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Hibernian 2-0 Alloa Athletic

A goal in each half against Alloa Athletic put Hibernian's promotion push back on track.

Having lost to Falkirk last weekend, fourth-place Hibs moved into the lead when Danny Handling slid in to net from close range.

Dominique Malonga struck the second midway through the second half.

Hibs defender Liam Fontaine had a header saved as Alan Stubbs' men moved to within three points of Queen of the South in the Championship.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2GraySubstituted forBoothat 57'minutes
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5Fontaine
  • 16Stevenson
  • 20Allan
  • 8Robertson
  • 10Craig
  • 19HandlingSubstituted forKennedyat 76'minutes
  • 24Malonga
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forHeffernanat 86'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Stanton
  • 14Heffernan
  • 18Sinclair
  • 22Booth
  • 30Kennedy
  • 31Perntreou
  • 39Martin

Alloa

  • 21McDowall
  • 17Doyle
  • 4Gordon
  • 14Benedictus
  • 5Meggatt
  • 6SimmonsBooked at 32mins
  • 8McCord
  • 3Docherty
  • 18HetheringtonSubstituted forCawleyat 60'minutes
  • 9Spence
  • 11FernsSubstituted forHolmesat 74'minutes

Substitutes

  • 1Gibson
  • 7Cawley
  • 10Holmes
  • 15Marr
  • 23Forsyth
  • 24Wilson
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
8,031

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamAlloa
Possession
Home59%
Away41%
Shots
Home10
Away1
Shots on Target
Home5
Away1
Corners
Home17
Away4
Fouls
Home5
Away5

Live Text

Match ends, Hibernian 2, Alloa Athletic 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Alloa Athletic 0.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Paul Heffernan replaces Jason Cummings.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Liam Craig.

Foul by Dominique Malonga (Hibernian).

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

Attempt saved. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom right corner.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Matthew Kennedy replaces Daniel Handling.

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Graeme Holmes replaces Edward Ferns.

Goal!

Goal! Hibernian 2, Alloa Athletic 0. Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Liam Craig.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Ben Gordon.

Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Foul by Ben Gordon (Alloa Athletic).

Hand ball by Jason Cummings (Hibernian).

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Foul by Dominique Malonga (Hibernian).

Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

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

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Kevin Cawley replaces Steven Hetherington.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Ryan McCord.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Callum Booth replaces David Gray because of an injury.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Michael Doyle.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Steven Hetherington.

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

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

Second Half

Second Half begins Hibernian 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Half Time

First Half ends, Hibernian 1, Alloa Athletic 0.

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

Steven Hetherington (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick on the right wing.

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

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Steven Hetherington.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Craig McDowall.

Corner, Alloa Athletic. Conceded by Mark Oxley.

Booking

Stephen Simmons (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card.

Attempt saved. Mark Docherty (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Hearts1513204183341
2Rangers16102436152132
3Queen of Sth168442920928
4Hibernian167452617925
5Falkirk166552022-223
6Dumbarton165471632-1619
7Raith Rovers165381833-1518
8Alloa1633101526-1112
9Cowdenbeath1532101535-2011
10Livingston1633101624-87
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