Brown happy after home win

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Craig Brown's Aberdeen secured their first home win of the season against Hibernian

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Craig Brown's Aberdeen secured their first home win of the season against Hibernian

Aberdeen manager Craig Brown was pleased to finally end his side's wait for a home victory with a 2-1 win over Hibernian.

Gavin Rae netted the winner after Niall McGinn's early opener for the hosts had been cancelled out by a stunning strike from Eoin Doyle in an entertaining encounter at Pittodrie.

The Dons, now unbeaten in their last nine matches, had drawn their first four home matches of the new Clydesdale Bank Premier League season.

Brown felt his side's performance was not as good as previous ones at home this season, but was nevertheless happy to finally get a three-point haul in front of their own fans.

He said: "It was a good response from the players as we had been appealing to them to get a home win for the fans. We did not play as well today as we did in the three games which ended 0-0. We played better in each of those three matches but did not get a break.

"Today we got the goals and although we did not play as well as we have done I think we squeezed enough out of the team to win the match deservedly.

"We have gone nine games without losing which is good but five of them were draws which is what I have been complaining to the team about. I was saying to them at half-time to go out and imagine that you are a goal down rather than accepting the draw.

"I think you saw the urgency in the second half to try to get a victory for the fans."

Hibernian manager Pat Fenlon, whose side would have topped the SPL had they won, admitted it was a missed opportunity.

He said: "We actually started brilliantly and had a corner in the first minute before we gave away a sloppy goal. We are disappointed with the goals we conceded. There was not much in the game and I think a draw might have been the fairer result."

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