Hibs boss Pat Fenlon understood the significance of his team’s 2-0 victory over St Johnstone but urged his players not to get carried away with the result.
Paul Hanlon’s goal on the stroke of half-time turned the tide in the home team’s favour with St Johnstone manager Steve Lomas left to ponder how his men went in to the interval behind.
Gregory Tade was denied by a fine slide tackle from James McPake while Rowan Vine shot straight at Ben Williams when well placed.
Eoin Doyle doubled Hibernian’s advantage, stretching their unbeaten run to three matchers.
Fenlon called it ‘a big win’ but added ‘you want to ensure that you build on that’.
For Lomas it was a case of what might have been. He said: "The goal gave Hibs a big lift at half-time when, really, they were so second best it was frightening. The second goal straight after half-time gives them a two-goal lead that they really hadn't done anything to deserve.”