Scottish Championship

Hibernian 2-1 Livingston

Goalkeeper Mark Oxley scored as Hibernian opened their Scottish Championship campaign with victory over Livingston at Easter Road.

Farid El Alagui headed Hibs ahead after Livi's Kyle Jacobs had struck the bar.

Oxley launched the ball towards opposite number Darren Jamieson, who misjudged the bounce and watched in horror as the ball crossed his line.

Declan Gallacher pulled one back for Livingston in the second half but it proved only to be consolation.

Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Oxley's long punt up the field finds its way into the Livingston net
Livi's defence could only look on in horror as Oxley's punt made its way into the net

The last goalkeeper to score for Hibs was Andy Goram against Greenock Morton in 1988.

And, after a poor home record last term played a large part in Hibs' eventual relegation, the Leith outfit will be pleased with the three points, albeit with a bit of good fortune.

The opening goal came from a more expected source as former Dundee United and Falkirk forward El Alagui nodded Liam Craig's corner into the net.

Oxley managed to find the back of the net after a huge clearance from a goal-kick sailed over the head of Jamieson.

However, the Hibs keeper could only palm a Keaghan Jacobs free-kick into the path of Gallacher on the hour mark and the defender side-footed the ball in to give Livingston hope.

John McGlynn's side did maintain a threat but Hibs held on to give Alan Stubbs his first competitive victory as Easter Road boss.



  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 16Stevenson
  • 10Craig
  • 6Forster
  • 4Hanlon
  • 7Harris
  • 8Robertson
  • 9El Alagui
  • 14HeffernanSubstituted forCummingsat 80'minutes
  • 11StantonSubstituted forKennedyat 80'minutes


  • 5Nelson
  • 17Tudur-Jones
  • 20Allan
  • 22Booth
  • 30Kennedy
  • 31Perntreou
  • 35Cummings


  • 1Jamieson
  • 18WhiteSubstituted forBurchillat 82'minutes
  • 3Talbot
  • 6JacobsBooked at 68mins
  • 5Fordyce
  • 14Gallagher
  • 7Jacobs
  • 8O'Brien
  • 19GlenSubstituted forHippolyteat 72'minutes
  • 20MullenSubstituted forRobertsonat 82'minutes
  • 17McKenna


  • 10Robertson
  • 11Hippolyte
  • 16Beaumont
  • 21Grant
  • 27Burchill
  • 30Moffat
  • 31Rutherford
Bobby Madden

Match Stats

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    Match ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.

  3. Post update

    Alex Harris (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).

  5. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

  6. Post update

    Hand ball by Matthew Kennedy (Hibernian).

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

  8. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

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    Attempt missed. Declan Gallagher (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

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    Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

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

  14. Post update

    Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

  15. Post update

    Hand ball by David Robertson (Livingston).

  16. Post update

    Corner, Livingston. Conceded by David Gray.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

  18. Post update

    Burton O'Brien (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. Mark Burchill replaces Jordan White.

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Livingston. David Robertson replaces Daniel Mullen.