Hibs came from behind to secure a comfortable 3-1 victory over Dunfermline at East End Park this afternoon.
New signing Chris Maxwell replaced Patrick Martin in goals after Hibs’ midweek defeat to Arbroath and the keeper had to pick the ball out of the net after only four minutes when Dunfermline defender Euan Murray headed home from Andy Ryan’s corner.
Hibs looked shaky in defence and the pars almost doubled their advantage but Kevin Nisbet’s effort was deflected over the bar.
The visitors eventually started to control the game and Ryan Scully did well to save a powerful effort from Tom James then another from Joe Newell.
Adam Jackson replaced Paul Hanlon at the break and equalised within three minutes with a superb overhead kick which looped into the net, to the delight of the travelling supporters.
Hibs continued to press forward and took the lead when Daryl Horgan was brought down inside the area by Lee Ashcroft. The Irishman converted the resultant spot kick.
Maxwell then did well to save from Gabby McGill before Hibs wrapped things up when Horgan’s cross found Florian Kamberi (pictured) who headed the ball into the bottom corner of the net.
Dunfermline: Scully (Gill 77), Comrie (Bowman 61), L Martin (Morrison 77), Ashcroft (Brown 85), E Murray (Lang 46), Paton (P Allan 68), Dow (Smith 77), Beadling (Todd 68), Nisbet (McGill 61), Ryan (McCann 68), Coley (Turner 68).
Hibs: Maxwell, James, McGregor (Sadiki 85), Hanlon (Jackson 46) Mackie (Doig 85), Mallan (Campbell 61), S Allan (Stirling 61), F Murray (Horgan 61), Boyle (Moon 61), Newell ( Shaw 61), Doidge (Kamberi 61).
Substitutes not used: P Martin.
Referee: Barry Cook