Hibernian staged an amazing late rally to come back from 2-0 down at home to Dumbarton in the League Cup.

Mitch Megginson crashed the Sons ahead with an acrobatic shot on 52 minutes and Mark Gilhaney scrambled in a second goal from a set-piece.

With 12 minutes remaining, Farid El Alagui nodded home and the striker levelled with another header.

Substitute Sam Stanton then completed the turnaround with a thunderous shot in the closing stages.

Having lost two Championship matches in a row, Hibs again looked like paying for a series of missed chances in the first half.

Alex Harris had a shot cleared off the goal-line in the opening half, El Alagui's low strike was well saved and no-one was able to get on the end of a superb David Gray cross.

Lineup, Bookings (2) & Substitutions (5)

Hibernian

  • 01 Oxley
  • 02 Gray
  • 22 Booth
  • 08 Robertson
  • 06 Forster
  • 05 Fontaine
  • 07 Harris (Cummings - 57' )
  • 20 Allan Booked
  • 09 El Alagui
  • 19 Handling (Stanton - 70' )
  • 30 Kennedy

Substitutes

  • 11 Stanton
  • 14 Heffernan
  • 17 Tudur Jones
  • 27 Allan
  • 31 Perntreou
  • 32 Dunsmore
  • 35 Cummings

Dumbarton

  • 01 Rogers
  • 02 van Zanten (Prunty - 92' )
  • 03 Linton
  • 06 Turner
  • 04 Graham
  • 14 Fleming (Campbell - 82' )
  • 07 Gilhaney
  • 12 Taggart
  • 09 Nish (Kirkpatrick - 72' )
  • 08 Agnew
  • 10 Megginson Booked

Substitutes

  • 11 Kirkpatrick
  • 15 Prunty
  • 17 Murray
  • 18 McDougall
  • 19 Ewings
  • 20 Campbell
  • 26 Coleman
Ref: Don Robertson
Att: 5,066

Match Stats

Shots

22 3

On target

8 3

Corners

10 3

Fouls

8 3

Live Text Commentary

Full time

Full Time Match ends, Hibernian 3, Dumbarton 2.

90:00 +3:42 Full time

Full Time Second Half ends, Hibernian 3, Dumbarton 2.

90:00 +3:00

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

90:00 +3:00

Andy Graham (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

90:00 +1:09 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Bryan Prunty replaces David van Zanten.

90:00 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 3, Dumbarton 2. Samuel Stanton (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box to the top right corner.

88:22

Attempt missed. Scott Allan (Hibernian) right footed shot from very close range is just a bit too high.

84:52

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

83:52 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 2, Dumbarton 2. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Jordan Forster.

81:56 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Archie Campbell replaces Garry Fleming.

80:14

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Linton.

77:42 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 1, Dumbarton 2. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from very close range to the bottom right corner. Assisted by David Gray.

74:44

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

74:44

Foul by Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton).

73:18

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

73:18

(Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

73:06

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Chris Turner.

72:53

Attempt blocked. Scott Allan (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

71:43 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Dumbarton. Jordan Kirkpatrick replaces Colin Nish.

71:28

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

71:28

Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

70:00 Booking

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

69:37

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

69:03 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Samuel Stanton replaces Daniel Handling.

68:40

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

68:40

Foul by David van Zanten (Dumbarton).

65:28

Foul by Callum Booth (Hibernian).

65:28

Colin Nish (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the left wing.

63:57

Attempt saved. Matthew Kennedy (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

61:45

Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box misses to the right.

61:16

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

61:06

Attempt saved. Jason Cummings (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box is saved in the top centre of the goal.

58:18 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 0, Dumbarton 2. Mark Gilhaney (Dumbarton) left footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom left corner.

57:45

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Callum Booth.

56:37 Substitution

Substitution Substitution, Hibernian. Jason Cummings replaces Alex Harris.

56:13

Attempt missed. Alex Harris (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is close, but misses the top left corner.

52:25 Booking

Booking Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) is shown the yellow card.

51:04 Goal scored

Goal! Goal! Hibernian 0, Dumbarton 1. Mitchel Megginson (Dumbarton) right footed shot from the centre of the box to the bottom right corner. Assisted by Colin Nish.

50:49

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by David Gray.

49:40

Foul by Farid El Alagui (Hibernian).

49:40

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the attacking half.

48:52

Corner, Dumbarton. Conceded by Liam Fontaine.

47:23

Attempt missed. Alex Harris (Hibernian) right footed shot from the right side of the box is close, but misses to the right.

45:00

Second Half begins Hibernian 0, Dumbarton 0.

45:00 +1:04 Half time

Half Time First Half ends, Hibernian 0, Dumbarton 0.

44:51

Attempt missed. Jordan Forster (Hibernian) header from the left side of the six yard box is high and wide to the left.

44:24

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Linton.

40:06

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

40:06

Foul by Scott Agnew (Dumbarton).

39:07

Foul by Liam Fontaine (Hibernian).

39:07

Chris Turner (Dumbarton) wins a free kick on the right wing.

38:25

Attempt missed. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) header from very close range misses to the left.

37:08

Attempt missed. Matthew Kennedy (Hibernian) left footed shot from outside the box misses to the left.

35:37

Foul by Scott Allan (Hibernian).

35:37

Garry Fleming (Dumbarton) wins a free kick in the defensive half.

34:13

Attempt saved. Colin Nish (Dumbarton) header from the centre of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

30:55

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

30:28

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Andy Graham.

26:50

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

22:54

Foul by David Gray (Hibernian).

22:54

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

21:41

Attempt missed. Liam Fontaine (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the six yard box misses to the left.

21:14

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Taggart.

20:59

Attempt blocked. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) right footed shot from outside the box is blocked.

19:30

Attempt saved. Farid El Alagui (Hibernian) right footed shot from the left side of the box is saved in the centre of the goal.

18:42

Attempt missed. Daniel Handling (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

16:46

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Danny Rogers.

11:52

Attempt missed. Scott Robertson (Hibernian) header from the centre of the box is just a bit too high.

11:18

Corner, Hibernian. Conceded by Scott Linton.

6:10

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

3:58

Attempt saved. Callum Booth (Hibernian) left footed shot from a difficult angle and long range on the left is saved in the centre of the goal.

0:00

First Half begins.

0:00

Lineups are announced and players are warming up.

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