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Hibernian 2-0 Dumbarton

Paul Hanlon gives Hibs the lead against Dumbarton
Paul Hanlon gave Hibs the lead against Dumbarton

A goal in each half against a struggling Dumbarton side was enough to give Hibernian the victory that keeps them top of the Scottish Championship.

Paul Hanlon swept in a Jason Cummings corner at the end of a poor first half.

Brian Graham doubled the lead with a well taken strike midway through a second half dominated by the home side.

Cummings started his first game since October and he also had the ball in the net, but it was rightly flagged offside.

Hibs manager Neil Lennon was desperate for a positive reaction from his side following the away defeat by chasing Dundee United.

But, despite the score-line, the Edinburgh side struggled to create for long periods of the match.

Dumbarton looked very much like a side who have recorded only three wins all season and they created next to nothing all afternoon.

Match reaction

Hibernian assistant manager Gary Parker: "It was an okay performance, but the result is the most important thing at the end of the day.

"In patches, it was good and, in patches, it was not so good.

"After last week, we know it wasn't good enough and we had to put that to the back of our minds and go on another run.

"We got the result today and we just have to keep winning and winning."

Dumbarton manager Stephen Aitken: "It's never easy coming to places like Easter Road against a team that people see as a Premier League side.

"We had to get over the disappointment of midweek, but I thought the players gave everything they had today and, in the first half, we made it a good contest.

"We are in the mix, so we just have to build on that first-half performance."

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 31Laidlaw
  • 24McGregor
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5Fontaine
  • 2Gray
  • 22ShinnieBooked at 49mins
  • 6BartleySubstituted forMcGeouchat 75'minutes
  • 17Boyle
  • 16Stevenson
  • 29Graham
  • 35Cummings

Substitutes

  • 9Holt
  • 10McGeouch
  • 23Forster
  • 26Eardley
  • 32Virtanen
  • 43Crane
  • 48Martin

Dumbarton

  • 27Martin
  • 4Thomson
  • 5Buchanan
  • 14BarrBooked at 64mins
  • 3Docherty
  • 10Thomson
  • 17Smith
  • 12HarvieBooked at 33mins
  • 22Stirling
  • 7Todd
  • 9FlemingSubstituted forStevensonat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Brown
  • 2Pettigrew
  • 6Stevenson
  • 15McCallum
  • 16Lyden
  • 24Crawford
Referee:
John McKendrick
Attendance:
13,881

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamDumbarton
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home14
Away5
Shots on Target
Home7
Away0
Corners
Home11
Away6
Fouls
Home12
Away11

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 2, Dumbarton 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Dumbarton 0.

Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Andrew Shinnie (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Josh Todd (Dumbarton).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Gregor Buchanan.

Attempt blocked. Andrew Shinnie (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Martin Boyle (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Gregor Buchanan (Dumbarton).

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

Ryan Stevenson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Mark Docherty.

Attempt missed. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box misses to the right.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 2, Dumbarton 0. Brian Graham (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by David Gray.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Dylan McGeouch replaces Marvin Bartley.

Substitution

Substitution, Dumbarton. Ryan Stevenson replaces Garry Fleming.

Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Mark Docherty (Dumbarton).

Brian Graham (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Darren Barr (Dumbarton).

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David Gray.

Foul by Martin Boyle (Hibernian).

Daniel Harvie (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Booking

Darren Barr (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Andrew Shinnie (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

Foul by Darren Barr (Dumbarton).

Attempt missed. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from the left side of the six yard box is just a bit too high following a set piece situation.

Andrew Shinnie (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

Foul by Garry Fleming (Dumbarton).

Hand ball by Brian Graham (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Joseph Thomson.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by David Smith.

Foul by Andrew Shinnie (Hibernian).

Joseph Thomson (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Attempt saved. Andrew Shinnie (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

Attempt missed. Robert Thomson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from a difficult angle on the left is close, but misses to the left following a corner.

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Darren McGregor.

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

Andy Stirling (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hibernian1610422882034
2Dundee Utd16104225121334
3Falkirk167542318526
4Morton156542217523
5Raith Rovers156541915423
6Queen of Sth165472026-619
7Dunfermline164481926-716
8Ayr164481323-1016
9Dumbarton163581423-914
10St Mirren1624101530-1510
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