Match ends, Hibernian 4, Alloa Athletic 1.
Hibernian moved up to second in the Scottish Championship after beating Alloa Athletic, who slipped to the bottom of the table.
Martin Boyle stylishly gave Hibs the lead and Liam Craig doubled their advantage.
Jason Cummings added a third before Iain Flannigan struck for the Wasps.
But Dominique Malonga's tap-in ensured victory for the hosts, who capitalised on Rangers' draw with Falkirk to move up the table.
Hibs now lead Rangers by a point ahead of next week's final round of league fixtures. Alan Stubbs' side visit Falkirk when Rangers will be up against title winners Hearts at Tynecastle.
The team finishing third will face Queen of the South over two legs to decide who meets the division's runners-up in the Premiership play-off semi-final double-header.
The winner will then meet the team finishing second-bottom in the Premiership, again over two legs, with a place in the top flight the prize.
Danny Lennon's Alloa can still escape automatic relegation and indeed the relegation play-off spot if they beat Cowdenbeath next week and Livingston drop points to Queen of the South.
Hibs dominated from the first whistle against the Wasps, Jordon Forster having a header cleared off the line.
And the opener came when Boyle collected a pass from Scott Allan, raced into the box and finished low across goalkeeper John Gibson.
Craig then netted with a cross that found its way into the net.
The second goalscorer hit a post with a swerving shot from distance before Malonga raced away and picked out Cummings for Hibs' third.
Flannigan rifled in Alloa's response from the edge of the box but Forster headed back across goal for Malonga to complete the scoring.
- 20AllanSubstituted forHandlingat 78'minutes
- 8RobertsonSubstituted forMartinat 88'minutes
- 35CummingsSubstituted forStantonat 65'minutes
- 9El Alagui
- 29Dja Djedje
- 30FergusonBooked at 20minsSubstituted forRutherfordat 39'minutes
- 16FlanniganBooked at 22mins
- 8McCordSubstituted forChopraat 84'minutes
- 19BuchananSubstituted forLayneat 74'minutes
- John McKendrick
- Shots on Target
Second Half ends, Hibernian 4, Alloa Athletic 1.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Benedictus.
Substitution, Hibernian. Scott Martin replaces Scott Robertson.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Michael Doyle.
Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Michael Chopra replaces Ryan McCord.
Attempt blocked. Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is blocked.
Attempt blocked. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is blocked.
Substitution, Hibernian. Daniel Handling replaces Scott Allan.
Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Isaac Layne replaces Liam Buchanan.
Attempt missed. Kevin Cawley (Alloa Athletic) header from the centre of the box is close, but misses to the left.
Goal! Hibernian 4, Alloa Athletic 1. Dominique Malonga (Hibernian) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom left corner. Assisted by Liam Fontaine.
Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by John Gibson.
Attempt saved. Martin Boyle (Hibernian) left footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the top left corner.
Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.
Foul by Greg Rutherford (Alloa Athletic).
Attempt missed. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is close, but misses to the right.
Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Jason Cummings.
Goal! Hibernian 3, Alloa Athletic 1. Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the high centre of the goal. Assisted by Mark Docherty with a cross.
Goal! Hibernian 3, Alloa Athletic 0. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from very close range to the centre of the goal. Assisted by Dominique Malonga.