

“Our passing was poor and to lose to a side so poor on the day is disappointing to say the least,” said Kay. “Their goal is a schoolboy error.

“We seem to always be poor against the poor and average sides in the league and come to the party when we play better teams.

“I won’t accept more performances like that.”

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