Colin Calderwood frustrated with draw at Dunfermline

Colin Calderwood
Calderwood's side surrendered a two-goal lead to draw 2-2

Hibernian manager Colin Calderwood was disappointed to see his side surrender a two-goal lead after a 2-2 draw with Dunfermline at East End Park.

The Edinburgh side sprang into the lead through Ivan Sproule and Garry O'Connor but leaked two second half goals in a thrilling encounter.

"It was a terrific game, but it's infuriating," said Calderwood

"The players are annoyed at themselves for doing it. We probably didn't cope as well as I would like."

Dunfermline rescued a point after Hibs took the lead against the run of play through Ivan Sproule's 37th-minute strke then Garry O'Connor's deflected drive increased the lead six minutes after the break.

However, Ryan Thomson rolled in a reply within 120 seconds and Paul Hanlon deflected a Jason Thomson cross into his own net to complete the comeback 10 minutes later.

Calderwood was pleased to have taken something fro the match but conceded that his players should never have surrendered such a commanding lead and sympathised with fans who are keen to see Hibs rack up the points.

"We started okay and then they came into it and put everything back in the balance," said Calderwood.

"That's the story of the afternoon - that we conceded two goals so quickly.

"Obviously we didn't want it to be end-to-end or as nerve-wracking as it was - and we looked like we became inhibited.

"I'm sure the fans are as frustrated as us - but they played a good performance and we got ourselves ahead.

"But, in the end, we're thankful for the point. We threw away a lead that we shouldn't have.

"We look weak in one or two areas and, unless improvement comes, it'll take longer than I thought.

"We've made a mess of a winnning position and we know it."