The Hi Hi’s are currently going through a particularly tough set of of fixtures and here is an update of their recent matches. Local rivals Musselburgh Athletic visited Millfield on Saturday 24th September, having parted company with their management team of former Hi Hi’s Joe Hamill and David Simmonds. Another former Hi Hi Jackie Myles was one of those put in charge of the ‘Burgh team for the match. The game was keenly contested and Haddington passed up the best chance of the game when Gabri Auriemma saw his spot kick saved by the Musselburgh goalkeeper early in the second half. Despite the game ending goalless a crowd of over 400 saw a match described elsewhere as ‘never not interesting’! The following Wednesday, Haddington travelled to West Lothian to meet high flying Linlithgow Rose in another league match. The Hi Hi’s competed well with goalkeeper Dale Cornet in impressive form and he kept the scores level when he saved a first half penalty. The Rose’s pressure finally paid off when they broke the deadlock in the final minute of the first half. Haddington stuck to their task and had chances to draw level after the break and the game was only decided in the final minutes when Linlithgow added a second.
Last Saturday an impressive travelling support of around 100 travelled to Clackmannanshire to see the Hi Hi’s take on an experienced Sauchie Juniors side at Beechwood Park. The first half belonged to the visitors and they played some nice football. An early penalty award saw Zach Szemis score from the spot and Haddington looked the likelier team in the opening forty five minutes. Guy McGarry looked to have doubled the lead when he broke through the Sauchie defence but saw his shot come back off the inside of the post. Gabri Auriemma also had a good chance but failed to score when left one to one with the goalkeeper. As expected Sauchie came flying out of the traps after the interval and they drew level when a cross from the right ended up in the net. Shortly after goalkeeper Cornet was beaten by a fine diving header and the home side appeared to have more than made up for their first half performance. The visitors were pegged back as the home side remained in the ascendancy but they gradually fought their way back into the match. There were two minutes of time added on when a ball fell to Corey Robertson outside the box and his well timed volley flew into the net for a deserved equaliser.