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Kujabi’s Hibernian in Scottish League survival

May 4, 2012, 2:50 PM

Pa Saikou Kujabi’s Hibernian took a big step towards Scottish Premier League survival after victory over Aberdeen moved them five points clear of the relegation spot Wednesday night.

Mark Reynolds’ own goal from Leigh Griffiths’ cross put Hibs ahead.

And defender Sean O’Hanlon doubled the Leith club’s advantage when he flicked a header past Jamie Langfield.

Aberdeen striker Scott Vernon volleyed home from close range to get the Dons back into the match but, despite looking nervy, Hibs held on.

And they can clinch safety if they avoid defeat against bottom club Dunfermline on Monday evening, according to BBC.

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon reacting to the win insisted his side’s 2-1 league victory over Aberdeen was more significant than reaching the Scottish Cup final.

The Easter Road club defeated the Dons in the semi-final by the same scoreline to reach the Hampden showcase.

But Fenlon feels the Scottish Premier League win, which takes Hibs five points clear of relegation with two games left, is a more important win.

“If it means we stay up then it’ll be a much bigger win,” he said on bbc.

“I thought we played better tonight than we did in the semi-final to be honest.”

If Hibs avoid defeat in their next match - against bottom club Dunfermline - then they are assured of SPL football next season.