Hearts U20s suffered a heavy defeat against Hamilton Academicals last night.

On a night where everything that could go wrong did, the U20s were beaten 5-1.


Red cards, injuries and used subs told the story of last night's match at New Douglas Park as the Wee Jambos came undone by Lady Luck.

Goalkeeper Jack Hamilton saw red early in the first half after a foul in the box and Hamilton's Eamonn Brophy scored from the resultant penalty, but not before Darren Murray lost the services of Liam Gordon due to injury.

With Hearts down to ten men and U17s 'keeper Jamie Sneddon between the sticks after he replaced Gordon's replacement Sean McKirdy, a tactical substitution was made to try and get back in the game. However disaster struck when Dale Carrick hobbled off on 34 minutes, leaving the Wee Jambos with nine men on the pitch and no substitutions left.

The home side struck a quick-fire double after the restart, but Hearts got a foothold back into the game when Billy King was brought down outside the box and Hamilton's Scott McCann received a red card. Adam King then crossed quickly for Sam Nicholson to head home unmarked in the box.

Hamilton grabbed a fourth with nearly 20 minutes remaining through Jason McGrath, then finished off the evening's scoring with a fifth in the last minute.

Onwards and upwards for the Wee Jambos as they face Dunfermline at Newtongrange's New Victoria Park on Tuesday 3rd September.

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