Neil Lennon looking for consistency from Hibernian

March 19 2017, 7.55pmUpdated: March 21 2017, 11.43am
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Neil Lennon saw the best and worst of his Hibernian team as they fought back twice to draw 2-2 at home to Dumbarton on Saturday.

The Sons were twice ahead through a Christian Nade penalty and a goal from Robert Thomson, but Daniel Harvie’s own goal and a Martin Boyle counter earned the league leaders a point, with James Keatings having a penalty saved.

Hibs are seven points ahead of Falkirk having played a game less, but Lennon is looking for consistency from his side.

He told HibsTV: “The first half was unacceptable. Too many touches, we got sucked into the way Dumbarton wanted to play.

“The second half was great but we missed so many easy chances. We missed a penalty and the players have to look at their approach to games.

“Whether it is Dundee United away or Dumbarton at home, it has to be the same and it wasn’t on Saturday.

“We had enough chances to win two games so, yes, I am frustrated but maybe it is a point more towards the title.”

Jim Duffy’s Morton moved level on points with second-placed Falkirk after winning 1-0 away to the Bairns.

Kudus Oyenuga scored the only goal of a hard-fought match and the Greenock side have two games in hand over Falkirk as the race for promotion to the Ladbrokes Premiership hots up.

Fourth-placed Dundee United lost 2-1 at Raith Rovers, with Craig Barr and Ryan Hardie putting the Kirkcaldy men two ahead before Simon Murray pulled one back.

The defeat put another dent in the promotion hopes of the Tannadice club, who have now lost their last three matches and are without a win in four.

United boss Ray McKinnon told ArabZone: “I am struggling for positives. We absolutely gifted Raith Rovers a victory. That is the most disappointing thing for me.

“We need to get back to passing the ball and not get drawn into battles.”

Ayr United beat Dunfermline 1-0 at East End Park with a Ross Docherty goal to boost their survival hopes.

It was the Somerset Park side’s first away win since October and they finished the day one point ahead of battling bottom side St Mirren.

The Buddies won their fourth league games in six with a 2-0 victory over Queen of the South, with goals from Stevie Mallan and Rory Loy from the spot.

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