Latapy Continues Good Run

Author: 
Marc Purcell
Date Published: 
1998-12-17
Source: 
TTFOL

Russell Latapy still continues to impress in Scotland. Last weekend he and Hibernian completed a 2-1 victory over rivals Falkirk. That win cemented Hibernian's place on the top of the Scottish First division.

Latapy was instrumental in the opening score. His deep cross from a corner kick found the head of Hughes who powered home the ball. Latapy remained the main threat in the midfield, twice testing the Falkirk goalie with long range shots.

In the second half, Tony Rougier replaced Latapy and promptly caused trouble for Falkrick. His deep run and pass to Crawford gave Hibs a 2-0 score in the 65th minute.

In other Scottish action, Marvin Andrews was not listed as a starter in Raith's encounter with Ayr United. Raith won the game 2-0 to move off the bottom of the Scottish First division table.

Nixon and Zurich complete first half

Jerren Nixon and FC Zurich must be pinching themselves. Many predicted last season that FC Zurich would be near the bottom of the table fighting for there relegation lives. This year Zurich came out like bandits.

There last game before the winter break was against FC Aarau which they won 1-0. That win extended there unbeaten streak to eight games and gave them a overall record of 10 wins, 8 draws and 4 loses. Considering that Zurich dropped there first three games of the season that record is impressive.

Throw in a good run in the UEFA cup and this was a dream fall for Nixon. They finished in third place with 38 points the same as cross town rivals Grasshoppers. However, Grasshoppers have a better goal difference than FC Zurich.

FC Zurich and Nixon return to action in the spring when they play in the championship round of Swiss first division.

In the shooting range...

Manchester United could have used Dwight Yorke last Saturday. Yorke was out with a thigh strain and Manchester United preceded to snatch a draw out of the mouth's of victory. After leading Tottenham Hotspurs 2-0 in the first half, United found themselves outplayed in the midfield by the north London side. Two goals by English international defender Sol Campbell, one coming in the 90th minute of play, dropped the spirits of the Manchester United and pushed them a full three points behind league leaders Aston Villa.

Clint Marcelle and Barnsley competed a 2-0 victory over Ipswich Town.

Leonson Lewis and Estrell Amadorra salvaged a 1-1 tie with Salguerios.