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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

Match ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Hibernian 0.

Full Time

Second Half ends, Alloa Athletic 1, Hibernian 0.

Foul by Liam Caddis (Alloa Athletic).

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

Foul by Michael Duffy (Alloa Athletic).

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

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

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

Booking

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

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

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Hibernian).

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

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

Foul by Liam Henderson (Hibernian).

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

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

Foul by Chris Dagnall (Hibernian).

Substitution

Substitution, Alloa Athletic. Connor McManus replaces Robbie Crawford.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Chris Dagnall replaces Jason Cummings.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Marr.

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

Booking

Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic) is shown the yellow card for a bad foul.

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

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

Attempt saved. Anthony Stokes (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

Attempt missed. David Gray (Hibernian) header from the right side of the six yard box is just a bit too high.

Attempt missed. Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

Foul by Iain Flannigan (Alloa Athletic).

Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

Substitution

Substitution, Hibernian. Martin Boyle replaces James Keatings.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle McAusland.

Attempt blocked. James Keatings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Dougie Hill.

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Alloa Athletic).

Fraser Fyvie (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Iain Flannigan.

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Graeme Holmes.

Hand ball by Graeme Holmes (Alloa Athletic).

goal

As It Stood

TeamPWDLFAGDPts
1Rangers32254383275679
2Falkirk331811456302665
3Hibernian31185848301859
4Raith Rovers33167104642455
5Morton33119133838042
6Queen of Sth32115163947-838
7St Mirren33108153848-1038
8Dumbarton3186172655-2930
9Livingston3377193547-1228
10Alloa3346231863-4518
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