Hibernian: Pat Fenlon annoyed to be undone by sloppy defending

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon is frustrated that poor defending against St Mirren took the shine off of a good display from his side's youngsters.

Despite leading at half-time, Hibs drew 3-3 with Saints at Easter Road.

Fenlon said: "I should be talking about the likes of Alex Harris and Danny Handling and Ross Caldwell; giving them great credit.

"But it's frustration because of the goals we gave away. I don't think two of them even hit the net."

And Fenlon added: "For two of the goals, we were in the ascendancy attacking then, within 10 seconds, we've conceded.

"That shouldn't happen with the players we have."

Leigh Griffiths scored his 26th and 27th goals of the season in a match where Hibs had most of the goalscoring opportunities.

Their 19-year-old forward, Caldwell, also netted his first-ever senior Hibs goal.

But Esmael Goncalves' strike, as well as a double from defender Marc McAusland, meant the sides had to settle with a point each.

"I thought we dominated the game to be honest," Fenlon told BBC Radio Scotland. "I don't know how we haven't won it.

"We should've been out of sight by half-time. You won't win giving away sloppy goals like we did today, that's for sure.

"There has to be a desire and a passion to stop goals and we didn't do that today.

"We didn't see danger, we didn't read the game and we didn't manage the game properly when they were attacking."

Fenlon rebuffed the idea that Hibs have a home hoodoo in the Scottish Premier League, with their last Easter Road win in the competition being in December.

"Whether it's at home or away, it doesn't matter," he said.

"If you give away sloppy goals, you're going to get punished."