Another good three points for Hibs which, after other results went in their favour, closes the gap on second placed Aberdeen.
This game was not a classic and it took Hibs until the second half to really find their stride. Fortunately Dunfermline did not look like much of a threat and it is easy to understand why they are struggling this season.
Two second half goals from Chris Killen won the game for Hibs but I had the feeling that at any time Hibs could have upped the tempo and scored more goals. Probably the fact we Play Aberdeen on the second of January meant the players were conserving some energy.
For once Hibs managed to get through the game with eleven players still on the park, maybe John Collins is managing to instill a bit more discipline.
The main talking point before the game was that Zibi the Hibs goalkeeper (who tends to save his howlers for the derby matches) was dropped, not even making the bench. In his place was Andy McNeil who also plays for the Scotland under 19s. Andy did not have a lot to do but everything he did do was fine. A tougher test on Tuesday no doubt.
Happy New Year