Hibs boss happy with first point

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Pat Fenlon was content after claiming his first point as Hibernian manager in the 1-1 Clydesdale Bank Premier League draw with Inverness at Easter Road.

Garry O'Connor netted an eighth-minute free-kick for his first goal since September 28 - when Hibs beat St Johnstone for their only home win since February - but Jonny Hayes easily cut through the Hibs defence and levelled after 41 minutes.

"It was probably the worst we've played and we got something out of the game," Fenlon said. "There is no logic to it at times. The pleasant thing is we picked up a point - that's the positive."

Fenlon knows an improved performance will be required in Monday's Edinburgh derby with Hearts.

"We're going to have to perform better. We started quite well, it was a very good goal. It seemed to knock us back into our shell rather than getting us on the front foot."

Inverness boss Terry Butcher, who was celebrating his 53rd birthday, was satisfied after watching his side follow up the 2-1 win over Aberdeen with the draw.

Butcher, whose side meet St Johnstone on Monday, said: "It's our longest unbeaten sequence in the SPL - two games, a win and a draw. I'm quite pleased about that."

Caley Thistle's journey to Edinburgh was lengthened as a result of the Forth Road Bridge being closed to high-sided vehicles due to strong winds.

Butcher added: "It was a long journey. I think for the first 15 minutes they were still on the bus. It took us a while to get going but once we did I thought we made some good chances and played some good football."

"I thought we dominated the midfield. Richie Foran was excellent and will be a big miss on Monday, because he is suspended."

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