Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 0-1 Hibernian

Jason Cummings
Jason Cummings made it 14 goals for the season with the winner for Hibernian

Jason Cummings struck his 14th goal of the season to move Hibernian level on points with Scottish Championship leaders Rangers.

The visitors spurned plenty of other chances, while Alloa, for whom defender Dougie Hill was sent off, remain without a home win this season.

Dominique Malonga and John McGinn went close for Hibs before Cummings drilled in a low shot from inside the area.

Fraser Fyvie fired over late on as Hibs made it nine wins in a row.

With Rangers dropping points away to Livingston, who Hibs had defeated in midweek, it allowed the Easter Road men to move level at the top with Mark Warburton's side, although they have played a game more.

Although not at their best on a poor quality artificial surface, Hibs are now unbeaten in 15 games, winning 14 of those.

Visiting defender Darren McGregor headed wide early on and Alloa had their best chance of the first half when former Cardiff and Sunderland striker Michael Chopra's shot flew the wrong side of a post.

Malonga, back from international duty with Congo, wasted an opportunity as he pulled his close-range effort wide and midfielder McGinn's shot forced Alloa goalkeeper Andy McNeil to parry.

Liam Fontaine forced a fine save from Alloa's substitute goalkeeper David Crawford before and Hibs took a deserved through Cummings.

Alan Stubbs' side threatened again through David Gray's header and a Cummings header was then fumbled by Crawford, before Hill was sent off for his second bookable offence.

The 10 men almost conceded a second before the end when Fyvie crashed his shot over the crossbar.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 1McNeilSubstituted forCrawfordat 45'minutes
  • 24Hynd
  • 5HamiltonSubstituted forHetheringtonat 64'minutes
  • 4Reintam
  • 3HillBooked at 79mins
  • 15Doyle
  • 10HolmesSubstituted forMcManusat 50'minutes
  • 8O'Brien
  • 7Duffy
  • 9ChopraBooked at 82mins
  • 27Crawford

Substitutes

  • 2McAusland
  • 13Paun
  • 14McManus
  • 16Flannigan
  • 18Hetherington
  • 20Williams
  • 21Crawford

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 5Fontaine
  • 24McGregor
  • 16Stevenson
  • 6Bartley
  • 8Fyvie
  • 18McGinn
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forMcGeouchat 76'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forBoyleat 90+2'minutes
  • 7MalongaSubstituted forEl Alaguiat 64'minutes

Substitutes

  • 9El Alagui
  • 10McGeouch
  • 17Boyle
  • 20Feruz
  • 23Forster
  • 25Eckersley
  • 31Reguero
Referee:
Barry Cook
Attendance:
1,952

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home32%
Away68%
Shots
Home3
Away16
Shots on Target
Home1
Away7
Corners
Home1
Away12
Fouls
Home13
Away6

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 0, Hibernian 1.

  3. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces Jason Cummings.

  4. Post update

    Foul by Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic).

  5. Post update

    Dylan McGeouch (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  6. Post update

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

  7. Post update

    Foul by Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian).

  8. Post update

    Foul by Scott Hynd (Alloa Athletic).

  9. Post update

    John McGinn (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  10. Post update

    Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is just a bit too high following a corner.

  11. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Connor McManus.

  12. Booking

    Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  13. Dismissal

    Second yellow card to Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) for a bad foul.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

  15. Post update

    Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

  16. Booking

    Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Dougie Hill (Alloa Athletic).

  18. Post update

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

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Dylan McGeouch replaces James Keatings.

  20. Post update

    Foul by Michael Chopra (Alloa Athletic).