Austin McCann's third-minute goal gave Dunfermline the points at Hibernian, with whom they are now level in the Scottish Premier League table.

The former Hearts defender converted a Paul Willis cross from close range for his first goal in more than 100 appearances for the Pars.

Dunfermline almost added another in 36 minutes when Ryan Thomson's knockdown found Andy Kirk, who shot just wide.

Paul Gallacher saved well from Hibs' Garry O'Connor and David Wotherspoon.

Hibs recorded three home wins in February, but have since won only once at Easter Road - the defeat of St Johnstone on 28 September.

For Jim McIntyre's side, it was only their third win of the season and their first since August.

O'Connor was joined in the home attack by Leigh Griffiths and Junior Agogo, with Ivan Sproule and Akpo Sodje in reserve, yet they looked blunt.

The Pars, meanwhile, were workmanlike and worthy of victory through the one moment of quality in an otherwise sub-standard game.

O'Connor shot straight at Gallacher in the second minute and seconds later the home side were a goal down, when McCann was rewarded for his run from deep by getting on the end of Willis's cross.

Hibs attempted to respond, but the final ball continually let them down.

A Thomson knockdown made its way to Kirk, whose drive deflected narrowly wide of the post.

From the resulting corner Andy Dowie headed over and his complaint of being impeded in challenging for the ball was dismissed.

Gallacher saved from Griffiths after Wotherspoon's attempted cross and O'Connor's bid to follow up was blocked as Hibs missed the chance to draw level at the interval.

After the break, a Wotherspoon cross was met by Griffiths, whose looping header was tipped over by Gallacher before O'Connor mis-cued a shot after the on-loan Wolves striker's cut back.

Griffiths missed a glorious opportunity after turning inside the edge of the area following Paul Hanlon's pass, the striker dragging his shot wide with only Gallacher to beat.

After Agogo was replaced by Sproule, Hibs defender David Stephens did well to block Liam Buchanan's run into the box.

Hanlon became the first player booked for persistent fouling before Gallacher turned O'Connor's header from Wotherspoon's cross over the bar.

Richie Towell came on for Lewis Stevenson as Hibs looked for a fresh creative spark and with 11 minutes remaining Sodje was introduced for the disappointing O'Connor. But Hibs' troubles continued.

Wotherspoon, shaky in defence but prominent in attack, had an effort saved by Gallacher before blasting the follow up over.

Danny Galbraith shot well wide before Gallacher turned a Griffiths shot around the post in the first of four minutes of stoppage time.

Goalkeeper Graham Stack came up for the resulting corner, which was over-hit and the Pars prevailed as Hibs left the field to jeers from the home crowd.

Lineup, Bookings (4) & Substitutions (6)

Hibernian

  • 01 Stack
  • 04 Hanlon Booked
  • 05 O'Hanlon
  • 20 Stephens
  • 07 Wotherspoon
  • 11 Galbraith
  • 16 Stevenson (Towell - 72' )
  • 24 Osbourne
  • 09 O'Connor (Sodje - 78' )
  • 18 Agogo (Sproule - 66' )
  • 28 Griffiths

Substitutes

  • 31 Brown
  • 25 Towell
  • 14 Scott
  • 17 Sproule
  • 19 Palsson
  • 26 Welsh
  • 23 Sodje

Dunfermline

  • 01 Gallacher
  • 03 McCann
  • 06 Keddie
  • 15 Dowie
  • 16 Potter
  • 17 Burns
  • 22 Willis Booked (Cardle - 80' Booked )
  • 23 Thomson Booked
  • 10 Kirk (Hardie - 82' )
  • 11 Graham
  • 19 Buchanan (McDougall - 70' )

Substitutes

  • 20 Smith
  • 13 Boyle
  • 39 Young
  • 07 Cardle
  • 08 Hardie
  • 34 Byrne
  • 12 McDougall
Ref: Craig Thomson
Att: 9,531

Match Stats

Shots

7 3

On target

4 2

Corners

8 5

Fouls

14 11

Live Text Commentary

94:02 Full time

Full Time The match has reached full-time.

90:00 +3:33

Foul by Akpo Sodje (Hibernian) on Andy Dowie (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

90:00 +2:40

Attacking throw-in by Paul Burns (Dunfermline).

90:00 +2:16 Booking

Booking Ryan Thomson is cautioned.

90:00 +1:56

Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

90:00 +1:25

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

90:00 +0:46

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to far post, resulting in open play.

88:41

Corner from right by-line taken short right-footed by Joe Cardle (Dunfermline).

88:20

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

87:54

Shot by Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian) left-footed from left channel (30 yards), missed right.

87:21

Attacking throw-in by Richie Towell (Hibernian).

86:59 Booking

Booking Joe Cardle (Dunfermline) booked for unsporting behaviour.

86:38

Shot by Martin Hardie (Dunfermline) left-footed from left channel (35+ yards), save (caught) by Graham Stack (Hibernian).

85:42

Foul by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) on Martin Hardie (Dunfermline). Free kick taken left-footed by Austin McCann (Dunfermline) from left wing, resulting in open play.

85:06

Foul by Akpo Sodje (Hibernian) on Steven McDougall (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Dowie (Dunfermline) from right wing, resulting in open play.

84:59

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

84:41

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

83:51

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Hibernian) on Steven McDougall (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Martin Hardie (Dunfermline) from left channel, resulting in open play.

83:20

Foul by Richie Towell (Hibernian) on Paul Burns (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Dowie (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

83:10

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

82:32

Attacking throw-in by Paul Burns (Dunfermline).

81:53 Substitution

Substitution Dunfermline substitution: Andy Kirk replaced by Martin Hardie (tactical).

81:08

Ivan Sproule (Hibernian) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from own half, resulting in open play.

80:53

Attacking throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

80:32

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) on Paul Burns (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Dowie (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

79:18

Save (punched) by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

79:18 Substitution

Substitution Dunfermline substitution: Paul Willis replaced by Joe Cardle (tactical).

79:06

Shot by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) right-footed from right channel (18 yards),

78:23

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

77:58 Substitution

Substitution Hibernian substitution: Garry O'Connor replaced by Akpo Sodje (tactical).

77:47 Booking

Booking Steven McDougall (Dunfermline) booked for unsporting behaviour.

77:39

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

77:22

Attacking throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

77:01

Attacking throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

76:06

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to far post, save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

75:11

Cross by Paul Willis (Dunfermline), clearance by David Stephens (Hibernian).

74:56

Attacking throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

74:52

Attacking throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

74:46

Attacking throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

73:59

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

71:36

Save (punched) by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

71:36 Substitution

Substitution Hibernian substitution: Lewis Stevenson replaced by Richie Towell (tactical).

71:25

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre,

70:58

Foul by Austin McCann (Dunfermline) on Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Isaiah Osbourne (Hibernian) from left channel, resulting in open play.

70:15

Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

70:15 Booking

Booking Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) booked for unsporting behaviour.

70:10

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) on Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

69:10 Substitution

Substitution Dunfermline substitution: Liam Buchanan replaced by Steven McDougall (tactical).

69:01

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

66:00 Substitution

Substitution Hibernian substitution: Junior Agogo replaced by Ivan Sproule (tactical).

65:53

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

64:37

Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

63:26

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

62:54

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) on Liam Buchanan (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Dowie (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

62:08

Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) to centre, clearance by Garry O'Connor (Hibernian).

61:56

Attacking throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

61:26

Foul by Garry O'Connor (Hibernian) on Paul Burns (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

61:12

Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

60:40

Goal kick taken long by Graham Stack (Hibernian).

59:43

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) to far post, resulting in open play.

59:37

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

59:01

Shot by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) left-footed from right channel (30 yards), missed right.

57:35

Foul by Alex Keddie (Dunfermline) on Garry O'Connor (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by David Stephens (Hibernian) from right channel, resulting in open play.

57:29

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

56:48

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

55:46

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre, clearance by Alex Keddie (Dunfermline).

55:28

Goal kick taken long by Graham Stack (Hibernian).

55:03

Cross by Austin McCann (Dunfermline), resulting in open play.

53:52

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) on Paul Willis (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

52:56

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre, clearance by David Graham (Dunfermline).

52:11

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline) on Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian). Free kick taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) from left wing, resulting in open play.

52:04

Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

52:00

Attacking throw-in by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian).

51:31

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre, clearance by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline).

51:22

Attacking throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

48:45

Handball by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from left channel, resulting in open play.

48:17

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

48:04

Cross by Junior Agogo (Hibernian), resulting in open play.

47:17

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

46:37

Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

46:03

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

45:43

Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

45:24

Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

45:13

Cross by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian), clearance by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

45:01

The match restarts for the second half.

45:00 +1:09 Half time

Half Time The ref blows to end the first period.

45:00 +1:04

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

45:00 +0:05

Inswinging corner from right by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to far post, resulting in open play.

43:52

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

43:47

Attacking throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

43:18

Shot by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) right-footed from right channel (20 yards), resulting in open play.

43:02

Cross by Paul Burns (Dunfermline), clearance by David Stephens (Hibernian).

42:40

Attacking throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

42:20

Attacking throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

42:03

Attacking throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

41:43

Foul by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) on Alex Keddie (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from left channel, resulting in open play.

41:19

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

40:36

Foul by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) on Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian). Free kick taken left-footed by Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian) from left channel, resulting in open play.

39:44

Cross by Junior Agogo (Hibernian), resulting in open play.

38:56

Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

38:02

Foul by Austin McCann (Dunfermline) on David Wotherspoon (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Sean O'Hanlon (Hibernian) from right channel, resulting in open play.

37:37

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

36:48

Foul by Andy Kirk (Dunfermline) on Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by David Stephens (Hibernian) from left channel, resulting in open play.

35:30

Shot by Andy Kirk (Dunfermline) left-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (tipped round post) by Graham Stack (Hibernian). Outswinging corner from right by-line taken right-footed by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) to centre, resulting in open play.

35:11

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

34:29

Foul by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian) on Liam Buchanan (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

34:03

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

33:04

Foul by Andy Kirk (Dunfermline) on Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Graham Stack (Hibernian) from left channel, resulting in open play.

32:53

Defending throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

32:07

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

31:48

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

31:30

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

31:08

Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

30:38

Foul by Sean O'Hanlon (Hibernian) on Liam Buchanan (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) from left wing, resulting in open play.

30:24

Attacking throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

29:50

Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

29:06

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

28:28

Junior Agogo (Hibernian) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline) from own half, resulting in open play.

27:38

Foul by Andy Dowie (Dunfermline) on Garry O'Connor (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by David Stephens (Hibernian) from left channel, resulting in open play.

27:19

Defending throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

26:35

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

26:02

Shot by Junior Agogo (Hibernian) left-footed from left channel (18 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

25:46

Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), clearance by Andy Dowie (Dunfermline).

25:16

Cross by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian), clearance by Andy Dowie (Dunfermline).

23:59

Cross by Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian), clearance by Alex Keddie (Dunfermline).

23:31

Foul by Ryan Thomson (Dunfermline) on Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Junior Agogo (Hibernian) from left channel, resulting in open play.

22:51

Cross by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian), clearance by Alex Keddie (Dunfermline).

21:17

Paul Burns (Dunfermline) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Graham Stack (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

21:06

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

20:03

Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

19:42

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

19:15

Shot by Junior Agogo (Hibernian) left-footed from right channel (25 yards), missed right.

18:29

Defending throw-in by Alex Keddie (Dunfermline).

17:44

Outswinging corner from left by-line taken left-footed by Leigh Griffiths (Hibernian) to centre, save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

16:23

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian) on David Graham (Dunfermline). Free kick taken right-footed by Andy Kirk (Dunfermline) from right channel, resulting in open play.

14:58

Foul by David Graham (Dunfermline) on Daniel Galbraith (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by Junior Agogo (Hibernian) from left channel (30 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

14:22

Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

13:36

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

12:15

Defending throw-in by Paul Willis (Dunfermline).

11:09

Liam Buchanan (Dunfermline) caught offside. Free kick taken right-footed by Graham Stack (Hibernian) from own half, resulting in open play.

10:09

Inswinging corner from left by-line taken right-footed by Paul Willis (Dunfermline) to centre, clearance by Junior Agogo (Hibernian).

9:50

Cross by Liam Buchanan (Dunfermline), clearance by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

9:08

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

7:43

Defending throw-in by Austin McCann (Dunfermline).

7:16

Foul by Alex Keddie (Dunfermline) on Garry O'Connor (Hibernian). Free kick taken right-footed by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian) from right channel, resulting in open play.

6:51

Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

6:46

Attacking throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

6:42

Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

5:18

Goal kick taken long by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

2:25

The assist for the goal came from Paul Willis.

2:25 Goal scored

Goal! - Austin McCann - Hibernian 0 - 1 Dunf'mline goal by Austin McCann (Dunfermline) left-footed (top-left of goal) from left side of penalty area (6 yards).Hibernian 0-1 Dunfermline.

2:25

The ball is delivered by Paul Burns,

1:54

Attacking throw-in by Paul Burns (Dunfermline).

1:44

Defending throw-in by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

1:06

Shot by Garry O'Connor (Hibernian) right-footed from left channel (20 yards), save (caught) by Paul Gallacher (Dunfermline).

0:49

Cross by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian), resulting in open play.

0:14

Defending throw-in by David Wotherspoon (Hibernian).

0:00

The match has kicked off.

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