Scottish Championship
Alloa0Hibernian1

Alloa Athletic 0-1 Hibernian

Jason Cummings
Jason Cummings made it 14 goals for the season with the winner for Hibernian

Jason Cummings struck his 14th goal of the season to move Hibernian level on points with Scottish Championship leaders Rangers.

The visitors spurned plenty of other chances, while Alloa, for whom defender Dougie Hill was sent off, remain without a home win this season.

Dominique Malonga and John McGinn went close for Hibs before Cummings drilled in a low shot from inside the area.

Fraser Fyvie fired over late on as Hibs made it nine wins in a row.

With Rangers dropping points away to Livingston, who Hibs had defeated in midweek, it allowed the Easter Road men to move level at the top with Mark Warburton's side, although they have played a game more.

Although not at their best on a poor quality artificial surface, Hibs are now unbeaten in 15 games, winning 14 of those.

Visiting defender Darren McGregor headed wide early on and Alloa had their best chance of the first half when former Cardiff and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra's shot flew the wrong side of a post.

Malonga, back from international duty with Congo, wasted an opportunity as he pulled his close-range effort wide and midfielder McGinn's shot forced Alloa goalkeeper Andy McNeil to parry.

Liam Fontaine forced a fine save from Alloa's substitute goalkeeper David Crawford before and Hibs took a deserved through Cummings.

Alan Stubbs' side threatened again through David Gray's header and a Cummings header was then fumbled by Crawford, before Hill was sent off for his second bookable offence.

The 10 men almost conceded a second before the end when Fyvie crashed his shot over the crossbar.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1McNeilSubstituted forCrawfordat 45'minutes
  • 24Hynd
  • 5HamiltonSubstituted forHetheringtonat 64'minutes
  • 4Reintam
  • 3HillBooked at 79mins
  • 15Doyle
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forMcManusat 50'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 7Duffy
  • 9ChopraBooked at 82mins
  • 27Crawford

Substitutes

  • 2McAusland
  • 13Paun
  • 14McManus
  • 16Flannigan
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 5Fontaine
  • 24McGregor
  • 16Stevenson
  • 6Bartley
  • 8Fyvie
  • 18McGinn
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 76'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forBoyleat 90+2'minutes
  • 7MalongaSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9El Alagui
  • 10McGeouch
  • 17Boyle
  • 20Feruz
  • 23Forster
  • 25Eckersley
  • 31Reguero
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
1,952

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home3
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away12
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Jason Cummings.

Foul by Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic).

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

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian).

Foul by Scott Hynd (Alloa Athletic).

John McGinn (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Connor McManus.

Booking

Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Dismissal

Second yellow card to Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) for a bad foul.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Booking

Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

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

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Dylan McGeouch replaces James Keatings.

Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).

Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Michael Doyle (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from very close range is saved in the centre of the goal.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match David Crawford (Alloa Athletic) because of an injury.

Attempt saved. David Gray (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Burton O'Brien.

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

Foul by Burton O'Brien (Alloa Athletic).

James Keatings (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Farid El Alagui replaces Dominique Malonga.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Steven Hetherington replaces Colin Hamilton because of an injury.

Delay over. They are ready to continue.

Delay in match Colin Hamilton (Alloa Athletic) because of an injury.

Goal!

Goal! Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Liam Fontaine.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Michael Chopra.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by David Crawford.

Attempt missed. Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers1412114093137
2Hibernian15121228101837
3Falkirk1594229131631
4Morton166551616023
5Raith Rovers147161820-222
6Queen of Sth166371725-821
7Livingston1532101723-611
8St Mirren142571322-911
9Dumbarton143291427-1311
10Alloa151212734-275
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