Strikes from Welsh duo Christian Doidge and Tom James on their Easter Road debuts seen the Hibees walk away with the three group points.
The Wasps made a good game of it, with goalkeeper Neil Parry performing superbly before his injury forced him off the pitch.
It wasn’t a vintage performance from Hibs but it was enough to get the job done. Here’s our marks out of ten for each Hibee that played against Peter Grant’s side.
Ofir Marciano- 6
Marciano made his first start of the season after missing the Stirling Albion clash. He had nothing to do in the first 45 before having next to nothing in the second half.
Steven Whittaker- 7
The veteran full-back became somewhat of a goal threat against Alloa. He had a volley and a header in the first half that went close before he skied a late effort as the game came to a close. Operated his defensive role well.
Darren McGregor- 6
Signs of pre-season rust where there but overall it was a satisfactory performance from McGregor. Did his job of preventing any real Alloa chances.
Paul Hanlon- 8
Getting into his rhythm now. Hanlon was brilliant against the Wasps. Strong tackling and ability in the air stopped Alloa advancing in the final third almost single handedly.
Tom James- 7
He didn’t have much to do all afternoon. His home debut goal was a beauty though and sealed the victory for the Hibees.
Martin Boyle- 5
His first game in 2019 and unsurprisingly Boyle looked a bit rusty. Showed a couple of decent bits of play, but he’ll need a few more games before we see the best of him.
Josh Campbell- 6
Guarded the backline well on his first competitive Leith appearance. Made a few nice passes before he was subbed at half-time.
Stevie Mallan- 5
Wasn’t fully able to implement himself into this game. His attacking powers were limited throughout. A decent display in the second half but could have made more of an impact.
Daryl Horgan- 6
Showed in bursts the pace and trickery Hibs fans have become accustomed to. Was denied by the excellent Parry in the first half after Campbell put him through on goal.
Christian Doidge- 8
The Welshman had a good home debut. He tucked away his goal brilliantly and seen countless other shots on goal saved. On another day some of them would have gone in. Had a late header ruled offside.
Florian Kamberi- 5
Wasn’t really able to make an impact. Did a lot of huffing and puffing but didn’t make any inroads going forward.
Scott Allan- 6
Showed his classy technical ability from the bench as a half time sub. Brought some quality to the middle of the park.
Fraser Murray- 7
Hibs youngster Murray was buzzing about the engine room, putting in a fine display from the bench. He’d have made an impression on manager Paul Heckingbottom.
Oli Shaw- N/A
Replaced Boyle with minutes to spare.