Goalkeeper Mark Oxley scored as Hibernian opened their Scottish Championship campaign with victory over Livingston at Easter Road.

Farid El Alagui headed Hibs ahead after Livi's Kyle Jacobs had struck the bar.

Oxley launched the ball towards opposite number Darren Jamieson, who misjudged the bounce and watched in horror as the ball crossed his line.

Declan Gallacher pulled one back for Livingston in the second half but it proved only to be consolation.

Hibernian goalkeeper Mark Oxley's long punt up the field finds its way into the Livingston net

Livi's defence could only look on in horror as Oxley's punt made its way into the net

The last goalkeeper to score for Hibs was Andy Goram against Greenock Morton in 1988.

And, after a poor home record last term played a large part in Hibs' eventual relegation, the Leith outfit will be pleased with the three points, albeit with a bit of good fortune.

Highlights - Hibs keeper Oxley scores goal

The opening goal came from a more expected source as former Dundee United and Falkirk forward El Alagui nodded Liam Craig's corner into the net.

Oxley managed to find the back of the net after a huge clearance from a goal-kick sailed over the head of Jamieson.

However, the Hibs keeper could only palm a Keaghan Jacobs free-kick into the path of Gallacher on the hour mark and the defender side-footed the ball in to give Livingston hope.

John McGlynn's side did maintain a threat but Hibs held on to give Alan Stubbs his first competitive victory as Easter Road boss.

Lineup, Bookings (1) & Substitutions (5)

Hibernian

  • 01 Oxley
  • 02 Gray
  • 16 Stevenson
  • 10 Craig
  • 06 Forster
  • 04 Hanlon
  • 07 Harris
  • 08 Robertson
  • 09 El Alagui
  • 14 Heffernan (Cummings - 80' )
  • 11 Stanton (Kennedy - 80' )

Substitutes

  • 05 Nelson
  • 17 Tudur Jones
  • 20 Allan
  • 22 Booth
  • 30 Kennedy
  • 31 Perntreou
  • 35 Cummings

Livingston

  • 01 Jamieson
  • 18 White (Burchill - 82' )
  • 03 Talbot
  • 06 Jacobs Booked
  • 05 Fordyce
  • 14 Gallagher
  • 07 Jacobs
  • 08 O'Brien
  • 19 Glen (Hippolyte - 72' )
  • 20 Mullen (Robertson - 82' )
  • 17 McKenna

Substitutes

  • 10 Robertson
  • 11 Hippolyte
  • 16 Beaumont
  • 21 Grant
  • 27 Burchill
  • 30 Moffat
  • 31 Rutherford
Ref: Bobby Madden
Att: 9,390

Match Stats

Shots

15 11

On target

6 3

Corners

7 3

Fouls

15 13

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.

90:00 +3:20 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 1.

90:00 +2:38

Alex Harris (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

90:00 +2:38

Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).

90:00 +1:28

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

90:00 +0:51

Hand ball by Matthew Kennedy (Hibernian).

88:29

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

88:29

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

87:36

Attempt missed. Declan Gallagher (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

87:00

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

86:57

Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

86:16

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

85:55

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

85:55

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

84:54

Hand ball by David Robertson (Livingston).

84:01

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by David Gray.

82:47

Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

82:47

Burton O'Brien (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

81:18 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Mark Burchill replaces Jordan White.

81:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. David Robertson replaces Daniel Mullen.

80:18

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

80:18

Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

79:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Matthew Kennedy replaces Samuel Stanton.

79:26 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Jason Cummings replaces Paul Heffernan.

75:20

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

75:20

Foul by Jordan Forster (Hibernian).

73:22

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

72:42

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).

72:42

Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

71:45

Foul by Myles Hippolyte (Livingston).

71:45

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

71:34 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Livingston. Myles Hippolyte replaces Gary Glen.

70:13

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

70:13

Foul by Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston).

69:20

Attempt saved. Daniel Mullen (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

68:30

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).

68:30

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

67:18 Booking

Booking Kyle Jacobs (Livingston) is shown the yellow card.

67:09

Foul by Kyle Jacobs (Livingston).

67:09

Alex Harris (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

63:11

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the right wing.

63:11

Foul by Jason Talbot (Livingston).

59:49 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 2, Livingston 1. Declan Gallagher (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner.

59:31

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) hits the bar with a right footed shot from outside the box.

58:21

Foul by Lewis Stevenson (Hibernian).

58:21

Michael McKenna (Livingston) wins a free kick on the right wing.

57:34

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

57:34

Jason Talbot (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

53:47

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

52:34

Attempt saved. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is saved in the bottom left corner.

50:13

Attempt missed. Gary Glen (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box misses to the right.

48:20

Attempt missed. Gary Glen (Livingston) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

46:58

Attempt saved. Callum Fordyce (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

46:18

Foul by Paul Heffernan (Hibernian).

46:18

Burton O'Brien (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

45:26

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Callum Fordyce.

45:00

Second Half begins Hibernian 2, Livingston 0.

45:00 +2:10 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hibernian 2, Livingston 0.

44:25

Foul by Samuel Stanton (Hibernian).

44:25

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

41:54

Attempt missed. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is high and wide to the right.

41:54

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

40:15

Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

40:15

Foul by Jordan White (Livingston).

39:33

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Liam Craig.

38:47

Attempt blocked. Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

37:30

Hand ball by Paul Hanlon (Hibernian).

37:30

Attempt missed. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

36:33

Attempt saved. Liam Craig (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top left corner.

36:33

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Darren Jamieson.

32:37

Attempt blocked. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

31:51

Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

31:51

Foul by Declan Gallagher (Livingston).

29:52

Attempt missed. Jordan Forster (Hibernian) right footed shot from the centre of the box is too high.

29:52

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

28:40

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

28:40

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

28:40

Foul by Callum Fordyce (Livingston).

26:05

Attempt missed. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is too high.

21:11

Attempt missed. Liam Craig (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses to the right.

18:25 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 2, Livingston 0. Mark Oxley (Hibernian) right footed shot from more than 35 yards to the bottom right corner.

15:26 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 1, Livingston 0. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) header from very close range to the top right corner. Assisted by Liam Craig with a cross following a corner.

15:26

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Jason Talbot.

14:40

Attempt blocked. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

14:00

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

13:58

Foul by Alex Harris (Hibernian).

12:33

Daniel Mullen (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

12:33

Foul by Liam Craig (Hibernian).

9:33

Attempt missed. Michael McKenna (Livingston) right footed shot from outside the box is too high.

9:03

Declan Gallagher (Livingston) hits the bar with a header from very close range following a corner.

8:29

Corner, Livingston. Conceded by Jordan Forster.

7:24

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

7:24

Declan Gallagher (Livingston) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

5:54

Foul by Gary Glen (Livingston).

5:54

Scott Robertson (Hibernian) wins a free kick on the left wing.

5:09

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Kyle Jacobs.

0:58

Attempt missed. Burton O'Brien (Livingston) right footed shot from more than 35 yards is high and wide to the right.

0:16

Keaghan Jacobs (Livingston) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

0:16

Foul by Scott Robertson (Hibernian).

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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