Rougier And Hibernian Continue Fight

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-03-23
Source: 
TTFOL

Don't let anyone say that Tony Rougier and Hibernian have given up the fight. Yesterday Hibs faced fellow relegation bound club Motherwell in a tense, fast paced battle in which the boys from Easter Road won 1-0. Rougier had the first shot in the game, a bullet of a shot from 20 yards. Rougier had a chance to make the game 2-0 when he was sent clean through on a ball from a team mate. His shot just went inches wide of the far post. The win for Hibs moves them up to 23 points on the season with just seven points separating them from staying up in the Scottish Premier division.

Andrews fight for promotion almost over

Marvin Andrews fight to gain promotion into the Scottish Premier League has suffered a major setback. They drew 0-0 with Ayr United to push them to third and some 12 points out of promotion. If this had been any other season prior to this year, it would not have made a difference. However, with the advent of the Super league next year, only one team will gain promotion from the First division. Andrews played the entire game for Raith.

Latapy helps out in Boavista win

Russell Latapy is back in Portugal. Latapy came on in the final 19 minutes of Boavista's game with Belenenses on Sunday. Boavista dispatched with there opponents 4-0 to move within four points of a European spot. Boavista are currently in a log jam with three teams on 40 points with only goal difference separating them. It is safe to say that the likelihood of Latapy remaining in Portugal for next season is slim. Latapy is looking to make the move to England at season's end. A few weeks ago he was in England talking to teams interested in him. Two clubs that have shown interest in him are Leeds United and Aston Villa.

Elcock helps out in Crew win.

Ansil Elcock and the Columbus Crew opened there MLS season with a convincing 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Mutiny on Saturday night. Elcock was instrumental in the second goal when he was brought down by a Tampa defender after a good run down the left flank and towards the penalty area. The Crew's McBride took the ball and laid it off to another striker who promptly dispatched it past the hapless Tampa goalie. Stern John came on for Elcock who may have suffered a separated shoulder. His impact was promptly felt by having three shots on goal and sending one of his team mates through one on one with the Tampa Bay goal keeper on a well laid ball.

In the shooting range...

Brain Haynes and Dallas Burn opened there season with a 3-2 shoot out win over Colorado. Mickey Trotman did not start. David Nahkid and Evans Wise begin there season next week. Jerren Nixon and F.C Zurich won there encounter with Lausanne Sports 2-1. Finally, he is coming next month!