Scottish Championship
HibernianHibernian1MortonGreenock Morton0
By Connie McLaughlinBBC Scotland
Jason Cummings knocked in the only goal at Easter Road
Jason Cummings knocked in the only goal at Easter Road

Jason Cummings was the hero for Hibernian as the Easter Road side began life without Scott Allan.

The striker came off the bench to give the hosts their first Championship win of the season, converting a cross from David Gray on 58 minutes.

Liam Fontaine nodded over a good early chance for the hosts and Gray had a header well saved by Derek Gaston.

Morton's best chance fell to Stefan McCluskey but he could not beat home keeper Mark Oxley when one-on-one.

With midfielder Allan joining Celtic on Friday, Liam Henderson was among the home substitutes after arriving on loan as part of the deal.

And the teenager did well to set up a shooting chance for Lewis Stevenson late in the game, although the full-back could not hit the target.

Stevenson had done better earlier on, crossing for Cummings to head straight at Gaston shortly after scoring.

The hosts were in command for long spells and would not regret those missed opportunities as they picked up three points.

Line-ups

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 4Hanlon
  • 5FontaineBooked at 24mins
  • 16Stevenson
  • 6BartleySubstituted forCummingsat 58'minutes
  • 17BoyleBooked at 36minsSubstituted forStantonat 85'minutes
  • 18McGinn
  • 8Fyvie
  • 7Malonga
  • 21CarmichaelSubstituted forHendersonat 69'minutes

Substitutes

  • 3Henderson
  • 11Stanton
  • 31Reguero
  • 33Harris
  • 35Cummings
  • 42Dunsmore
  • 48Martin

Morton

  • 1Gaston
  • 2Kilday
  • 19Gasparotto
  • 3LamieBooked at 51mins
  • 17RussellSubstituted forStevensonat 79'minutes
  • 15Pepper
  • 6Miller
  • 8ForbesBooked at 37minsSubstituted forBarrat 75'minutes
  • 11McCluskeySubstituted forSabajoat 83'minutes
  • 10MacDonald
  • 9Johnstone

Substitutes

  • 12Scullion
  • 16Barr
  • 20Adam
  • 22Sabajo
  • 26Cairnie
  • 34Orr
  • 35Stevenson
Referee:
Craig Charleston
Attendance:
8,923

Match Stats

Home TeamHibernianAway TeamMorton
Possession
Home60%
Away40%
Shots
Home20
Away8
Shots on Target
Home11
Away4
Corners
Home7
Away4
Fouls
Home9
Away11

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Hibernian 1, Morton 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Hibernian 1, Morton 0.

  3. Post update

    Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from long range on the right is saved in the centre of the goal.

  4. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Lee Kilday.

  5. Post update

    Attempt missed. Dylan Stevenson (Morton) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Dylan Stevenson (Morton).

  8. Post update

    Attempt missed. Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

  9. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Martin Boyle.

  10. Post update

    Delay in match Ricki Lamie (Morton) because of an injury.

  11. Post update

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

  12. Post update

    Foul by Peter MacDonald (Morton).

  13. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Romario Sabajo replaces Stefan McCluskey.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

  15. Post update

    Michael Miller (Morton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  16. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Dylan Stevenson replaces Mark Russell.

  17. Post update

    Attempt saved. Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

  18. Post update

    Liam Henderson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  19. Post update

    Foul by Michael Miller (Morton).

  20. Substitution

    Substitution, Morton. Bobby Barr replaces Ross Forbes.

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