Adam Campbell-inspired St Mirren survived a spirited Hibs comeback to secure maximum points at Easter Road.

Paul McGowan's fifth-minute shot struck the post and found the net via unlucky Hibs goalkeeper Ben Williams.

The Buddies added two in quick succession when Campbell fired home, then delivered a cross for Steven Thompson to nod in from close range.

James Collins reduced the deficit with two headers and the Buddies survived a late penalty appeal to earn victory.

The Buddies broke the deadlock when McGowan's shot came back off the post before hitting Williams and trickling into the net.

Hibs came close to levelling when Marc McAusland and Jim Goodwin dithered in the box and Jason Cummings's deflected shot whistled wide.

Campbell doubled St Mirren's lead with a composed finish after playing a neat one two with John McGinn and firing an angled drive past Williams.

And the on-loan Newcastle striker then turned provider, gliding past Lewis Stevenson before firing in a dangerous cross for Thompson to head home from close range.

Shell-shocked Hibs had the crossbar to thank as they almost slipped four down as McGowan's lob came back off the woodwork.

With the visitors seemingly coasting to victory, Terry Butcher's men finally bared their teeth and reduced the deficit through Collins.

The striker headed home Alex Harris's cross and then grabbed his and Hibs's second when he directed home Stevenson's free-kick.

With their tails up, the hosts poured forward in search of an equaliser and appealed unsuccessfully for a Campbell handball in the box.

Lineup, Bookings (3) & Substitutions (6)

Hibernian

  • 01 Williams
  • 18 Maybury
  • 03 McGivern (Harris - 9' )
  • 08 Robertson Booked
  • 23 Forster
  • 05 Nelson
  • 11 Cairney (Stanton - 45' )
  • 10 Craig
  • 35 Cummings (Zoubir - 77' )
  • 14 Collins
  • 16 Stevenson

Substitutes

  • 07 Harris
  • 17 Tudur Jones
  • 21 Murdoch
  • 24 Heffernan
  • 26 Stanton
  • 27 Zoubir

St Mirren

  • 28 Kello
  • 22 Naismith
  • 18 Kelly
  • 07 McGinn
  • 04 McGregor
  • 14 McAusland Booked
  • 24 Newton
  • 06 Goodwin Booked (Wylde - 65' )
  • 12 Campbell (Grainger - 93' )
  • 09 Thompson
  • 10 McGowan (van Zanten - 82' )

Substitutes

  • 02 van Zanten
  • 17 Reilly
  • 26 Brady
  • 27 Grainger
  • 30 Dilo
  • 39 Wylde
Ref: William Collum
Att: 9,610

Match Stats

Shots

7 2

On target

4 2

Corners

11 4

Fouls

16 10

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hibernian 2, St Mirren 3.

90:00 +4:27 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, St Mirren 3.

90:00 +2:41 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, St Mirren. Daniel Grainger replaces Adam Campbell.

90:00 +2:16

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Conor Newton.

90:00 +0:49

Alan Maybury (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

90:00 +0:49

Foul by Gregg Wylde (St Mirren).

89:22

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

88:46 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 2, St Mirren 3. James Collins (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Jordan Forster.

88:08

Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:08

Foul by Jason Naismith (St Mirren).

87:36

Foul by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

87:36

Gregg Wylde (St Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

87:03

Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

87:03

John McGinn (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

86:10 Booking

Booking Scott Robertson (Hibernian) is shown the yellow card.

86:00

Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

86:00

Marc McAusland (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

83:33

Foul by Jordan Forster (Hibernian).

83:33

Steven Thompson (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:46 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, St Mirren. David van Zanten replaces Paul McGowan because of an injury.

79:16

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).

79:16

Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

78:17

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

76:11 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Abdellah Zoubir replaces Jason Cummings.

73:58

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Naismith.

73:28

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

71:05

Michael Nelson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

71:05

Foul by Marc McAusland (St Mirren).

70:53 Booking

Booking Marc McAusland (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card.

70:04

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Alan Maybury.

64:44 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, St Mirren. Gregg Wylde replaces James Goodwin.

62:22 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 1, St Mirren 3. James Collins (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box to the top right corner. Assisted by Alex Harris following a corner.

62:06

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Darren McGregor.

61:47

Attempt saved. Alex Harris (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:01 Booking

Booking James Goodwin (St Mirren) is shown the yellow card.

60:49

Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

60:49

Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

60:22

Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

60:22

John McGinn (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

59:12

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Adam Campbell.

57:07

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

56:13

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).

56:13

Darren McGregor (St Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

53:29

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

45:00

Second Half begins Hibernian 0, St Mirren 3.

45:00 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Paul Cairney.

45:00 +1:27 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hibernian 0, St Mirren 3.

45:00 +1:03

Paul Cairney (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:00 +1:03

Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

42:02

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Ben Williams.

41:15

Foul by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

41:15

John McGinn (St Mirren) wins a free kick on the left wing.

40:30

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Lewis Stevenson.

39:56

Foul by Michael Nelson (Hibernian).

39:56

Steven Thompson (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

38:00

James Goodwin (St Mirren) wins a free kick on the right wing.

37:59

Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

37:03

Attempt saved. James Collins (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

35:53

Attempt missed. James Collins (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is too high.

33:46

Foul by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

33:46

Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

31:37

Foul by Jason Cummings (Hibernian).

31:37

Darren McGregor (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

28:43

Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

28:43

James Goodwin (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

26:48

Corner, St Mirren. Conceded by Alex Harris.

26:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 0, St Mirren 3. Steven Thompson (St Mirren) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Adam Campbell.

23:38 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 0, St Mirren 2. Adam Campbell (St Mirren) right footed shot from the right side of the six yard box to the bottom left corner. Assisted by John McGinn.

19:41

Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

19:41

Foul by John McGinn (St Mirren).

18:36

Jason Cummings (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

18:36

Foul by Jason Naismith (St Mirren).

17:52

James Collins (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

17:52

Foul by James Goodwin (St Mirren).

16:39

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Sean Kelly.

14:38

Foul by James Collins (Hibernian).

14:38

Darren McGregor (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

12:10

Jordan Forster (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:10

Foul by Steven Thompson (St Mirren).

10:20

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Marc McAusland.

10:09

Attempt blocked. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

8:22 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Alex Harris replaces Ryan McGivern because of an injury.

7:19

Attempt missed. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is too high.

4:47 Goal scored

Goal! Own Goal by Ben Williams, Hibernian. Hibernian 0, St Mirren 1.

3:06

Foul by Paul Cairney (Hibernian).

3:06

John McGinn (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

2:07

Foul by Alan Maybury (Hibernian).

2:07

Paul McGowan (St Mirren) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:32

Liam Craig (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

0:32

Foul by John McGinn (St Mirren).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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