We relish the big occasions, says Hibs boss

Mathew Gay was Thornton Hibs' hat trick hero against Arbroath Vics

Mathew Gay was Thornton Hibs' hat trick hero against Arbroath Vics

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Thornton Hibs head into one of the biggest games of their season as they look towards promotion from the McBookie.com North Division.

The Memorial Park side travel to take on champions elect Downfield in fine form, having hit Arbroath Vics for five – a side which hadn’t conceded a goal in their five previous games.

“I think that might even be a league record,” said Hibs boss Craig Gilbert. “But I was confident that we would score against them. We’ve too much up front.

“We changed the formation a bit and it worked. We did really well and we were fortunate in that other results went our way, so it puts us in a really good position.”

Gilbert said his side have no fear going to face the league leaders.

“It’s a big one and we like the big games. It’s against the smaller teams that we seem to mess up,” he said.

“We don’t have any fear about playing against the bigger sides.

“If they win, they would be champions. It’s a huge incentive for them but we also want to go and spoil the party.

“Promotion will be a huge ask. We need to win six out of six but we’re looking forward to the challenge.”

Meanwhile, Glenrothes Juniors have 15 points left to play for in the battle to avoid relegation from the East Premier League.

Glens are currently fourth bottom – just inside the relegation zone – ahead of tonight’s home match against league leaders St Andrews United.

The Warout men then travel to Broughty Athletic on Saturday.