Scottish Championship
Cowdenbeath0Hibernian2

Cowdenbeath 0-2 Hibernian

Jason Cummings knocked in his 15th goal of the season
Hibernian striker Jason Cummings knocked in his 15th goal of the season

Hibernian moved seven points clear of Rangers in the race for second place in the Championship after a comfortable win at Central Park.

The visitors dominated possession on a bumpy, heavy pitch.

And the breakthrough goal came on 32 minutes when Fraser Fyvie met David Gray's delivery to crack in a first-time shot from 18 yards.

Jason Cummings added a second soon after when he intercepted a poor back-pass and touched the ball home.

Alan Stubbs' side have now won seven games in a row and stretch their unbeaten run to 15 matches.

Rangers, who drew their third consecutive league match on Stuart McCall's debut as manager, visit Easter Road next Sunday after playing one of their two games in hand at Alloa on Tuesday.

Franck Dja Djedje sent a half-volley over and Cummings also shot too high as Hibs opened strongly.

The game continued to flow in the direction of home goalkeeper Robbie Thomson, who was beaten when Fyvie fired in his first Hibs goal since his January move as he connected with a good Gray pass.

The second goal owed much to poor defending as Colin Marshall's slack pass was picked off by the lurking Cummings and he tapped into the net, with Thomson claiming in vain for offside.

Hibs continued to control much of the game after the break and the Blue Brazil failed to mount a serious challenge with Kenneth Adamson firing over the bar from their best chance.

Line-ups

Cowdenbeath

  • 17Thomson
  • 18BrownlieSubstituted forRobertsonat 46'minutes
  • 5Armstrong
  • 6Wedderburn
  • 14BrettSubstituted forToshneyat 49'minutes
  • 26Marshall
  • 4O'Brien
  • 3Adamson
  • 10HigginsSubstituted forJohnstonat 58'minutes
  • 8Milne
  • 19Oyenuga

Substitutes

  • 7Robertson
  • 12Kane
  • 15Buchanan
  • 21Johnston
  • 25Sneddon
  • 27Toshney
  • 28Hughes

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 18Watson
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 20AllanBooked at 85minsSubstituted forForsterat 89'minutes
  • 8Robertson
  • 23McGeouch
  • 22Fyvie
  • 29Dja DjedjeSubstituted forStantonat 87'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forBoyleat 45'minutes

Substitutes

  • 4Hanlon
  • 6Forster
  • 10Craig
  • 11Stanton
  • 17Boyle
  • 19Handling
  • 31Perntreou
Referee:
Euan Anderson
Attendance:
1,822

Match Stats

Home TeamCowdenbeathAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home35%
Away65%
Shots
Home2
Away5
Shots on Target
Home0
Away2
Corners
Home2
Away11
Fouls
Home13
Away8

Live Text

Match ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Hibernian 2.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Cowdenbeath 0, Hibernian 2.

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

Foul by Kudus Oyenuga (Cowdenbeath).

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Jordan Forster replaces Scott Allan.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kenny Adamson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Franck Dja Djedje.

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Craig Johnston (Cowdenbeath).

Booking

Scott Allan (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the left.

Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by John Armstrong.

Foul by Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian).

Lewis Toshney (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Hibernian).

Craig Johnston (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Foul by Kenny Adamson (Cowdenbeath).

Foul by Martin Boyle (Hibernian).

John Armstrong (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Franck Dja Djedje (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Lewis Toshney (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Craig Johnston replaces Sean Higgins.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jon Robertson.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lewis Toshney.

Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Lewis Toshney (Cowdenbeath).

Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Thomas O'Brien (Cowdenbeath).

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Lewis Toshney replaces Dean Brett because of an injury.

Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian).

Lewis Milne (Cowdenbeath) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Cowdenbeath. Jon Robertson replaces Darren Brownlie because of an injury.

Second Half

Second Half begins Cowdenbeath 0, Hibernian 2.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts27233178176172
2Hibernian28167555243155
3Rangers26146647262148
4Queen of Sth27128745311444
5Falkirk27111064236643
6Raith Rovers2696113044-1433
7Dumbarton2876152863-3527
8Cowdenbeath2754182168-4719
9Alloa2846182041-2118
10Livingston2846182743-1613
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