Scottish Championship
Hibernian1Morton0

Hibernian 1-0 Greenock Morton

Jason Cummings knocked in the only goal at Easter Road
Jason Cummings knocked in the only goal at Easter Road

Jason Cummings was the hero for Hibernian as the Easter Road side began life without Scott Allan.

The striker came off the bench to give the hosts their first Championship win of the season, converting a cross from David Gray on 58 minutes.

Liam Fontaine nodded over a good early chance for the hosts and Gray had a header well saved by Derek Gaston.

Morton's best chance fell to Stefan McCluskey but he could not beat home keeper Mark Oxley when one-on-one.

With midfielder Allan joining Celtic on Friday, Liam Henderson was among the home substitutes after arriving on loan as part of the deal.

And the teenager did well to set up a shooting chance for Lewis Stevenson late in the game, although the full-back could not hit the target.

Stevenson had done better earlier on, crossing for Cummings to head straight at Gaston shortly after scoring.

The hosts were in command for long spells and would not regret those missed opportunities as they picked up three points.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5FontaineBooked at 24mins
  • 16Stevenson
  • 6BartleySubstituted forCummingsat 58'minutes
  • 17BoyleBooked at 36minsSubstituted forStantonat 85'minutes
  • 18McGinn
  • 8Fyvie
  • 7Malonga
  • 21CarmichaelSubstituted forHendersonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Henderson
  • 11Stanton
  • 31Reguero
  • 33Harris
  • 35Cummings
  • 42Dunsmore
  • 48Martin

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 3LamieBooked at 51mins
  • 17RussellSubstituted forStevensonat 79'minutes
  • 15Pepper
  • 6Miller
  • 8ForbesBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBarrat 75'minutes
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forSabajoat 83'minutes
  • 10MacDonald
  • 9Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 16Barr
  • 20Adam
  • 22Sabajo
  • 26Cairnie
  • 34Orr
  • 35Stevenson
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
8,923

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 1, Morton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Morton 0.

Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

Attempt missed. Dylan Stevenson (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Jason Cummings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Dylan Stevenson (Morton).

Attempt missed. Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Martin Boyle.

Delay in match Ricki Lamie (Morton) because of an injury.

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

Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Romario Sabajo replaces Stefan McCluskey.

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

Michael Miller (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Dylan Stevenson replaces Mark Russell.

Attempt saved. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Liam Henderson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Michael Miller (Morton).

Substitution

Substitution, Morton. Bobby Barr replaces Ross Forbes.

Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box misses to the right.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Michael Miller.

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

Foul by Mark Russell (Morton).

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Liam Henderson replaces Daniel Carmichael.

Attempt missed. Denny Johnstone (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Conor Pepper (Morton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by John McGinn (Hibernian).

Jason Cummings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ross Forbes (Morton).

Attempt missed. Peter MacDonald (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) header from the left side of the six yard box is close, but misses to the left.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Mark Russell.

Attempt missed. Stefan McCluskey (Morton) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from very close range is saved in the bottom right corner.

Foul by Dominique Malonga (Hibernian).

Ross Forbes (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 1, Morton 0. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the centre of the goal. Assisted by David Gray with a cross.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Jason Cummings replaces Marvyn Bartley.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Queen of Sth22004136
2Dumbarton22004226
3Falkirk21102114
4Raith Rovers21013123
5Rangers11003123
6Hibernian21012203
7Morton201112-11
8Alloa100113-20
9St Mirren200225-30
10Livingston200204-40
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