Scottish Championship
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Alloa Athletic 1-0 Hibernian

Relegation-bound Alloa Athletic dealt a blow to Hibernian's hopes of overtaking Falkirk in the Scottish Championship.

Michael Duffy's first-half strike gave the Wasps their first home league win of the season.

Paul Hanlon and David Gray could not convert headed chances as Hibs pressed for parity.

Hibs, who have played two games in hand, now trail the second-placed Bairns by six points ahead of their meeting on Tuesday.

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Duffy, on loan from Celtic, saw his effort on the stroke of half-time awarded after the ball bounced down off the crossbar - his second goal of the season.

It was enough to secure a first victory in 13 games, dating back to 12 January, and pile on the misery for Alan Stubbs' side, who have won just once in seven matches.

The visitors created a number of openings in the first half but Alloa keeper Scott Gallacher saved from James Keatings while Jason Cummings fired wide.

Anthony Stokes shot wide and then headed off target as Hibs searched for the opening goal.

After the break, Hanlon headed wide, Fraser Fyvie flashed an effort just past a post and Gray nodded astray as Hibs pressed.

Stokes then had an effort palmed away by Gallacher before Mark Oxley saved well from Duffy.

Line-ups

Alloa

  • 41GallacherSubstituted forCrawfordat 25'minutes
  • 2McAusland
  • 5Hamilton
  • 6Marr
  • 3Hill
  • 7Duffy
  • 10Holmes
  • 12Caddis
  • 16FlanniganBooked at 69mins
  • 23Megginson
  • 27CrawfordSubstituted forMcManusat 75'minutes

Substitutes

  • 11Ferns
  • 14McManus
  • 17Layne
  • 19Finnie
  • 21Crawford
  • 24Hynd

Hibernian

  • 1Oxley
  • 2Gray
  • 27Gunnarsson
  • 4Hanlon
  • 16Stevenson
  • 8Fyvie
  • 3Henderson
  • 18McGinn
  • 19KeatingsSubstituted forBoyleat 62'minutes
  • 35CummingsSubstituted forDagnallat 75'minutesBooked at 86mins
  • 28Stokes

Substitutes

  • 6Bartley
  • 14Handling
  • 17Boyle
  • 24McGregor
  • 29Dagnall
  • 30Thomson
  • 32Virtanen
Referee:
Bobby Madden
Attendance:
1,364

Match Stats

Home TeamAlloaAway TeamHibernian
Possession
Home41%
Away59%
Shots
Home5
Away12
Shots on Target
Home2
Away3
Corners
Home1
Away8
Fouls
Home15
Away7

Live Text

  1. Post update

    Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Hibernian 0.

  2. Full Time

    Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Hibernian 0.

  3. Post update

    Foul by Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic).

  4. Post update

    Niklas Gunnarsson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  5. Post update

    Foul by Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic).

  6. Post update

    David Gray (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

  7. Post update

    Jason Marr (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  8. Post update

    Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

  9. Booking

    Chris Dagnall (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

  10. Post update

    Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

  11. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Hibernian).

  12. Post update

    Attempt missed. Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the left side of the box is close, but misses to the left.

  13. Post update

    Connor McManus (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  14. Post update

    Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

  15. Post update

    Attempt saved. Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic) right footed shot from the right side of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

  16. Post update

    Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

  17. Post update

    Foul by Chris Dagnall (Hibernian).

  18. Substitution

    Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Connor McManus replaces Robbie Crawford.

  19. Substitution

    Substitution, Hibernian. Chris Dagnall replaces Jason Cummings.

  20. Post update

    Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Marr.