View Full Version : Singin’ In the rain (again)

06-04-2019, 01:55 PM
1-2 today 1-2 then.

Reminisce courtesy of HibernianHistoricalTrust

“Ask any Hibs fan to name their favourite 'Steve Archibald' moment and you will get a unanimous vote. On 12 November 1988, Hibs travelled to Tynecastle to play Hearts. Hibs hadn't won against Hearts in Gorgie for nearly twenty years and even though Alex Miller's men were in good form, sitting in fourth place, four places above their city rivals, the fans travelled more in hope than expectation. In the 15th minute, Paul Kane gave Hibs the lead with a superb header, but as the fans were still celebrating, big Gordon Rae was sent off.
Despite being down to ten men, Hibs controlled the game and never looked to be in any trouble. With seven minutes remaining, a long overhead kick from Paul Kane found Steve with only Dave McPherson between him and the goal. Such odds never troubled Steve and he easily held off McPherson before striking a superb left foot shot passed Henry Smith into the bottom right hand corner of the net. The fact that the goal came at the Gorgie Road end, which in those days housed the Hibs fans, made it even sweeter and as the soaking wet supporters celebrated in the rain, Steve stood with arm raised allowing photographers to snap the iconic image.”