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Alloa Athletic 0-1 Hibernian

Scott Allan's free-kick squirmed under the defensive wall

A Scott Allan free-kick was enough to earn Hibernian maximum points in a drab encounter at Recreation Park.

The midfielder's clever effort found the bottom corner on 26 minutes, lighting up a contest low on thrills.

Allan grazed the crossbar with a 25-yard strike in the second half before substitute Martin Boyle forced Craig McDowall into a smart stop.

Boyle then spurned a great opportunity late on when he side-footed Jason Cummings' lay-off wide of the target.

Alloa pushed for an equaliser in the closing minutes but the visitors were rarely troubled defensively as they opened up a four-point gap on third-placed Rangers.

The only real moment of concern for Hibs came soon after the only goal when keeper Mark Oxley had to be alert to push away Philip Roberts' deflected strike.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4GordonBooked at 78mins
  • 15Marr
  • 5MeggattSubstituted forSpenceat 75'minutes
  • 29RobertsSubstituted forRutherfordat 87'minutes
  • 3Docherty
  • 7Cawley
  • 8McCord
  • 10HolmesBooked at 69mins
  • 26LayneSubstituted forBuchananat 52'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gibson
  • 2Tiffoney
  • 9Spence
  • 16Flannigan
  • 18Hetherington
  • 19Buchanan
  • 28Rutherford

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 18Watson
  • 4Hanlon
  • 16Stevenson
  • 8Robertson
  • 22Fyvie
  • 23McGeouch
  • 20AllanSubstituted forCraigat 86'minutes
  • 29Dja DjedjeSubstituted forBoyleat 67'minutes
  • 24MalongaSubstituted forCummingsat 55'minutes

Substitutes

  • 5Fontaine
  • 10Craig
  • 17Boyle
  • 19Handling
  • 30Cerny
  • 32Dunsmore
  • 35Cummings
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
2,024

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home37%
Away63%
Shots
Home2
Away5
Shots on Target
Home1
Away2
Corners
Home7
Away9
Fouls
Home10
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

Attempt missed. David Gray (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Greg Rutherford.

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greg Rutherford replaces Philip Roberts.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Liam Craig replaces Scott Allan.

Foul by Liam Buchanan (Alloa Athletic).

Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Martin Boyle (Hibernian).

Booking

Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Greig Spence replaces Daryll Meggatt.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig McDowall.

Attempt blocked. Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.

Booking

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Foul by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

Scott Allan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Franck Dja Djedje.

Foul by Philip Roberts (Alloa Athletic).

Scott Allan (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Scott Allan (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Daryll Meggatt (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Jason Cummings (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Marr.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Jason Cummings replaces Dominique Malonga.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Liam Buchanan replaces Isaac Layne.

Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Ryan McCord (Alloa Athletic).

Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).

Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Second Half

Second Half begins Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

Half Time

First Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts26223174175769
2Hibernian26147551232849
3Rangers23143645242145
4Queen of Sth25117742291340
5Falkirk26101063935440
6Raith Rovers2596102942-1333
7Dumbarton2666142759-3224
8Alloa2646161937-1818
9Cowdenbeath2553172166-4518
10Livingston2645172540-1512
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