Hibernian 4 - 1 Alloa: Hibs up to second

Delight at full-time for Hibernian captain Liam Craig as his side move into second in the league. Picture: SNS

Delight at full-time for Hibernian captain Liam Craig as his side move into second in the league. Picture: SNS

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HIBERNIAN climbed to second after a convincing 4-1 win against Alloa.

Hibs dominated from the first whistle and Jordon Forster saw a header cleared off the line from Scott Allan’s cross.

They took the lead in the 31st minute when Martin Boyle collected a pass from Allan and raced into the box before finishing low across goalkeeper John Gibson.

It was 2-0 before the break when what looked to be a cross from Liam Craig took a huge deflection off a defender and nestled in the top corner.

Craig hit a post with a swerving shot from distance early in the second half, but it was 3-0 when Dominique Malonga raced away and picked out Jason Cummings who slammed in his 17th Championship goal of the season.

Alloa pulled a goal back shortly afterwards as Iain Flannigan rifled home from the edge of the box, but Malonga made it four for Hibernian after Forster headed back across goal.